Beram Kayal, who scored the winner last time Ajax came to Glasgow, believes Celtic will win tonight

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The Israeli is now plying his trade for Brighton in the Championship.

Celtic take on Ajax tonight in a crunch Europa League tie at Celtic Park. The Bhoys are currently on the brink of elimination from the competition after two successive defeats to Norwegian outfit Molde.

For Celtic to stand any chance of progressing to the next round of the competition they will need to win this evening.

One man who knows something about beating Ajax is Beram Kayal. The Israeli international scored what proved to be the winning goal when the two last met in Glasgow back in October 2013.

A penalty from James Forrest had given Celtic the lead before Kayal added a second just after the break. Lasse Schone's effort for Ajax proved to be little more than just a consolation.

Kayal has since left the club and is now starring for Championship high-flyers Brighton and Hove Albion.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun this week however he is still backing the Bhoys and believes they will defeat Ajax tonight:

“I respect the current team. It’s hard to comment on what’s gone wrong in Europe. When you sign young players it can take time to get success — but at Celtic you don’t get a lot of time. The club’s always under pressure.

“It can be hard for young players to deal with. But they can beat Ajax. At home, I always expect Celtic to win.”

Celtic are currently bottom of the group on just two points. They can still qualify for the next round of the competition with wins against both Ajax and Fenerbahce in their final two fixtures but those hopes will effectively end if Fenerbahce pick up a win in Norway against runaway group leaders Molde.

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