FC Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken rates his side’s chances of progressing through to the last 16 of the Europa League as “50/50,” following Monday’s last 32 draw.

Celtic will travel to the Danish capital on 20 February for the first leg before hosting the return fixture a week later.

And according to the Celtic Star, Solbakken believes his side stand an equal chance of progressing past the Hoops. 

I think it was a fine draw for us, and we have a fair chance of going to the round of 16. It’s an attractive team for our fans, and we had some good fights against them in 2006. I regard our chances as 50/50, so it is a fine opponent for us.

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While Solbakken is clearly going to suggest his team has an equal chance heading into the last 32 tie, Celtic are likely to be considered as favourites to progress.

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The Hoops were the more impressive side in the group stage, topping Group E while Copenhagen scraped through after Dynamo Kiev drew their final group game.

Celtic have also drawn with Rennes and beaten Lazio away from home in Europe this season, and will be confident of securing a positive result in Copenhagen to take back to Parkhead.