Celtic had a rather terrible night on Thursday.
Neil Lennon’s side were beaten comfortably by AC Milan in their opening UEFA Europa League group match and then news was revealed that star man Odsonne Edouard would not be available for their next match.
The Bhoys face Aberdeen this weekend, however the France Under-21 international has been ruled out because of the current viral pandemic.
The Hoops have been without him for the games against Old Firm rivals Rangers and AC Milan – games that they would lose 2-0 and 3-1 respectively – due to him being in quarantine after being diagnosed with the infection.
Lennon has since revealed that he doubts that his star forward would likely be missing for their Scottish Premiership match against Aberdeen; a match many bettors can look to place wagers on via online betting.
Lennon admitted on BT Sport (via Daily Record): “I doubt he would be available for the weekend.
“We just have to wait and see, he hasn’t done a lot just a little bit of cardio and some jogging around to check everything’s ok.”
There is no doubt that the Hoops have missed Edouard in recent fixtures as the striker has proven to be one of their key men ever since joining the club from Paris Saint-Germain on a temporary deal before completing a permanent switch the following year.
During his time at Celtic Park, the 22-year-old has recorded 66 goals in 136 matches for the Hoops, with an impressive record of 45 goals in 81 Premiership games (per TransferMarkt).
He has also managed to hit four goals in his seven Premiership appearances this season, thus showing that his absence has clearly been felt by the Bhoys.
Edouard is not the only player to have been out on the sidelines, though, as the Scottish champions have been hit hard by injuries.
However, Lennon has revealed that he expects to have some of his players back in the near future, including Edouard.
He said: “Hopefully we’ll have Edouard back, maybe not for the weekend but for Lille.
“Bitton’s closer, Elhamed closer, Mikey Johnston closer.
“Then the likes of (Albian) Ajeti, (Ryan) Christie, (Tom) Rogic getting game time, and Laxalt getting game time.
“So it’s starting to look a lot rosier for us.
“Nir’s back so he’s going through his cardiac screening, checking out his heart rate.
“Hatem will be back Monday, his isolation period will be over, so he’ll be another week or so after that I’d imagine.”