Celtic's Champions League qualifier foes FC Midtjylland are no strangers to Scottish soil.

The Danish outfit - who missed out on the Superliga title by one point to Brondby this season - faced Rangers in the Europa League just two short years ago and gave a decent account of themselves.

They may have lost 4-2 at home then 3-1 at Ibrox but they showed enough to prove that the Hoops are certainly not in for an easy ride when they square-off next month in the second round of qualifying.

But what can Ange Postecoglou and his side expect from their opponents? Well, last season they managed 57 goals in 32 league outings and 18 victories in that time, including wins over eventual champions Brondby and Aalborg.

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Sory Kaba, 25, is their top man up front having played 35 games in all competitions last season and netting 12 goals. They also boast a slick midfielder in Evander who played 35 times himself, scoring six from the engine room.

One man who is well known to the Celtic support is former defender Erik Sviatchenko who, since departing Parkhead in 2018, has become a vital cog in the Midtjylland machine. He has picked up the Danish side's player of the year and been heralded as one of their most influential stars and has scored nine goals during his time there.

Of course, Sviatchenko has unfinished business in Glasgow and has emerged as a transfer target for Celts to potentially bring him back to Scotland, which would certainly provide an interesting narrative should that deal be done before July 20/21 when this first-leg is set to go ahead.

What can be said in Celtic's favour is that Midtjylland are not unbeatable. Despite finishing just one point behind Brondby in their domestic competition, they won just 18 games from a 32-match season. The other 14 matches consisted of six draws and eight defeats, so Postecoglou's Bhoys won't fear their opposition.

However with key defenders like Alexander Scholz, Dion Cools, Paulinho and goalkeeper Jesper Hansen at the back they conceded the least number of goals in the Superliga over the course of last season, just 33, compared to the closest numbers in Brondby and Randers, who both let in 38.

Celtic could have had a more difficult route into the third round, it must be said. They avoided Rapid Vienna and last season's conquerors Sparta Prague. But they'll have to be wary against a dangerous Danish outfit.

FORMED: 1999

STADIUM: MCH Arena (11,432)

HONOURS: Danish league winners three times, Danish Cup winners once.

MANAGER: Bo Henriksen.

STAR MAN: Sory Kaba.