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Ajax and Celtic are under pressure to pick up all three pointsReuters

Celtic and Ajax face off in a battle for Europa League survival on Thursday.

Both teams have been quite disappointing this campaign, with Celtic, the home team for this match, managing just two points from four matches, while Ajax haven't done that much better, having picked up a mere three points.

With Molde already through to the next round, the final qualifying place will be taken up by one of Celtic, Ajax and Fenerbahce, who at the moment are in pole position, with five points in the group.

While Fenerbahce cannot guarantee qualification on Thursday with victory over Molde – that is dependent on how the match at Celtic Park goes -- they can take one major step towards that by picking up three points.

Celtic and Ajax, on the other hand, will hope Molde get the better of the Turkish side, while picking up three points themselves, and with it taking second spot qualification into the final matchday of this stage of the UEFA Europa League.

"It's about performance and looking forward to the game and I'm really looking forward to it," Celtic manager Ronny Delia told the club's official website. "It's a big match and a big opportunity to get three points and if we do that then we will put it in our own hands in Turkey.

"We have to go to win the game and that's the same for Ajax as well so it's going to be a very interesting game."

If Celtic beat Ajax on Thursday, qualification will be in their hands when they travel to Fenerbahce next time. If Ajax win and Fenerbahce lose, the Dutch side will go through with a victory over Molde in a couple of weeks' time. Basically, this is a game that neither team can really afford to lose.

"The last two games against Molde were disappointing but our fate is in our own hands," Leigh Griffiths said. "We need to get six points from the next two games. If we don't perform we won't go through but if we give ourselves a good chance by getting three points [against Ajax] we'll go to Fenerbahce with a lot of confidence.

"Ajax have to win the game as well and if they do that they're also in a good position to go through so it's going to be a tough game for us."

Where to Watch Live

Celtic vs Ajax is scheduled for an 8.05 pm GMT (1.35 am IST, 3.05 pm ET) start. Live coverage of the UEFA Europa League match in India will be on Ten Sports, while the action can be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.

Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on BT Sport 2, while all the Europa League match action can also be live streamed on Watch BT Sport. Audience in the Netherlands can watch Ajax play Celtic live on RTL7.

The Europa League game will be shown live in Spain, Middle East, Australia and France on Bein Sports, while the online live streaming option is on Bein Sports Connect.

Watch the action live on Fox Sports in the US, while the live stream option is on FoxSoccer2Go.

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