FC Midtjylland may well have sampled the delights from the Champions League group stage menu last season.

It could be a different story this campaign if their current form is anything to go by.

Midtjylland acquired a taste for life at European football's top table and finished fourth in a Champions League group that contained Liverpool, Atalanta and Ajax.

New Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will kick off his competitive reign in front of 9,000 fans inside Celtic Park tomorrow night against the Danes.

The Hoops look ill-equipped to cope with a tie of this magnitude due to a lack of new recruits and a defensive line lacking much tangible experience.

Danish journalist Gisle Thorsen from sports newspaper Ekstra Bladet insists that Midtjylland in Glasgow parlance have 'shot their bolt' and are a pale imitation of the team that did so well last season.

Thorsen revealed they are in a state of total disarray as they head to Glasgow's East End and are every bit as under-prepared as their opponents.

The club has been shaken by a fall-out between key £4 million rated Sory Kaba and manager Bo Henriksen. The striker has since refused to play.

Influential first-team midfield stars Frank Onyeka and Jens Cajuste stars were also left out of the squad as Henriksen's side crashed to a 2-1 defeat in their opening Danish SuperLiga fixture of the season against Odense BK on Friday night.

Onyeka is reputedly waiting on a permit to finalise a move to English Premiership new boys Brentford for a fee in the region of £10-12 million.

Cajuste, a 21-year-old Swede, who appeared at the Euros is also being watched by European clubs and has recently been in talks with French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes about a £10m switch to France.

Former Celtic defender Eric Sviatchenko was another linked with a move back to Parkhead but Thorsen doesn't see that coming to fruition.

Thorsen painted a sorry picture for his countryman and said: "Last season Midtjylland peaked by reaching the Champions League group stages after knocking out Young Boys and Slavia Prague in the qualifiers.

"The players all started dreaming of getting moves to top European leagues.

"They meant business last season and now in 2021 Midtjylland have gone completely off the rails.

"They lost the Danish Cup in the semi-final after winning the first game and then they blew the championship and lost out to Brondby by a single point.

"They lost the opening game of the season to Odense BK on Friday night and that is not a good start for them.

"There is a lot of talk about frictions in the dressing room.

"Striker Sory Kaba will not kick a ball for the club again as there is a lot of negativity and turmoil surrounding him.

"He wants away badly.

"There are a lot of questions being asked about him due to his ill-discipline after he refused to play in a friendly match against Sigma Olomouc.

"The new manager had to set an example with him and that is not the first time that there has been trouble.

"Kaba has scored some goals in the past two years for Midtjylland but he is very egocentric.

"Both Frank Onyeka and Jens Cajuste were left out of the side to face Odense and that is basically the whole of the Midtjylland midfield posted missing.

"Midtjylland has tried to arrest the slide and put their finger on what has gone wrong and they even brought in a new manager Bo Henriksen.

"Bo is a good character but it was a surprise that the club hired him because he was a TV pundit for a season.

"He had managed Horsens in the past and he ​kept that club in the SuperLiga for a lot of seasons on a limited budget and he punched well above his weight.

"He has a reputation in Denmark for not being a very tactical manager but I'm not sure that is entirely fair but that is the impression of him."

Celtic were dismantled 4-2 in the Europa League round of 32 by Danish opposition in the shape of FC Copenhagen last season as they registered an impressive 3-1 second-leg win at Celtic Park following a 1-1 draw in Denmark.

Whilst Thorsen understands that both teams are in a transitional period he can only see one winner.

He said: "Celtic are the favourites for this tie.

"Had it been one year ago I would have opted for Midtjylland but this team are not a patch on the side of a year ago.

"I know Celtic are in transition and they are coming off the back of a bad season but it is up for grabs for them. It will be some time before this team gels.

"It would be a crushing disappointment for Celtic if they were to go out of the Champions League especially to this Midtjylland team."