CELTIC are the least likely British club to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, according to a study.

The Hoops open their Group B campaign at home to Paris Saint-Germain tonight, before facing trips to Anderlecht and Bayern Munich. 

Gracenote Sports conducted an analytical study ahead of the competition's kick-off that has given the Scottish champions a 4% chance of progression from their group. 

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The probability dropped significantly following the draw, as Celtic had been given an 11% chance beforehand. 

Defending champions Real Madrid, their La Liga rivals Barcelona and Celtic's group stage rivals Bayern Munich are considered the most likely sides to qualify with a 97% score, while PSG are fourth at 93%.

Of the British teams, Liverpool are given the best odds of 81% after seeing their chances rise by 30% due to their group featuring Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor.

Manchester United and Manchester City are both given a 73% chance, while Chelsea have a 66% chance and Tottenham Hotspur are predicted to finish behind Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H with a 44% chance of progress.

In order to calculate the likelihood of each club progressing, Gracenote uses its Euro Club Index ranking of all European top-flight clubs to simulate the group stage one million times. 

Last season, 15 of the 16 clubs predicted to reach the knockout stages were correct, while 27 of the 32 clubs expected to progress in the Europa League were correct.

Teams most likely to progress to last 16

Real Madrid (97%)

Barcelona (97%)

Bayern Munich (97%)

Paris St-Germain (93%)

Juventus (88%)

Atletico Madrid (85%)

Sevilla (84%)

Monaco (83%)