Both club’s have to get through the return legs of their second qualifying ties but you can name your odds on either side failing to go through with 3-0 and 7-1 advantages from the first legs.
UEFA have set aside Tuesday and Wednesday of the next two weeks for the ties to be played and only step in if agreement can’t be reached.
As well as the Mo Bangura situation both clubs will be putting plans in place with the first leg at Celtic Park coming just eight days after the return leg with Cliftonville.
Discussing the matter the Elfsborg website said: “Our ambition is to play Wednesday and Wednesday with the away meeting on 7/31 at 19:45 local time and the home meeting on 7/8 and there is no time proposed yet.
“This is of course only preliminary, UEFA should say his clubs but we agree and then there should be no problem.”
Out of respect for their second round opponents no official announcement will be made until the ties are confirmed.
Elfsborg are currently sitting in fifth place in the Allsvensken table with just one win from their last four matches which includes a 2-1 defeat away to Malmo who beat Hibs 2-0 last week.
No league game was scheduled for this weekend to help Elfsborg European prospects, inbetween the two legs with Celtic the Swedish champs will face a tricky away match at AIK Stockholm.
Lars Lasse is Elfsborg’s top scorer with 6 goals in 13 games this season including one in the 7-1 Champions League victory over Daugava Daugavpils.