Banik Ostrava v Celtic: team news, KO time and where to watch

Celtic continue their pre-season preparations in Austria against Banik Ostrava. After Saturday evening’s 3-3 draw with Rapid Vienna, Ange Postecoglou will hope that his team will continue to get minutes under their belt as they get set up for a return to Paradise. English Championship side Blackburn Rovers arrive as the opposition on Saturday and you would expect that this evening’s game against the Czech Premier League side.

A decent crowd is expected as Ostrava enjoys its Centenary celebrations. The Scottish Champions are the headliner in the Městský stadion Ostrava.

Team News

Ange Postecoglou will spread the game time across his squad. It was a strong starting XI that was put out against Rapid but there were 21 players involved during the game. A number of players will hope for the opportunity to impress the manager and stake a claim gor a place in the squad moving forward.

Josip Juranovic and Tony Ralston will return to the mix after missing the games so far. Osaze Urhoghide has played the last two fixtures. The ex-Sheffield Wednesday defender was at fault for the first Rapid goal and will likely drop out in place of Ange’s preferred options.

Kick-Off Time

The game kicks off at 5pm, Celtic Park time.

Where to Watch

The game will be shown on Celtic TV, with coverage starting shortly before the game kicks off.

Celtic face Blackburn on Saturday before Wednesday”s trip to Poland to face Legia Warsaw. After this game for Artur Boruc, Celtic face Norwich City the following Saturday.

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