Celtic open with a visit from Aberdeen, Glasgow Derby at Paradise on 3 September

Celtic will begin our defence of the Scottish Premiership title with a home match at Celtic Park against Aberdeen on Sunday 31 July where 60,000 supporters will see the flag being raised to signify that for the tenth season out of eleven (all but the freakish, covid afflicted bounce match season) Celtic are the Champions of Scotland.

Last season Ange Postecoglou took his work in progress Celtic side to Tynecastle on the opening day and a controversial 2-1 defeat featuring two classic honest mistakes meant that the Australian was on the back foot plying catch up from the start. It took until 2 February before Celtic hit the front with a comprehensive 3-0 hammering of theRangers at Celtic Park and after that Celtic lead all the way to the title win.

Now Ange Postecoglou second season in charge begins with a visit from Aberdeen. And on 3 September Celtic will play hosts to theRangers in the first Glasgow Derby of the season. That’s the weekend before Celtic at least are guaranteed to be playing in the Champions League – so it’s going to be quite a few days for the team and the support.

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The new season will be unique in that there will be a break for a winter World Cup running from 12 November to 17 December and we’ll be travelling to Ibrox on 2 January for the next instalment of the Glasgow Derby saga for this new season. Last time we were there goals from Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter Vickers turned around an early setback and that was a huge result in the title win for the Hoops.

The third meeting between Celtic and the latest Ibrox club takes place on 22 April at Paradise, although that could move to suit television. The fourth encounter at Ibrox will be post split so the date won’t be set until next year.

Starting with the Flag Day opener against Aberdeen Celtic’s fixtures look like this…

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND – MAY 11: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrates at full time during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Dundee United and Celtic at Tannadice Park on May 11, 2022 in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic v Aberdeen – 31 July – 4.30pm 

Ross County v Celtic – 6 August – 3pm 

Kilmarnock v Celtic – 13 August – 3pm 

Celtic v Hearts – 20 August – 3pm 

Dundee United v Celtic – 27 August – 3pm 

Celtic v theRangers – 3 September – 3pm 

Celtic v Livingston – 10 September – 3pm 

St Mirren v Celtic – 17 September – 3pm 

Celtic v Motherwell – 1 October – 3pm 

St Johnstone v Celtic 8 October – 3pm 

Celtic v Hibs – 15 October – 3pm 

Hearts v Celtic – 22 October – 3pm 

Livingston v Celtic 29 October – 3pm 

Celtic v Dundee United – 5 November – 3pm 

Motherwell v Celtic – 9 November – 7.45pm 

Celtic v Ross County – 12 November – 3pm 

WORLD CUP BREAK

Aberdeen v Celtic – 17 December – 3pm 

Celtic v St Johnstone – 24 December – 3pm 

Hibs v Celtic – 28 December – 7..45pm 

theRangers v Celtic – 2 January 2023

Celtic v Kilmarnock – 7 January – 3pm 

Celtic v St Mirren – 14 January – 3pm 

Dundee United v Celtic – 28 January – 3pm 

Celtic v Livingston – 1 February- 3pm 

St Johnstone v Celtic – 4 February – 7.45pm 

Celtic v Aberdeen – 18 February – 3pm 

Celtic v Hearts – 25 February – 3pm 

St Mirren v Celtic – 4 March – 3pm 

Celtic v Hibs – 18 March – 3pm 

Ross County v Celtic – 1 April – 3pm 

Celtic v theRangers – 8 April – 3pm 

Kilmarnock v Celtic – 15 April – 3pm 

Celtic v Motherwell – 22 April – 3pm 

The post-split fixture dates are currently 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 24 May and hopefully we’ll be doing this again on 27 May…

You know the drill, all those 3pm kick-offs are liable for changing due to television commitments with Sky Sports looking at their broadcast choices now…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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