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.
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…
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…
The champions kick off their title defence at home to the Dons 🏆
— SPFL (@spfl) June 17, 2022
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