Celtic face Aberdeen tomorrow at Paradise as the Scottish Champions kick off their campaign in front of a sell-out crowd. After Ange Posetcoglou’s side triumphed last season, there will be a brief reflection on the previous campaign as captain Callum McGregor unveils the League Flag before the new season kicks off.
Carl Starfelt and Yosuke Ideguchi will not be involved. The Swedish defender is just returning following completion of rehab from an injury picked up while on International duty. However, Guchi picked up an injury while training. Moritz Jenz picked up a knock during the week but he trained yesterday and should be involved in the squad tomorrow afternoon.
The manager potentially showed his Starting XI in the win over Norwich last weekend. Joe Hart will start in goal. Stephen Welsh is expected to start beside Cameron Carter-Vickers at the back as Starfelt remains on the sidelines. Greg Taylor and Josip Juranovic will start in the full-back areas.
In midfield, you would expect captain Callum McGregor to be joined by Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley. In attack, the wide areas will likely be occupied by Daizen Maeda and Jota with Kyogo playing through the middle.
Predicted XI: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Taylor; McGregor, O’Riley, Hatate; Jota, Kyogo, Maeda.
Kick Off Time
The game kicks off at the odd kick-off time of 16:30 (Celtic Park time). This is due to Sky Sports selecting the fixture to be its prime feature this weekend.
Where to Watch
The game will be shown on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage on Sky Sports Football begins at 15:30 and then at 16:00 on Main Event. The game will also be shown on Celtic TV, for subscribers outside Britain & Ireland.
The Champions of Scotland are back and they will be looking to put on a show.
🏳 F L A G D A Y A T P A R A D I S E! 🍀
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 31, 2022