Dundee v Celtic – Team news, match officials, KO time & where to watch

Celtic kick-off at Dens Park this afternoon shortly after the St Mirren v theRangers match finishes. Regardless of the outcome in Paisley, Brendan Rodgers will have his side fully motivated and ready to secure the three points in the first post split fixture as Celtic look to defend our title.

Dundee made the top six after securing the point they needed away to Aberdeen and followed that up with a goalless draw against theRangers, a result that helped Celtic enormously. The Dens Park side will go man for man all over the park so it should make for an interesting afternoon with chances at both ends.

Celtic will be backed by a large support who will be vocal for the ninety minutes plus added on time and the Dundee support to bound to be out in numbers as they look to take something off Brendan Rodgers’ after three defeats so far this season.

Celtic Team News

Daizen Meada has returned to training but will not be available until next weekend’s match at Celtic Park against Hearts. James Forrest is in line for a starting slot after his outstanding on-off cameo at Hampden last week. The veteran winger is in fine form, is hungry for a goal every time he comes off the bench and has surely edged himself ahead of Yang and Luis Palma for a start.

Predicted Celtic Team

Joe Hart will have a back four of Alistair Johnston, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Liam Scales and Greg Taylor in front of him. The midfield three will be the Celtic captain Callum McGregor and the two playmakers Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate. The front three for Celtic at Dens Park we reckon will by Nicolas Kuhn, Kyogo and James Forrest.

On the bench for Celtic at Dens Park we expect to see Bain, Nawrocki, Ralston, Tomoki, Bernardo, Yang, Palma, Idah and Kelly.

Match Officials – Beaton and Dallas!

Referee John Beaton (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Our old friend John Beaton has the whistle so what possibly could go wrong? David Roome and Dougie Potter are his assistants at Dens Park while the Fourth Official is Peter Stuart. On VAR duties we have Andrew Dallas (!!!) assisted by Graeme Leslie.

Kick-off Time

Dundee v Celtic will kick-off at 3pm (weather permitting). The game takes place at Dens Park Stadium, Sandeman St, Dundee DD3 7JY

Supporters Information

Gates open 2pm or earlier if possible, Celtic supporters  with tickets for the Bob Shankly Stand should access turnstiles 33-38 and Celtic fans with tickets for the Main Stand should any turnstile 31-32.

Flags and banners are welcome however fans are asked not to cover advertising and all flags will be subject to a check by stewards. Drum and Flags up to 1m all permitted. Drum will be provided access through East Gate. Banner Frame will be permitted to assist in preventing advertising being covered if required

Where to Watch

The game is live on Sky Sports and also on Celtic TV for subscribers living outside of Britain and Ireland.

Predicted Score

Might be a tight affair, Dundee 0-1 Celtic with Kyogo getting the all important winner.


About Author

Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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