Celtic face Rangers in the first Glasgow Derby of the new season at Ibrox at noon tomorrow. The hosts have been decimated by COVID-19 in the last few days but Ange Postecoglou’s side will be hoping that the impressive form in attack can be converted into three points. Following the aggregate win over AZ Alkmaar, Celtic will be hoping to head into the International break with a win in Govan.
Celtic have no fresh injury concerns to worry about from Thursday. James McCarthy and James Forrest did not travel but Ange hopes that he will be able to call upon both or at least one of the pair. Greg Taylor and Kyogo Furuhashi went off with minor injuries on Thursday but Postecoglou reckons that both should be able to return to action tomorrow.
New signing Josip Juranovic will be in the squad but he may have to settle for a place on the bench behind Anthony Ralston. Christopher Jullien, Mikey Johnston and Karamoko Dembele remain sidelined with injuries.
Predicted XI: Hart; Ralston, Starfelt, Welsh, Taylor; McGregor, Christie, Turnbull; Kyogo, Edouard & Abada.
The game at Ibrox kicks off at 12pm (Celtic Park time).
Where to Watch
After Rangers decided against offering Celtic tickets for the match, tho place tThe game will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 11am, with an hour of pre-match coverage from the broadcasters.
Celtic fans outside the UK & Ireland will be able to watch on Celtic TV.
It is a huge game for Ange and his team but it is an opportunity to knock Gerrard’s team down a peg after last season. Regardless of who is unavailable for the hosts, Celtic need to be at their best in attack and robust at the back.