Rapid Vienna v Celtic: team news, KO time and where to watch

Celtic face Austria side Rapid Vienna this evening as the pre-season preparations continue. Ange Postecoglou’s side recorded an impressive 7-0 on Wednesday against Wiener Vikoria. The focus shifts to the side, who Celtic share some history with. It is a pre-season friendly but given the events of 1984, it is a game that we will want to win.

Team News

In goals, English shot-stopper and Celtic No.1 Joe Hart starts. In defence, Osaze Urhoghide will be looking to impress at right-back. He is joined by Alexander Bernabei at left-back with the central defensive pairing of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Stephen Welsh. It will be the USA Internationalist’s first start since agreeing to a permanent deal.

In midfield, captain Callum McGregor makes his first start this pre-season. He is joined by Matt O’Riley and Reo Hatate. You would expect that this would be a strong midfield three that the manager will want to call upon as the season begins.

In attack, Jota starts on the right – his first start since agreeing to a permanent move himself. The Portuguese star is joined by Maeda on the left and Giorgos Giakoumakis through the middle.

You would imagine that the majority of the bench will see some game time as the manager tries to split the minutes amongst his first team regulars while allowing youngsters to show what they are capable of.

Kick Off Time

The game kicks off at 5pm (Celtic Park Time).

Where to Watch

Supporters will be able to watch the game on Celtic TV.

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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