Celtic vs Real Madrid: Champions League preview and prediction

Interestingly, despite both teams’ rich history in European football, this will be the first meeting between the two in 42 years, and just the third overall.

Celtic head into the game with confident never higher, having thumped Old Firm rivals Rangers 4-0 on Saturday, while Madrid are never in need of a boost when it comes to the Champions League, even in the face of that imposing Parkhead atmosphere.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Celtic vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off today, Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Parkhead in Glasgow will host the match.

Where to watch Celtic vs Real Madrid

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Celtic vs Real Madrid team news

Celtic have Kyogo Furuhashi available but Carl Starfelt is mising after their injuries in the derby, with the latter joining Yosuke Ideguchi on the treatment table.

Moritz Jenz should deputise in central defence, and Oliver Abildgaard could be handed a debut.

Real Madrid could make changes for the game, with Antonio Rudiger and Toni Kroos amoung those pushing to star. Aurelien Tchouameni, along with Rudiger, is in line for his Champions League bow after joining over the summer.

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Celtic vs Real Madrid prediction

Celtic rightly so fancy their chances against any team at home, even the Champions League holders.

However, the gulf in talent is clear to see, even for the most ardent of Celtic fans, so even a point could be considered an achievement for the hosts. I don’t think they will even get that, unfortunately.

Real Madrid to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Celtic wins: 1

Draws: 0

Real Madrid wins: 1

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