The defending champions Real Madrid begins their European Campaign for the 22/23 season with a tricky trip to Glasgow as the Champions League returns on Tuesday. Here we have Celtic vs Real Madrid start time, lineup, prediction, and how to watch the match live.
- Competition: UEFA Champions League 22/23
- Round: Matchday 1 of 6
- Group: F (Real Madrid, Celtic, Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk)
- Fixture: Celtic vs Real Madrid
- Date: Tuesday, 6 Sept.
- Time: 7:00 pm GMT
- Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow
Celtic vs Real Madrid Preview
First up for the 14-time defending European Champions Real Madrid is a tricky trip to Glasgow. The La Liga Champions will begin their European Campaign this season against the Scottish champions Celtic.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side has been impressive this season in La Liga. They have kept a perfect record, winning four out of four. They are coming off a difficult 2-1 home win against Real Betis with Vini and Rodrygo on the scoresheet.
Likewise, Celtic is also among the very few European teams keeping a perfect record. They won five out of five games in the Scottish Premiership.
Moreover, they are coming off a massive 4-0 win over the arch-rivals Rangers in the ‘Old Firm’ derby. Celtic scored 25 goals and conceded only a single goal so far.
Celtic’s Lineup and Team News
Carl Starfelt is doubtful for Tuesday’s clash against Real Madrid. Moreover, Kyoto Furuhashi was forced off during their 4-0 win against the Rangers. However, he has trained with the squad and is expected to be fit for the match.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Turnbull; Abada, Giakoumakis, Jota
Real Madrid’s Lineup and Team News
Toni Kroos was rested against Real Betis. He would start against Celtic. Alvaro Odriozola is the only absentee due to injury.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
It’s a tricky opening game for the reigning champions Real Madrid in Glasgow. It wouldn’t be an easy night in front of the loud home crowd.
Celtic vs Real Madrid will be eye-pleasing to watch, considering the forms they are in. Both sides are keeping perfect records in their respective leagues.
We predict the Spanish champions will have to wait a bit longer to claim their opening win in the Champions League. Celtic 1-1 Real Madrid.
Where to Watch
In the UK, fans can watch the Champions League match between Celtic and Real Madrid via BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 3.
Paramount+ will broadcast the match live in the United States. It costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 annually. Fans in Canada can watch the match live via DAZN.
You can watch UCL matches live stream in India via the Sony Liv streaming service. It costs Rs 299 monthly, Rs 699 for 6 months, and Rs 999 for 12 months.