Celtic vs Real Madrid is the first match in the UCL group stage as Real Madrid looks to defend their European crown while Celtic looks for an upset.
Date, Location and Kick Off:
Celtic vs Real Madrid is scheduled for a12:30 am kick-off on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Parkhead in Glasgow will host the match.
Celtic vs Real Madrid: Match Preview:
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.
The game promises to be an entertaining affair, as the hosts have a 100% record in the Scottish Premiership this season, scoring 25 goals in six games. Madrid have also kept a 100% record in La Liga, netting 11 goals in four games.
Yosuke Ideguchi has been left out of the squad with an injury that has kept him out of the’ last few games. New signings Sead Haksabanovic and Oliver Abildgaard have been included in the 25-man squad for the game.
Carl Starfelt and Kyogo picked up injuries against Rangers and will not be fit to start against Madrid.
The visitors have a near clean bill of health as they look to get their title defence under way with a win. Jesus Vallejo and Alvaro Odriozola missed out against Betis and are not in the squad that will travel to Celtic.
Celtic vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head
The two teams have met twice, with both meetings coming in the quarterfinals of the erstwhile European Cup in the 1979-80 edition. Celtic recorded a 2-0 win at home, while Madrid overturned the deficit with a 3-0 win in the return leg.
The host will be out against Real Madrid and will aim to cause a major upset.
Celtic has been in great form having won all their last five games in the domestic scene.
In those games Celtic scored 24 goals in five games, having scored over1.5 in those five matches.
Celtic showed their defensive strength and in those five games, the Bhoys conceded five goals.
Against Real Madrid, they won just once in three attempts against the Los Blancos, with the most recent meeting in 20122.
Los Blancos has been impressive having won five of their last five games so far, including the win against Frankfurt.
Real Madrid has scored in all their last five games and conceded a goal in all their last four matches.
Real Madrid will be keen on getting the job done against the Scottish giant and would be prepared to continue their fine form, the Champions have not failed to score at least 1.5 in all their clash.
Celtic vs Real Madrid Predicted Line-ups:
Celtic (4-3-3): Joe Hart; Greg Taylor, Moritz Jenz, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josip Juranovic; Callum McGregor, Matthew O’Riley, David Turnbull; Jota, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Liel Abada.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, David Alaba, Eder Militao, Dani Carvajal; Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema.
CEL VS RMA: Dream11 Predictions:
Dream11 line-ups will be updated soon.