Celtic take on Manchester City in the Champions League clash at Celtic Park on 28 September, Wednesday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the match is on BT Sport 2. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Celtic suffered a disappointing 7-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the first Champions League match of this campaign on 13 September. The match was held at Camp Nou and the La Liga winners dominated the match to clinch their first win in the competition.

Brendan Rodgers will be looking forward to guide his side to bounce back when they take on the Premier League giants during this midweek. Celtic will be keen to get back to winning ways as a defeat at home could dent their chances of making it to the knockout stage.

In the last league fixture, the hosts registered a 6-1 victory over Kilmarnock on 24 September. Besides, they lost only one match in the previous five fixtures played in all competitions, and that came against Barcelona.

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero will be the key player for Manchester City against Celtic Getty Images

City, on the other hand have been in fine form in this season. Out of the 10 matches played in all competitions, they have won all of them and currently sit on top of the Premier League table with 18 points after six matches.

Pep Guardiola's arrival has changed the dynamics at the Etihad. They will be looking to equal Tottenahm's 11 wins in a row since the start of the campaign against Celtic.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager saw his side register a comfortable 4-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the first match of the Champions League.

What managers say

Brendan Rodgers: "They're at the top of their game. I've watched and worked against them for the past four or five years and they've always had an outstanding group of players. But the level of their play has gone up since Pep came in, the intensity of their game has gone up and what you see now is a team working collectively with one idea."

Pep Guardiola: "In the future an English team will win 12-13 games in a row, that is going to happen. What I want tomorrow is to play well. I want to continue with what we have done in the last months, continue to do the things we have done really well and improve on the aspects we have to improve on to win the game. Football is a process and my happiness as coach is to see the team getting better. Maybe small steps but getting better. That is what I want to see tomorrow."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Celtic: 15/2
  • Draw: 4
  • Manchester City: 7/20

Team News

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers saw his side suffer a 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first match of the Champions League Getty Images


Possible XI: De Vries: Lustig, Simunovic, Sviatchenko, Tierney: Brown, Bitton- Sinclair, Rogic, Forrest: Dembele

Manchester City

Possible XI: Bravo: Kolarov, Otamendi, Stones, Sagna: Fernandinho- Navas, Silva, Gundogan, Sterling: Aguero