Celtic v RB Salzburg tips: Can Bhoys reach the knockout stages?
Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic require only a point tonight to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.
The Bhoys are at home to a Red Bull Salzburg side who have won all five of their group games. That includes a 3-1 success over Celtic in Austria.
But it also means they have already secured top spot in Group B. So they may rest players tonight.
RB Leipzig would leapfrog Celtic if they can beat Rosenborg and the Scottish side lose, but a weakened Salzburg with nothing to play for could be there for the taking.
Celtic go into this one unbeaten in 10 games. They’ve won eight of those, scoring five goals or more on three occasions. That includes a blistering display in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Kilmarnock.
It’s a bit of a funny game this. Salzburg have nothing riding on it, and Celtic only need a draw. But Rodgers’ is unlikely to risk settling for a point.
The Celtic boss has gone 4-1-4-1 in his last two home games, but he’s also gone 4-2-3-1 in his two Europa League home games.
But whichever formation he chooses, Odsonne Edouard will be the focal point up front, with Scott Sinclair and James Forrest providing width and energy on the flanks.
Where: Celtic Park
How to watch: BT Sport 3
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