Interestingly, despite both teams’ rich history in European football, this will be the first meeting between the two in 42 years, and only the third overall.
Celtic enter the game with never-higher confidence, having beaten Old Firm rivals Rangers 4-0 on Saturday, while Madrid never need 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 set to kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Parkhead in Glasgow will host the game.
Where to watch Celtic vs Real Madrid
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game 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 will likely be without Kyogo Furuhashi and Carl Starfelt after their injuries in the derby, joining Yosuke Ideguchi on the treatment table.
Moritz Jenz and Georgios Giakoumakis are expected to replace the front two, and Oliver Abildgaard could make his debut.
Real Madrid could make changes for the game, with Antonio Rudiger and Toni Kroos among those pushing to play. Aurélien Tchouameni, along with Rudiger, is in contention for his Champions League bow after joining him in the summer.
Celtic vs. Real Madrid Prediction
Celtic rightly love their chances against any home team, even the Champions League holders.
However, the talent chasm is obvious to even the most ardent Celtic fans, so even a point could be seen as an achievement for the hosts. I don’t think they will even understand that, unfortunately.
Real Madrid win 2-0.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Celtic Victories: 1
Real Madrid wins: 1