Celtic will host Championship side Dunfermline at Celtic Park on Saturday. After a heartbreaking loss to CFR Cluj in the Champions League Qualifying Rounds, Celtic will look to turn things around against Dunfermline.
Celtic has been thrust into the Round of 16 for the League Cup, and will make their debut into the competition on Saturday. Dunfermline has been playing well of late, but should not be factor for Celtic.
Celt fans will be looking for significant improvement from the club following Tuesday’s loss. Dunfermline will be a good opportunity for the Hoops to change the momentum if they can secure a dominating victory on Saturday.
TIme and Venue:
Time: 3:00pm BST/10:00am EST/7:30pm IST
Date: Saturday, August 17th
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Weather: Forecasted at 17C/62F with 40% chance of rain
How to Watch:
The League Cup fixture between Celtic and Dunfermline is not currently scheduled to be broadcasted on any station or channel within the UK.
However, for those who have Celtic TV (subscription required), the match can be viewed live to those living outside the UK and Ireland. For those subscribers who live inside the UK and Ireland, live audio will be available. Match video can be accessed after the match has concluded.
For those who will not have access to the match, The Celtic Bhoys will once again host a Live Blog on our website. We provide up to the minute coverage for all fans who tune in!
- Scott Bain has been ruled out of Saturday’s fixture with Dunfermline with a hand injury. Reports suggest he could be out anywhere from one game to two months. Gordon should get the start on Saturday. The club has been linked with goalkeepers, most notably Southampton’s Forster. The rumours will only grow now that Bain is out.
- The Hoops will face Swedish side AIK Fotboll in the Play-off Round of the Europa League. Tensions are high as fans expect to the club to continue in European competition. Reinforcements of any kind would be a sight for the fans’ sore eyes.
- Finally, the club has been heavily linked with Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling. While talk has been high of a possible transfer, it remains to be seen if Rosenborg is willing to pull the trigger on the move. Meling would be a significant upgrade for the Hoops at the position.