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Celtic V Lazio - Preview & Shoot Prediction

Celtic v CFR Cluj - UEFA Europa League group stage Photo by Bill Murray / SNS Group

Fresh from tanking Ross County at the weekend, we are now up against a proper football club, in the form of left wing and wholesome SS Lazio.

It should be a positive and friendly atmosphere, with both clubs historically very pally with each other.

Here’s the team news for Celtic ahead of the match.

Olivier Ntcham will miss out again with an ankle injury, but Ryan Christie is available after a domestic suspension.

Teenage full-back Jeremie Frimpong will definitely drop out since he is not registered for European ties, with Hatem Abed Elhamed expected to return.

Lenny Boy said : “I expect it to be open, the way both teams are playing. It has all the ingredients of a very exciting game. We have to be ready and smart as well. We want to play at our tempo and energy to get the crowd behind us.”

For the visitors, goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha suffered an elbow injury at the weekend but should be fine, while reports in Italy suggest defender Stefan Radu and midfielder Luis Alberto will be among those rested ahead of a league visit to Fiorentina.

Lazio came back from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw at home to Atalanta at the weekend, with Ciro Immobile netting two penalties to lead the Serie A scoring chart on nine goals from eight games.

I said we’ll top this group as winners, undefeated too, and I stand by this statement.

If I’m wrong, of course, it’s a work.

The shoot prediction for tonight is :

Celtic 2-1 Lazio.

Review up tomorrow!