Celtic will play FK Sarajevo in a few hours time, in the aesthetically unappealing arena that is the Kosovo City Stadium.
The 34,000 capacity stadium will be no doubt slightly intimidating this evening, but that’s where I’d imagine the source of the problems will be tonight, as we’re good enough to go there and turn over the Bosnians you’d think.
I predict the team will be :
Bain - Ralston - Jozo - Ajer - Boli Bhoy - Brown - McGregor - Forrest - Christie - Sinclair - Edouard
There’s a great read on our opponents history here from The Guardian.
Atalanta smashed FK Sarajevo in the Europa League 8-0 on their home turf last season’s Europa League, and while I don’t think we’ll rout them by that amount, I can’t see us slipping up this evening.
The return game at Celtic Park will almost certainly be a formality even if tonight isn’t.
While I still feel we are back far too soon, guys like James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard will be far too hot for the Bosnians to handle, and this is why the TJDS Shoot Prediction will be :
FK Sarajevo 1-2 Celtic