We are approaching towards the end of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 and most of the teams have already confirmed their spots in the next round of the tournament. But there will be no lack of action when Manchester City will be up against Scottish giants Celtic FC in a somewhat inconsequential encounter. And as we build up to the Manchester City vs Celtic FC encounter we bring forward the TV Guide, live streaming details alongside the match preview, team news and prediction of the match.
Manchester City vs Celtic FC: Match Preview
Manchester City started the season in a dramatic fashion with Pep Guardiola as their manager. But in the last few matches, there has been a sudden slump in their fortunes as they lost their winning habit and ended up on the losing side for a number of times. Even in the weekend encounter in the English Premier League against Chelsea, they slumped to a 3-1 defeat in front of their home fans. But one of the highlights of this season, which has slowly started to take shape, is the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 encounter against Barcelona where the Blue half of Manchester beat the Catalans by a scoreline of 3-1.
However, things have not turned out to be good for the Scottish giants who are reeling at the bottom of the table in the Group C of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 after the completion of 5 matches. It’s not that Celtic FC has played bad football, but often they have been found wanting in different sections of the field. Their opponents have been found to be holding more firepower in almost every section and yet with such small resource at disposal they have put up quite a good show in this edition of the tournament. And they would love to finish their campaign in this tournament on a high. Even the same voice could be heard as their midfielder Stuart Armstrong has been quoted saying, “Ending our Champions League campaign with a win would be the ideal finish. It is a very tough competition, the performing level for the best players in Europe. If we give a good performance and continue to develop and learn, then we’ll be happy.
In the previous Manchester City vs Celtic FC encounter, it ended all square with the scoreline reading 3-3. It turned out to be one of the most exciting encounters of the tournament as we could witness as many as 6 goals in that match. But in this match, Pep Guardiola will be looking forward to bring the result in their favour and get back to winning ways yet again.
Manchester City vs Celtic FC: Team News
For the visitors, that is Celtic FC will be without two of their first team players. Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths will be out of the match owing to injuries. Otherwise, no big news have been received regarding injuries in the Celtic FC team. But the absence of these two key players could turn out to be crucial for the visitors in the upcoming Manchester City vs Celtic FC encounter.
Manchester City who will be looking forward to getting back to winning ways has been reported to be fielding a second rung team. Pep Guardiola will try to test the bench strength in this match as the qualification for Manchester City is already confirmed. Man City will miss Fernandinho due to his red card against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the last match and Raheem Sterling will perhaps miss out due to an injury which has kept him out of the weekend match against Chelsea.
Manchester City (probable line-up): (4-1-4-1) Caballero, Otamendi, Adarabioyo, Sagna, Clichy, Fernando, Nolito, Iheanacho, Gundogan, Navas, Sergio Aguero
Celtic FC (probable line-up): (4-2-3-1) Gordon, Izaguirre, Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Lustig, Armstrong, Brown, Forrest, Rogic, McGregor, Dembele
Manchester City vs Celtic FC: Match Prediction
We are expecting a close fight between in the upcoming Manchester City vs Celtic FC encounter owing to the fact that it is going to be Celtic’s last match in this year’s tournament. Also, they will be taking inspiration from the previous encounter which ended with a scoreline of 3-3. Despite that we are predicting a 3-0 win for the home side with Aguero scoring 2 goals and Gundogan adding a third one later on in the match.
Manchester City vs Celtic FC: Match Details
Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day), 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City vs Celtic FC: TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Ten 1 and Ten 2 in India, on BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 4K UHD in the UK and WatchESPN, Fox Sports 1 &Fox Sports GO in the USA.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the Manchester City vs Celtic FC encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be available on Ten Sports Live in India and BT Sport Live Streaming in the UK.
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