Celtic team vs Aberdeen confirmed: Bitton returns, global TV details, fans react

By John McGinley

October 3, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Aberdeen, per the official club Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Montgomery, Bitton, McGregor, Turnbull, Abada, Jota, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Scales, Giakoumakis, Ajeti, McCarthy, Rogic, Welsh.

Today’s a huge match in the context of the Celtic season. Adrift of teams at the top of the table, there’s little room for error in the Scottish Premiership now.

Postecoglou has named a strong eleven with both Callum McGregor and Kyogo retaining their place from Thursday night.

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Elsewhere, Nir Bitton comes back into the starting eleven for the first time since the 4-2 win over Jablonec in August.

It’s a team that should have the capability to defeat struggling Aberdeen.

Broadcast details

Today’s fixture is live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK & Ireland.

Supporters worldwide can watch the match on Celtic TV.

The fixture is not on the Pass To Paradise service for season ticket holders because it takes place away from home.

In Australia, viewers can tune in on Kayo Sports and beIN Sports 2.

You can find global TV listings at Live Soccer TV.

Live audio will be broadcast across BBC Radio Scotland.

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Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Aberdeen

Many fans are glad that Postecoglou has shaken up the central midfield area after a difficult night against Bayer Leverkusen.

The addition of Nir Bitton adds a bit more of a defensive shape to the three, with McGregor able to burst forward.

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These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the line-up…

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