Celtic team vs Betis confirmed; Massive changes, TV details, fans react
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Bain, Urhoghide, Bitton, Welsh, Scales, Soro, McCarthy, Shaw, Abada, Montgomery, Ajeti.
Substitutes – Hart, Oluwayemi, Taylor, Kyogo, Turnbull, Johnston, McGregor, Murray, Henderson, Juranovic.
There are low stakes against the Spaniards tonight. Celtic already know their European fate and it involves the newly formed Europa Conference League in the new year. And the team selection from the manager tonight reflects that.
Postecoglou has named a much-changed line-up with a number of fringe players getting a massive opportunity to impress.
There are debuts for Osaze Urhoghide and Liam Shaw, while Liam Scales also comes into the starting line-up.
It’s an exciting and fresh look. It will be very interesting to see how the team competes.
Tonight’s match is not on the Pass To Paradise service as Celtic do not own the rights in UEFA competition.
That means there is also only audio commentary available to subscribers of Celtic TV worldwide.
However, the fixture is being shown on BT Sport 3.
BBC Radio Scotland will also be providing live audio commentary across their platforms.
Fan reaction to Celtic team news vs Betis
There’s a sense of both excitement and trepidation about tonight’s team selection up against a La Liga outfit.
Obviously it’s effectively a second string, but given we don’t seem some of these players often, or at all, it’ll be brilliant to see if they can impress.
It could be the type of opportunity that Urhoghide or Shaw have been waiting for, while Scales and Albian Ajeti have the chance to force themselves into the manager’s plans too.
Ultimately the result doesn’t matter too much, so bring it on!
These fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on it all…
I fear for us and the scoreline tonight 🤦♂️ https://t.co/nmdhl0th9p— 🍀Decbhoy🇯🇵 (@Decbhoy1888) December 9, 2021
Good. The match only matters for the coefficient tonight, not important enough to risk the rest of the games to come this month. https://t.co/Pt957pa00j— Krys 🏴🇵🇱🇮🇪 (@krys1888) December 9, 2021
No game is dead rubber for Celtic🍀Go make an impression lads👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/R0rRDiI2Xu— Dylan Kenyon (@DylanKenyon88) December 9, 2021
Sensible line up all around with bigger games ahead in the league. Time for some players to start showing their worth— Steo Kelly (@steo_kelly89) December 9, 2021
Up the celts 👊🏻🍀 https://t.co/OxmJAkzrQS
Ooooh ya!— Russell Bhoyce (@RussellBoyce1) December 9, 2021
Pre season band is back together! https://t.co/vXQAuhuOQK
What a team😍😍 https://t.co/HQTvR0QDH8— Jack (@JShaw1888) December 9, 2021
Understand its a dead rubber and yes this is fine but also my god this is terrifying https://t.co/NhFnid8ZIO— Lorenzo (@Lorenzo__LP) December 9, 2021
Ange got this right, can’t finish second so give the main players a rest and see what the squad can do. Big league game on Sunday. https://t.co/3OB1wKLupa— Chris (@mcgceltic) December 9, 2021