Celtic team vs Dundee United confirmed; Ange goes all out, global TV details, instant reaction
Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Dundee United in the Scottish Cup tonight, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, O’Riley, Hatate, Forrest, Maeda, Giakoumakis.
Substitutes – Bain, Jullien, Bitton, Ajeti, McCarthy, Rogic, Johnston, Ideguchi, Ralston, Welsh, Dembele.
With Hearts, Hibs and Rangers already in the semi-finals of the tournament, a blockbuster line-up awaits Celtic if they can get past this test tonight.
A test it will be. United have a proud history in this competition and a big match under the lights is sure to stir up a combative atmosphere at Tannadice.
The manager makes four changes to the team tonight, with the bold call of including both Daizen Maeda and Giorgos Giakoumakis in the line-up.
Josip Juranovic, Reo Hatate and Matt O’Riley also return to the side after missing out vs Livingston.
Tonight’s game is live on television and streaming in the UK & Ireland via subscription service Premier Sports 1.
Celtic TV are carrying live coverage for subscribers outside of the UK & Ireland, with an audio feed for those on these shores.
BBC Radio Scotland are also providing live audio commentary.
In Australia, the fixture is live on beIN Sports 3, while those in the United States can watch via ESPN+.
A full global list of channels can be found via LiveSoccerTV.
Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Dundee United
Tonight’s team selection screams to me ‘all out attack’, even if the shape of the team is very similar to what we’ve seen throughout the season.
There are multiple goal threats at Tannadice. Giakoumakis will play through the middle supported by Maeda and Forrest, which will be an interesting combination. We know all three can finish, while Hatate and O’Riley have long-range capabilities.
The big news of course is the absences of Jota and Liel Abada, who don’t even make the bench. We’ll need to wait on an update from the manager on that and we’ll get news to you as soon as possible.
Apart from that, I like the look of tonight’s line-up and it should be strong enough to progress. Come on Celtic!