Celtic to play in front of around 4,600 Midtjylland supporters

By David Walton

July 26, 2021

Celtic will walk out to around 4,600 Midtjylland supporters when they face off in Denmark at the MCH Arena on Wednesday night.

The Hoops will travel to Denmark in what’s a mouth-wateringly poised UCL qualifying tie. The scoreline is currently tied at 1-1 after last week’s draw at Celtic Park, with the winner progressing into the third qualifying round to face either PSV Eindhoven or Galatasaray.

In recent weeks, football attendances in Scotland have been on the rise. 2,000 Celtic fans watched the Hoops against Preston nine days ago, whilst 9,000 were allowed in to see Midtjylland at Parkhead. That then more than doubled for Saturday’s friendly against West Ham.

And it’s not only in Scotland where attendances are on the rise. The Danish Government have also given the green light for fans to return to stadiums stretching back to April.

On Midtjylland’s official website, it states that they’re allowed 1,000 spectators per section (previously 500). In their Q&A section, it states that there are approximately 4,600 seats available for spectators as things stand.

Celtic to experience a fiery atmosphere from the Midtjylland supporters

The MCH Arena holds a total capacity of 11,544 [Stadium Guide]. This means that just over a third of the stadium should be full when Celtic visit later this week.

It’ll be the first time that Celtic have played in front of a substantial opposition home support since the pandemic struck.

However, it should make for a much better occasion than what it would’ve bene without fans. Football has lost something major without spectators. Games haven’t been as fun or as entertaining to watch, whilst teams such as Celtic have performed poorly without their fanbase cheering them on.

Midtjylland will likely pick up an extra gear from their own fans this week of course. It’s going to be a massively difficult task for the Hoops.

But it’s not one Celtic will be fearing either. We showed in the first leg just how dominant we can be against Midtjylland. Hopefully, it’s a similar story with a better ending this time around.

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