Confirmed: Celtic secure class Sky Sports broadcast boost for all post-split fixtures

By David Walton

April 11, 2022

The SPFL has confirmed in their post-split fixture announcement that all 5 of Celtic’s remaining Premiership matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Hoops have trips to Ross County and Tannadice coming up as well as home clashes against Rangers, Hearts, and Motherwell respectively. And all of those matches will be screened live as Ange and the Bhoys look to confirm their Premiership title success.

It’s a major boost for Celtic supporters who have, at various stages this season, not been able to see key away trips despite Sky being the sole broadcaster of live games. Indeed, trips to the likes of Pittodrie, Easter Road, and the Tony Macaroni Arena have all been snubbed at differing stages of the campaign.

But thankfully, Celtic supporting Sky subscribers are in for a boost as the rest of their Premiership card will contain live coverage. That, therefore, means that every Celtic game between now and the end of the season will be live on TV too, with the Scottish Cup being covered by Premier Sports. It does however mean that there are no more 3pm kickoffs left this term.

It’s not so great news for Rangers supporters. Only 2 of their 5 matches will be live on Sky. Their trips to Fir Park and Celtic Park will be covered. But their subsequent games against Dundee United, Ross County, and Hearts won’t be shown.

It’s set up for a blistering end to the campaign, and hopefully a trophy-laden one from a Celtic perspective.

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Celtic couldn’t have asked for a better hand as we reach season finale

We’ve gotten exactly what we wanted out of today, let’s be honest. A potential chance to win the league championship against Rangers? Check. All games being broadcast live on Sky Sports? Check. It’s all gone according to plan so far this afternoon for the Hoops.

Granted, just because we’ve been handed what we were after doesn’t mean it’s going to be straightforward. It’s important to acknowledge some of the challenges that are very much present in that fixture list.

Rangers at Parkhead could be a massive celebratory occasion. However, at the same time, it’s going to be a helluva tough encounter. Postecoglou and his men have had such an impressive campaign so far because they haven’t looked at anything as a given. Our foes will be itching not to be totally embarrassed come the end of the season, and we have to be wary of that.

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In addition to that, trips to Dingwall and Tannadice represent danger too. It took until the 97th minute for us to beat County on their own patch back in December. And even though we’ve had back-to-back 3-0 successes away to Dundee United, they’ve caused us major problems at Celtic Park and cannot be underestimated.

All this does today is get you absolutely buzzing for the fixtures ahead. We have a chance to make this campaign as memorable as possible. But it will still take overcoming a tough run of fixtures to do so.

All eyes on Ange and the Bhoys then as they look to answer the big title question that surrounds them.

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