Football fans in Italy will be able to view live coverage of this Saturday’s meeting between Hamilton Accies and Celtic – after the SPFL struck another international deal.
Italian channel Sportitalia will show all six Premiership matches this weekend and beyond, with the Hoops’ trip to New Douglas Park the first on the agenda.
⚠️ Il campionato Scozzese sbarca su Sportitalia 🏴
Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen e non solo! Tutto live, gratis, in esclusiva a partire da questo weekend su Sportitalia ⚽
— Sportitalia (@tvdellosport) September 9, 2019
They say that all matches will be live, free and exclusive on the channel.
The news will be greeted fondly by any expats out in Italy as well as any football fans who just like their fix of Scottish football. There must be some out there.
Italy TV deal is good for Celtic and Scottish football
The news, however small, can only be seen as a positive for the Scottish game. The exposure for our football in a foreign country is good and can only act to further improve our product.
Scottish football has its detractors but the truth is that the game is in a good place at present. We have a lot of teams currently enjoying their best periods in recent years and the general excitement level of the average Scottish match is pretty high.
From a Celtic point of view we are sweeping up domestically and are hopefully about to make some strides in Europe too. We have a number of really talented players who are good to watch week in, week out.
Hopefully the Italian viewers get to see our attackers at their fluent best when we take on Hamilton on Saturday lunchtime. It would be really nice to put on a show on for them and net a few goals.