The 4 remaining Celtic games Sky Sports will broadcast live in 2021

By David Walton

October 26, 2021

It’s fair to say the relationship between the Celtic supporters and Sky Sports has taken a major tumble this season.

No wonder either. The Scottish Premiership’s sole TV broadcaster has this week chosen to snub Hibernian vs Celtic. It’ll be the 3rd of 4 previous away matches that Sky will have decided not to screen.

It comes after major fixtures away to Livingston and Motherwell were also refused by Sky. Instead, they’ll be showing Preston vs Liverpool in a League Cup match across 3 different channels. Priorities, eh?

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The Celtic fans were left fuming with the decision yesterday as many began to find out about the fact the game won’t be on TV.

And indeed, Celtic will actually only be on Sky Sports a further 4 times before the end of 2021 [Sky Sports]. We have 67 days separating us from the New Year, and thankfully Bhoys supporters will be able to watch their side on a handful of occasions before we bring in 2022.

So far, Celtic have only had 3 games screened by Sky in the first 3 months of the season. A 2-1 defeat at Tynecastle on opening day was following by the 1-0 Glasgow Derby loss in August and a 2-1 win at Pittodrie several weeks ago.

Anton McElhone’s influence at Celtic is already being felt

Anton McElhone’s influence at Celtic is already being felt
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The 4 Celtic matches Sky Sports have chosen this year

Celtic will next be on Sky when they take the trip to Dens Park on November 7th. At that stage, it’ll have been 5 weeks since our last live Sky broadcast.

Afterwards, we’ll again have to wait just under another 4 weeks before our next live match. That will be our home game against Hearts on December 2nd. 3 days later and the Hoops will take the trip to Tannadice to face Dundee United live on Sky Sports Football.

Our 2021 coverage will then be wrapped up with a trip to McDiarmid Park on Boxing Day against St Johnstone.

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Overall, that will mean Celtic will have been screened 7 times in total by Sky during the first half of the campaign. A pretty poor return for those spending upwards of £20-per-month for the package.

It’s difficult to know why Sky have decided not to broadcast such crucial away games in recent times. Hibs vs Celtic, for example, is the kind of fixture that will have the vast majority of Scottish football fans tuning in.

But it’s their loss. Hopefully, they start showing a bit more respect during the second half of the campaign.

In other news, Davie Provan still finds room for a Celtic negative despite St Johnstone win