As we anxiously wait the Celtic team to face Rosenborg, these sides are now familiar foes.

The two sides met in the Champions League qualifiers with Celtic coming out on top that time.

But Brendan Rodgers’ men now face the Norwegian league leaders again in the Europa League group stage.

Here is how we expect Celtic to line up tonight, with Rodgers reverting back to a 4-2-3-1 formation.


Gordon has played all but one cup game this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Craig Gordon is almost certain to retain his spot between the sticks.

The Scotland international, 35, is still the number one choice at Celtic Park despite his age.


Filip Benkovic could start with Kristoffer Ajer injured. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With Rodgers likely to switch to a back four, Mikael Lustig could return to the line-up and take the right-back slot.

The Sweden international was dropped to the bench against St Mirren and has not played since the win over Rangers.

With Lustig on the right, Kieran Tierney will play at left-back. The 21-year-old is one of the hottest young talents in Europe and all eyes will be on his Europa League performances.

Dedryck Boyata is likely to play at centre-back but with Kristoffer Ajer a doubt and Jozo Simunovic injured, Rodgers has a decision to make.

He could recall youngster Jack Hendry but he is only just returning from injury. The more likely option is Filip Benkovic.

The 21-year-old is on loan from Leicester City and he made his debut against St Mirren last Friday.

Central midfield

Captain Scott Brown will hope to lead his team to victory tonight. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Captain Scott Brown is the leader in midfield and will start. Rodgers has a decision to make on who partners him.

Olivier Ntcham was sent off last Friday but is eligible to play in the Europa League. The Frenchman is the most likely man to partner Brown.

Attacking midfield

Callum McGregor already has three goals in Europe. (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

James Forrest and Callum McGregor will probably start on the flanks tonight.

Australian midfielder Tom Rogic is likely to occupy the central attacking midfield role.

Scott Sinclair is likely to settle for a place on the bench.


Odsonne Edouard is Celtic’s leading scorer this season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This is a straight pick between Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths.

There are arguments for both players but Edouard is likely to get the nod.

The 20-year-old has scored four goals this season, making him Celtic’s leading marksman for the year.

TEAM (4-2-3-1):

GK: Craig Gordon

RB: Mikael Lustig

CB: Dedryck Boyata

CB: Filip Benkovic

LB: Kieran Tierney

CM: Scott Brown

CM: Olivier Ntcham

RM: James Forrest

CAM: Tom Rogic

LM: Callum McGregor

ST: Odsonne Edouard