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4-2-3-1 Celtic Predicted Line-up To Face Paris Saint-Germain: Griffiths To Lead The Line?

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Scottish Premiership outfit Celtic might be in a bulldozing mood in the domestic competitions, but after earning a domestic treble in the previous campaign, the Glasgow giants would be keen to erect a strong footing for themselves in UEFA Champions League this season. However, nothing but thorns lies ahead for the Bhoys.

Having secured their entry into the group stage of the elite club level competition of Europe, Brendan Rodgers’ outfit have been put into the same group as Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht, with their next fixture being against the Ligue1 giants. Here is how we expect Celtic to line up for their fixture against Unai Emery’s side at the Celtic Park on Tuesday evening.

Defence

Craig Gordon should be the man to be handed the gloves by Rodgers once again, and a lot would rely on how the custodian manages to withstand the attacking prowess of arguably the most fearsome attacking setup of the world at this stroke of the hour.

The Celts are still without Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko, which implies that the central defence is seemingly likely to be accommodated by Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic. These two have to really work closely with each other and knit a formidable central defensive partnership to avoid any catastrophe.

On the right-back slot, we expect Mikael Lustig to start the proceedings and from the left-back position, Kieran Tierney’s exuberance and grit is anticipated to be seen from the start of the game.

Midfield

To add bite and solidity in the middle of the park, Olivier Ntcham and Scott Brown could be teed up. Ntcham has been absolutely fantastic in catering to the requirements of the club and no wonder why he has already become a fan-favourite.

These two have to cushion the backline and would have to ensure that they support the attackers in their attacking endeavours. To be engineered into the no.10 role should be Tom Rogic who needs to pull the strings and create ample amount of goal scoring chances.

Attack

Newcomer Odsonne Edouard might have had a good outing against Hamilton Academical, but is unlikely to be handed a start. Veteran striker Leigh Griffiths should be spearheading the attack of the Hoops as his experience would really be needed against PSG.

Scott Sinclair is seemingly likely to be accommodated on the left-wing and on the right-wing, we expect James Forrest to be pencilled by the former Liverpool boss.

 

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