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Celtic v Bodo/Glimt live stream & team news: Postecoglou hope home advantage counts in Europa Conference League


Celtic kick off their Europa Conference League campaign as they take on Bodo/Glimt.

The Bhoys joined the newly formed competition after finishing third in their Europa League Group G, behind Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis.

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Celtic hoping for a big result in the Europa Conference League

With Ange Postecoglou’s side leading the Scottish Premiership, the hope will be that they can put together a strong string of results on the continent to put them in contention for some big European silverware.

They will face a tough test in Bodo/Glimt after finishing last season first in the Norwegian top flight.

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt: Date and time

The Europa Conference League tie is due to take place on Thursday, February 17 at Parkhead.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The second leg will take place next week on Thursday, February 24.

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt: How to follow

Parkhead’s contest is set to be shown live on BT Sport 2.

Coverage will begin at 7.45pm, with BT Sport customers able to stream it live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the evening.


Celtic v Bodo/Glimt live stream & team news: Postecoglou hope home advantage counts in Europa Conference League

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Celtic hope to use home advantage in first leg

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt: Team News

Celtic have a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the Europa Conference League clash.

Josip Juranovic should be fit after missing his last two games through illness, while Karamoko Dembele could also be involved.

Bodo/Glimt will also name a strong team which should include Amahl Pellegrino and Ola Solbakken as part of their forward line.

Manager Kjetil Knutsen is also expected to lead the team despite recent links with the Aberdeen job.

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt live stream & team news: Postecoglou hope home advantage counts in Europa Conference League

Postecoglou hopes his players will be up to the challenge

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt: What was said?

Speaking ahead of the match, Postecoglou said: “I was very impressed, and not just with their results.

“From my point of view, I like to look at football through a bit of a different prism and see how the teams play more than anything else, and their football is fantastic, not only in Europe but also domestically.

“They’ve got a really exciting group of young players who have embraced that style of football and it’s great to see because a lot of times in all the leagues around the world, even here in Scotland, we sometimes talk about teams with budgets weaker and playing a certain way, but you don’t have to.

“If you get the right manager and you make him believe in something and work in a certain way, then you can play that kind of football, and coming from Australia, that’s something I strongly believe in. .

“So I was impressed with their results, but more impressed with the way they play their football.

“You know leaving home is difficult because you know not only are you facing the opposition and the opposition fans, different conditions and different terrain – it’s all a bit of a challenge, so it is not easy.

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt live stream & team news: Postecoglou hope home advantage counts in Europa Conference League

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Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou hopes his star men can rise to the challenge

“The fact that Bodø didn’t lose away is probably more important because it shows that they have a very strong mentality and character in their team.

“So from our point of view, we are preparing to play a very good team and a team that has a lot of confidence thanks to their European exploits so far.”

Greg Taylor added: “That’s a big part of what this football club is known for.

“This is a club that has played in European competitions for so long and it is now up to us to go as far as possible in this current competition.

“If you look at the recent home game against Rangers, the atmosphere that night was the best I’ve ever had in my life and hopefully that’s the type of atmosphere we’ll feel that night. evening.

“When you come out of that noise and support, it’s such an incentive for us to do well. thought so.



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