ᐉCeltic vs Blackburn prediction

Celtic

Celtic

2 : 2

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

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  • Date:  16/07/2022
  • Competition: Club friendly
  • KO:13:30 CET
  • Venue: Parkhead, Glasgow

Scottish champions Celtic welcome English rivals Blackburn Rovers to Parkhead on Saturday for a potentially entertaining friendly fixture.

Goals can usually be expected when Ange Postecoglu´s side is in action, with the hosts seeing over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of their last 13 matches, including both of their pre-season friendlies, with the Hoops picking up a 2:2 draw against Rapid Vienna last time out.

Indeed, Celtic have been revitalised over the past year with their brand of attacking football, and they will be keen to start their new campaign in style in this their first home fixture of the season.

Blackburn, for their part, kicked off their pre-season preparations with a somewhat unimpressive draw against Dundee on Wednesday and a trip to Celtic Park certainly represents a significant step-up in standards.

Both sides begin their respective league campaigns at the end of July, so we expect fitness levels to be at similar levels, although Celtic should probably be expected to emerge with a win given their home advantage and ultimately greater levels of attacking quality.

Certainly, goals are usually the order of the day when Celtic are involved, and we expect an entertaining and potentially high-scoring contest with the hosts keen to make an impressive start to their title defence when the season kicks off in Scotland later this month.

As such, we´ll take a chance on over 3.5 match goals in what should prove a competitive cross-border friendly contest in Glasgow. 

Final score 3:1

Celtic vs Blackburn Rovers Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Celtic

    2 : 2

    Blackburn Rovers

    Club Friendlies 3

Celtic

Celtic Team News

Ange Postecoglu has a strong group to choose from following Celtic´s comfortable midweek win away to Banik Ostrava.

Jota, Kyogo and Forrest could form a 3 man attack with Callum McGregor skippering the side.

Last matches of Celtic

  1. Kilmarnock

    0 : 5

    Celtic

    Premiership

  2. Ross County

    1 : 3

    Celtic

    Premiership

  3. Celtic

    2 : 0

    Aberdeen

    Premiership

  4. Celtic

    2 : 0

    Norwich City

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Legia Warszawa

    2 : 2

    Celtic

    Club Friendlies 3

Celtic lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Joe Hart

Defenders

  • 2

    Josip Juranoviс

  • 4

    Cameron Carter-Vickers

  • 5

    Stephen Welsh

  • 3

    Greg Taylor

Midfielders

  • 10

    Callum McGregor

  • 6

    Matt O’Riley

  • 8

    David Turnbull

Forwards

  • 7

    James Forrest

  • 11

    Jota

  • 9

    Kyogo

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers Team News

New head coach Jon-Dahl Tomasson has added just one new face to his squad with the arrival of young Preston winger Ethan Walker.

Tomasson named a young side for the Dundee fixture but is expected to revert to a more familiar lineup on Saturday.

Despite being linked with a move to the Premier League, Chilean internationalist Ben Brereton-Diaz remains in the Rovers squad. 

Last matches of Blackburn Rovers

  1. Blackburn Rovers

    2 : 1

    West Bromwich Albion

    Championship

  2. Blackburn Rovers

    4 : 0

    Hartlepool United

    Carabao Cup

  3. Swansea City

    0 : 3

    Blackburn Rovers

    Championship

  4. Blackburn Rovers

    1 : 0

    Queens Park Rangers

    Championship

  5. Lincoln City F.C

    0 : 1

    Blackburn Rovers

    Club Friendlies 3

Blackburn Rovers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    T. Kaminski

Defenders

  • 2

    Daniel Ayala

  • 3

    S. Wharton

  • 4

    L. Travis

  • 5

    A. Edun

Midfielders

  • 6

    J. Brown

  • 7

    H. Pickering

  • 8

    J. Buckley

Forwards

  • 9

    Ryan Hedges

  • 10

    Sam Gallagher

  • 11

    Ben Brereton

Key Facts Celtic vs Blackburn

  • Celtic have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of their last 14 matches
  • Celtic have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of their last 12 friendly matches since 2020
  • Celtic have seen over 3.5 goals scored in 5 of their last 7 matches
  • 27 goals have been scored in Celtic´s 4 previous friendlies, including a 6:2 home reversal against West Ham last summer
  • Blackburn have seen over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 4 away matches
  • Celtic won 3:0 on aggregate when these sides last met in the UEFA Cup back in 2002

Main prediction Celtic - Blackburn Rovers

Over 2.5 goals

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58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Celtic vs Blackburn - FAQ

? Celtic Player to Watch
Kyogo The Japanese forward remains Celtic´s danger man having enjoyed an excellent debut campaign following his switch from Vissel Kobe. Kyogo scored the opener in Wednesday´s 4:2 win against Banik Ostrava.
? Blackburn Player to Watch
Ben Brereton Diaz - The English-born Chilean scored an impressive 22 goals last season and should start in the Rovers attack.
? Where to watch?
This friendly match can be viewed live on CTV and various betting platforms.