Celtic were humiliated by Barcelona in their Champions League group stage opener, but they will not be as easy to beat this time around. Celtic Park will be packed with more than 60,000 fans that always create a special atmosphere for European nights, and the team will be motivated to show that the Barca loss was a coincidence, not the true quality of the side. Celtic travelled to Camp Nou in the opening matchday and were demolished 7-0 at the hands of Barcelona. Since then they’ve scored 10 goals in their last 3 matches (8 at home). They have a magnificent home record coming into this match, with just 1 loss in their last 20 home matches (failed to score just once in their last 20 home matches).
Manchester City will go for an eleventh consecutive victory to start the season when they take on Celtic FC on Wednesday night at Celtic Park. This will be the third match of a four-game road trip for City, and after a successful double-header in Swansea, Pep Guardiola hopes to get another victory before heading to White Hart Lane for a vital Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Pep Guardiola confirmed on his pre-match press conference the terrible news we already knew about: Kevin De Bruyne will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury after sustaining the problem in the weekend game against Swansea.