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Is Sparta Prague vs Celtic on TV tonight? Kick off time, channel and how to watch Europa League fixture

Karl Matchett
·2 min read
<p>Celtic celebrate scoring</p> (AFP)

Celtic celebrate scoring

(AFP)

Celtic head into their match against Sparta Prague needing a win to ensure their hopes of making the Europa League knock-out stages remain alive.

The Scottish side have taken just one point from their three games so far and were trounced 4-1 by Sparta last time out.

Domestically, Celtic have been well off the pace and are 11 points behind Rangers, though they do have two games in hand.

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Sparta Prague are also second in their own league, four points off rivals Slavia.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 5:55pm on Thursday, 26 November.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3. Subscribers can also stream the game via the BT Sport app or website.

What is the team news?

Sparta are missing five players through injury, with Adam Hlozek, David Hancko and Lukas Stetina among them.

James Forrest is the sole doubt for Celtic and he may not be risked even if he proves fit in time for the game.

Predicted line-ups

SPR: Heca, Vindheim, Pavelka, Plechaty, Hanousek, Krejci, Travnik, Polidar, Karabec, Karlsson, Julis

CEL: Bain, Frimpong, Biton, Ajer, Laxalt, Brown, McGregor, Christie, Rogic, Elyounoussi, Ajeti

Odds

Sparta Prague - 9/5

Draw - 27/10

Celtic - 19/10

Prediction

The Scottish side were hammered by the Czechs in the last game at home and there’s little reason to think a change in fortunes is incoming. Sparta 3-0 Celtic.

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