Is Celtic Vs Aberdeen on TV? Stream details, kick-off time and team news for Scottish Premiership clash

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Celtic begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday when they host Aberdeen in a mouth-watering opener at Parkhead.

Ange Postecoglou’s side clinched a league and cup double last season and the Australian will be determined to win back-to-back top-flight crowns after an unbeaten pre-season campaign.

Victories over SC Wiener Viktoria (Austria), Banik Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Norwich City, coupled with draws against Rapid Vienna (Austria), Blackburn Rovers and Legia Warsaw (Poland) will give Hoops fans plenty of cause for optimism.

Matches between Celtic and Aberdeen are often tight and hotly-contested affairs and Dons manager Jim Goodwin will hope his summer rebuild of the squad can lead to a fruitful campaign.

The North East club endured a season to forget last year as they narrowly avoided finishing in the bottom two but they seem to have been revitalised by Goodwin after winning all four of their Premier Sports Cup group stage fixtures with considerable ease.

Eight new arrivals will form a new-look side this season and this match promises to be a thrilling encounter.

We’ve gathered all the information you need on the match and how to watch it below…

Where is the game taking place & what time does the match kick-off?

Who: Celtic Vs Aberdeen

What: Scottish Premiership

Where: Celtic Park, Glasgow

When: Sunday, July 31st – kick-off 4.30pm (UK time).

How to watch on TV – Is there a live stream?

Yes, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football, Main Event and Ultra HD. Coverage begins at 3.30pm - one hour before kick-off. Subscribers can stream the match using the Sky Go app across all devices.

Non-subscribers can purchase a one-off day pass via Now TV for £9.99. A pay-per-view option will be available via Celtic TV.

What are the latest match odds?

CELTIC 2/7 | DRAW 19/4 | ABERDEEN 17/2

Celtic are expected to begin their campaign with a home success.

*Odds from BET365 correct at time of writing*

Who are the match officials?

Refereen Nick Walsh has been selected by the Scottish FA to take charge of the match. He will be assisted by Frank Connor and Craig Ferguson, with Barry Cook named as the fourth official.

What’s the team news ahead of Celtic vs Aberdeen?

Celtic boss Ange Posteocoglou is without Yosuke Ideguchi after the luckless Japanese midfielder picked up a knock in training earlier this week.

New signings Aaron Mooy and Moritz Jenz will be hopeful of building on their first minutes in a Hoops jersey last weekend, while Alexandro Bernabei is in contention to start at left-back.

Returning loan stars Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers will start the match, with skipper Callum McGregor set to unfurl the championship winners flag before kick-off.

Celtic's Callum McGregor warms up during a pre-season friendly match between Celtic and Norwich City.  (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)Celtic's Callum McGregor warms up during a pre-season friendly match between Celtic and Norwich City.  (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Celtic's Callum McGregor warms up during a pre-season friendly match between Celtic and Norwich City. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Aberdeen could hand several new players their Premiership debut, with Callum Roberts and Hayden Coulson joining the Pittodrie outfit earlier this week.

New No.9 Bojan Miovski scored on his debut against Raith Rovers in the Premier Sports Cup last Sunday and will hop to pick up from where he left off, while goalkeeper, Kelle Roos, Ylber Ramadani, Jayden Richardson and captain Anthony Stewart are likely to be named in the starting XI.

Celtic loanee Liam Scales is ineligible to face his parent club and former Benfica youngster Luis Lopes will need more time to get up to full fitness.