Celtic ended their three-game winless run in all competitions – which included a draw and a defeat against Group F counterparts Real Madrid and Shakhtar respectively – with a 2-1 Scottish Premiership victory at home against Motherwell last weekend.


An own goal from Josip Juranovic cancelled out Kyogo Furuhashi’s opener, but the Hoops regained the lead through Reo Hatate just after the hour mark. Captain Callum McGregor was then dismissed late on, but Celtic held on to claim maximum points and maintain their two-point cushion at the top of the Premiership.

Despite reported interest from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, head coach Ange Postecoglou is set to travel with his side to Saxony for Wednesday’s Champions League clash, with the Hoops seeking to claim their first away win in the competition since September 2017 when they beat Anderlecht 3-0 in Belgium.

Indeed, a victory for Celtic at the Red Bull Arena would boost their chances of progressing from the group stage for the first time in a decade when they finished second in a group containing Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow.

However, success against Leipzig could prove challenging as Celtic have failed to win any of their 13 European away matches in Germany, including a 2-0 defeat against Die Roten Bullen in the 2017-18 Europa League.