Celtic tackle Rosenborg on Wednesday in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie as they aim to reach the Champions League for the second year in succession.
Brendan Rodgers' men had few problems dispatching Linfield at the previous stage, claiming a 6-0 victory over the Northern Irish side over two legs.
They face a step up in class against the Norwegian league leaders, however, and will be well aware of their opponents' Champions League pedigree.
|Game||Celtic vs Rosenborg|
|Date||Wednesday, July 26|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will not be available to watch. However, Celtic TV will stream the encounter.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
Celtic have not declared a squad for the midweek encounter, though they will certainly be without striker Leigh Griffiths, who is subject to a UEFA ban after tying a scarf to the post of Linfield's goalframe following the first leg of their encounter in the previous round.
Dedryk Boyata will miss out due to a knee problem that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for around three months, while Cristian Gambao is once again a doubt.
Rosenborg, meanwhile, are sitting first in the Norwegian top flight halfway through the season and post no selection problems with regards to key players.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
After proving their dominance on the domestic front last season by enjoying a completely undefeated campaign, Europe is the yardstick by which Brendan Rodgers’ side will wish to measure themselves this season.
Celtic reached the group stages last season, and though they failed to win a single match, they proved more than competitive in a fierce group containing Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach by recording three draws in six outings.
Their target this time around is to improve that record, but to earn the chance at such big guns they will have to overcome a Rosenborg side who have the advantage of being in the thick of their season.
Kåre Ingebrigtsen’s side have played 17 league matches to date and have picked up 10 victories, with Nicklas Bendtner firmly to the fore, having netted six times in 20 outings.
They required extra-time to see off Dundalk in the second qualifying round, but despite their struggles against the Irish outfit, experienced defender Tore Reginiussen remains bullish about their prospects.
“Each man will have to be at his maximum if we’re going to take something from there,” he told his club’s official website . “We’re facing a very good team, but at the same time, it’s not Real Madrid.
“Celtic are a team we should keep up with on a good day. If we get a goal or two in Glasgow, we know they’re not as good away from home.”
Rodgers’ side have, however, become a slick winning machine over the last 12 months and will expect to continue their apparently relentless progress by safely negotiating this fixture.