Celtic vs Rosenborg: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The Bhoys play host to the Norwegian side in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie on Wednesday

Celtic will look to keep their Champions League dreams alive on Wednesday, when they meet Norwegian champions Rosenborg in the opening leg of their second qualifying round tie in Glasgow.

Brendan Rodgers' side however will have to contend with only one fit forward after French striker Moussa Dembele was ruled out following a hamstring strain again Alashkert last time out.

The Bhoys will face a sterner test against Rosenberg, though the Norwegian side are in crisis themselves following the sacking of long-serving manager Kare Ingebrigtsen.

If they progress, the Scottish champions will set up a clash with Greek Super League champions AEK Athens in the penultimate qualifying round.

Game Celtic vs Rosenborg
Date Wednesday, July 25
Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US) the game will be not be shown live on television, but it will be available to stream live online via Celtic's in-house TV channel, Celtic TV.

US TV channel Online stream
N/A Celtic TV

In the United Kingdom (UK), too, there will be no live airing of the game, but Celtic TV will be showing the encounter.

UK TV channel Online stream
N/A Celtic TV

Squads & Team News

Position Celtic squad
Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, Hazard
Defenders J. Hendry, Gamboa, Compper, Boyata, Lustig, Ajer, Tierney, Church, Duffy, Deas, McInroy, Ralston, Welsh, Bell
Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Morgan, Rogic, Allan, Ntcham, Robertson, McGregor, Forrest, Kennedy, Henderson, McLaughlin, McKay, Marku, Eboue
Forwards Griffiths, Hayes, Christie, Edouard, Miller, Hill, McGrath, R. Hendry, Diver, Johnston, Savoury, Aitchison

Celtic beat Alashkert 3-0 at Celtic Park last time out but will be without both Moussa Dembele through injury and Jozo Simunovic through suspension, with the former's absence further reducing Brendan Rodgers' options in front of goal.

The Bhoys are also unable to call on Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig, who are not yet back to match fitness following the World Cup, leaving Odsonne Edouard as their lone specialist striker.

Potential Celtic XI: Gordon; Tierney, Gamboa, Hendry, Ajer; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Sinclair, Forrest; Edouard.

Position Rosenborg squad
Goalkeepers Hansen, Ostbo
Defenders Hedenstad, Meling, Reginiussen, Hovland, Gersbach, Reitan, Ogbu, Serbecic
Midfielders Skarsem, A. Konradsen, M. Konradsen, Jensen, Lundemo, Trondsen
Forwards Adegbenro, Bendtner, Botheim, Ceide, de Lanlay, Helland, Levi, Soderlund, Vilhjalmsson

Rosenborg's dismissal of Ingebrigtsen, their manager of four years, comes with the team second in the Eliteserien, as they go in pursuit of their fourth consecutive title, and has sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The appointment of Rini Coolen on an interim basis has spawned reports of player unrest but the only player expected to miss the tie is winger Samuel Adegbenro with an ankle injury.

Potential Rosenborg XI: Hansen; Reginiussen, Hovland, Hedenstad, Meling; Jensen, Trondsen, Lundemo; Bendtner, Helland, Levi.

Betting & Match Odds

Celtic are odds-on favourites with dabblebet, and are 4/9 to win the game. Rosenborg can be found at 11/2, while the draw is 3/1.

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Match Preview

Moussa Dembele Celtic

The Champions League group stage is still a shade under two months away but Celtic are already in the midst of a tough road to top-tier European football for the third campaign running.

The Scottish champions swept aside Armenian Premier League winners Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in the first qualifying round, and are odds-on favourites to progress once more.

They will have to face Rosenberg without their star striker Moussa Dembele, however, after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring strain during last week's game.

Brendan Rodgers though is still insistent that his side have the firepower up front to overcome the Norwegian champions.

“Last year Tom Rogic and James Forrest played up front. Players are adaptable. We’ll put out a team that can be really competitive," he said.

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"Part of the challenge is to find a way."

Rosenberg last qualified for the Champions League group stage in 2007, when they failed to progress from a group that included Chelsea, Schalke and Valencia.

They made it to the third qualification round last season, where Celtic knocked them out 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a goal from Forrest.