Real Betis v Celtic live stream: Team news, kick-off time, TV Channel and talkSPORT commentary ahead of Europa League clash

Celtic kick off their Europa League campaign with a trip to Real Betis tonight.

Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic beat AZ Alkmaar in the play-off round to book their place in the tournament proper.

Celtic take on Real Betis in the Europa League tonight
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Now, the Hoops will kick off their tricky Group G campaign in Spain this evening.

The Scottish giants will face Real Betis, Bayer Leverkusen and Ferencvaros over the coming weeks and will have to work hard to make it through.

Real Betis v Celtic: Date and time

The Europa League Group G tie will take place on Thursday, September 16.

It will kick off at 5:45pm and is being held at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.

Celtic’s second group game will be at home to Leverkusen on Thursday, September 30.

Real Betis v Celtic: TV channel and live stream

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 5:15pm.

BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.

talkSPORT Drive with Andy Goldstein & Darren Bent will have goal updates from the match.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

talkSPORT will also have a live blog of all Thursday night’s action as it happens.

Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries

THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 

  • Dinamo Zagreb v West Ham – 17:45 – talkSPORT 2
  • Rangers v Lyon – 20:00  – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 

  • Wolves v Brentford – 12:30 – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
  • Hull v Sheffield United – 12:30 – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
  • Liverpool v Crystal Palace – 15:00 – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
  • Aston Villa v Everton – 17:30 – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE

TUESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 

  • Norwich v Liverpool – 19:45  -talkSPORT
  • Fulham v Leeds – 19:45 -talkSPORT 2 

WEDNESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

  • Manchester United v West Ham – 19:45 – talkSPORT
  • Chelsea v Aston Villa – 19:45  -talkSPORT 2

FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

  • West Brom v QPR – 20:00 -talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

Celtic kick off their Europa League campaign with a trip to Real Betis tonight
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Real Betis v Celtic: Team news

Betis: Bravo, Montoya, Gonzalez, Victor Ruiz, Miranda, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin, Fekir, Juanmi, Iglesias Quintas

Subs: Rui Silva, Akouokou, Tello, William Jose, William Carvalho, Alex Moreno, Pezzella, Bellerin, Rodriguez, Aitor Ruibal, Roberto Gonzalez, Rodri

Celtic: Hart, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic, Ralston, Soro, Rogic, Turnbull, Montgomery, Ajeti, Neves Felipe

Subs: Barkas, Bain, Scales, McCarthy, Urhoghide, Shaw, Murray, Henderson, Welsh

Real Betis v Celtic: What’s been said?

Ange Postecoglou has dismissed any notion that depleted Celtic will head to Real Betis with the aim of playing for a point.

He said: “My philosophy is if you win games, you’ve got a good chance of progressing. That’s irrespective of whether you’re home or away, and it’s even more so in group stages.

“If you start thinking about scratching around for a point here and there or trying to accumulate a certain amount of points to get through, that’s not the kind of football team we want to be.

“We’ll go there and try and win a game of football. That doesn’t change. Our approach doesn’t change.

“It’s not that we don’t recognise the difficulty of the opposition or playing away from home – I understand all that – but I think playing for those kind of outcomes is inviting danger.

“You’re kind of starting off by conceding something and I’m not prepared to concede anything to anyone in any way, shape or form with a team I’m involved in. It’s about trying to impose the way we want to play on a very good opponent.”