Celtic expected 4-3-3 v Bayern: 24-year-old axed in seven changes
By John Reid
After making a multitude of changes against Kilmarnock at the weekend, Brendan Rodgers will revert back to his first choice XI, injuries permitting, against Bayern Munich at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.
The likes of captain Scott Brown and star striker Moussa Dembele are expected to return to the starting line-up, along with the likes of Callum McGregor and Dedryck Boyata.
Celtic are likely to stick to a familiar 4-3-3 formation, with a back three against such a dangerous side like Bayern likely to be seen as too risky.
This is the starting XI we expect Rodgers to name for the crunch tie on Tuesday.
Craig Gordon should be in goal as usual, with the prodigious Kieran Tierney at left-back and Mikael Lustig at right-back.
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With Jozo Simunovic out, Nir Bitton should play at centre-back once more alongside first choice Dedryck Boyata.
Celtic have plenty of choices in midfield, and Brendan Rodgers has a decision on who should feature in the most important part of the pitch – Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Stuart Armstrong seem the players most likely to get the nod.
It means no place in the starting eleven for the likes of Olivier Ntcham or 24-year-old Tom Rogic, both are expected to be on the bench.
Up-front, the in-form Moussa Dembele is expected to be the lone striker, with support on the wings likely from Scott Sinclair and James Forrest, who replaces the injured Patrick Roberts.
In other Celtic team news, Patrick Roberts is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.