Celtic FC is currently active in the Premiership (semi-final - first of two matches) on the first rank with 26 successful out of 37 games in total. On the other hand, the team were eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and in the round of 32 against Valencia CF of the UEFA Europa League, despite a 50% share of losers in Group B. A total of 27 goals were conceded, 25 goals scored and 29 of 43 matches were won this season. Neil Lennon from Northern Ireland looks after and coaches the players of the English group.
Celtic Park in Glasgow, the home arena of the team, was built to accommodate more than 60400 people. With an average height of 182cm, Celtic FC's kickers are more likely to be as high as their rivals. In total, the club weighs as much as 112 crates of beer, but on average even 3.8 kg less than the European average. With 89 kg, the Croatian defender Filip Benkovic is the most significant to exceed this value. The team has lost two games in the current season (against Kilmarnock FC, FC Salzburg), although it was leading in the first half. The large number of footballers prefer to kick the right foot.
Celtic FC goalkeepers have made a flawless effort in defending against opposing goal attempts. In the UEFA Europa League's second group-phase match against FC Salzburg on 4 October 2018, the group conceded the biggest possible handicap of the current season of three goals. In the first half, the selection tends to take the early lead. Unfortunately, Celtic FC failed to win their sixth group stage match of the Premiership against Kilmarnock FC on 23.09.2018 in the last minutes with a Stuart Findlay goal 45 seconds before the final whistle. After all, this was the only time of the current season. The club has the best balance (9/1/4) with the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Dedryck Boyata (centre-back), Craig Gordon (goalkeeper), James Forrest (right-winger), Ryan Christie, Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic (midfielder) plus Kieran Tierney (left-back) were in the starting eleven this season with 24 more players. When Celtic FC's 182cm tall striker Odsonne Edouard took the goal from 18m distance in the 27th group phase match of the Premiership against Motherwell FC on February 24, 2019, several supporters of the other football team were happy. Occasionally, a match may be decided just before the end of the game, as on 17 March 2019 when FC Dundee scored a 90-minute direct from the young right-foot Odsonne Edouard, and the team have scored four more wins this season. With a success rate of 83.1% in away games against FC Dundee, this opponent seems to be the easiest for the English team.
With more than nine formations Celtic FC has started in the games of the current season (4-3-3, 3-5-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-1-1, 4-4-2, 3-4-3, 4-3-1-2, 4-5-1, 5-4-1, 4-1-4-1). Not against every opponent the selection could be as numerous as against FC Dundee (114/24/3). The most empirically difficult opponent is FC Salzburg with no success, two draws and five defeats on the part of Celtic FC. The 6-0 win in the eighth group stage match of the Premiership against St Johnstone FC was to be expected after Celtic FC took their highest lead of the first half since August from five goals. The most frequent substitutes are goalkeeper Scott Bain, midfielders Lewis Morgan, Michael Johnston and Jonny Hayes, and defenders Mikael Lustig and Jack Hendry.
The 80kg heavy right foot Olivier Ntcham scored CEL's latest goal of the current season 120 seconds before the final whistle against FC Salzburg. In their latest Premiership match against Rangers FC, Celtic FC did not want to take a big risk in terms of formation and used the most effective formation of the season (4-2-3-1). In the end, Rangers FC won 2 to 0. With a result of no victory, two stalemates and five failures against FC Salzburg in CEL's own stadium, this football team is also the most difficult opponent there. The last victory of the selection against FC Dundee was 6 months and 16 days ago. Since then, both groups have met three more times. The most recent meeting took place on 31 October 2018. In the 141 encounters since 29 August 1998, the group have scored 271 points against FC Dundee.
Although Ryan Mullen and Armstrong Oko-Flex are only 17 years old, Celtic FC have an average age of 24. Only 36% of the 14 goal attempts per match (on average) finally hit the goal. It only took 48 seconds for the team to collect the fastest opposing goal of the current season. This was shot by Vykintas Slivka (FC Salzburg) in the 18th group phase match of the Premiership.
(Last edited May 16, 2019)