Celtic vs Heart Live : Celtic are still without Scott Bain, who has a thumb injury, so Fraser Forster could make an immediate second debut after rejoining the Bhoys from Southampton.
Neil Lennon is also sweating over the fitness of Hatem Abd Elhamed and Tom Rogic.
Visitors Hearts will be without Steven Naismith and John Souttar.
After a confidence boosting win at Fir Park last weekend, Hearts face their toughest test of the season with a trip to Celtic Park this afternoon.
The Jambos responded to the previous weekend’s 0-0 home draw with Ross County by going to Lanarkshire and booking their spot on the quarter-finals, where they will face Aberdeen at Tynecastle.
Not just the result, but the performance has lifted spirits slightly among the support as Craig Levein’s new signings start to have an effect.
In contrast, Celtic didn’t a good time of it last week in Eueope. They were eliminated from the Champions League qualifiers after shipping four goals at home to Romanian Champions Cluj.
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They then required extra-time to beat Championship Dunfermline in their own Betfred Cup tie after another uninspiring display in the East End of Glasgow.
However, an improved performance and a 2-0 win over AIK in the Europa League play-off first leg last Thursday lifted the mood.
Hearts’ record at Parkhead is not good, but a youthful team did put in a good display in the final game of the 2018/19 Ladbrokes Premiership season, albeit eventually losing 2-1.
Sunday will be the first meeting of the teams since the Scottish Cup final back in May.
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When is the game?
Sunday 25 August, kick-off 3pm.
Is the game on TV?
No, the match was put back 24 hours due to Celtic’s Europa League fixture against AIK. Hearts TV International subscribers will be able to watch the action from outwith the UK and Ireland, as can subscribers to Celtic TV (may or may not include Tom Boyd).
After a tough couple of matches, Celtic finally found their rhythm during the Europa League Playoff round against AIK at Celtic Park on Thursday. Celtic will look to continue growing their momentum when the face Hearts for their third match of their Scottish Premier League season.
The Hearts have not had much success during their early matches in the Scottish Premier League. A tough loss to Aberdeen and a draw to Ross County have proven that Hearts still have a lot to show. For Celtic, the match represents a momentum builder going into their away leg with AIK for the Europa League. For each side this is a must win match.