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Lazio vs Celtic: Herald and Times sports writers give predictions for Europa League crunch tie

Celtic visit Rome for their Lazio reverse after victory at Parkhead a fortnight ago. A point is perhaps the best they can hope for and would leave Celtic well placed in the section. Charlie Nicholas tips Lazio to beat Celtic after 'lucky' first clash and makes Rangers vs Porto prediction They've got plenty of stars to cause Celtic trouble and, if Neil Lennon's men aren't defensively sound, will do so. PODCAST: Can Celtic record a Europa League win over Lazio tonight? There may not be many out there giving Neil Lennon's side much of a chance in the Stadio Olimpico tonight, but I fancy them to come away with something.

They have injury concerns, particularly at left-back with Boli Bolingoli not travelling to Rome, but either Greg Taylor or Jonny Hayes are able stand-ins. And what will give Celtic hope is the fact that they have shown themselves to be more than a match for anyone in the group. Lazio threat stretches way beyond Immobile, warns Kris Ajer as Celtic touch down in Rome Celtic will be in for a tough match against Lazio in Rome tonight. Not only will Lazio be gunning for revenge after leaving Parkhead with nothing the last time these two sides faced, but they also need a win to stay in the qualification mix which will add extra incentive. Mohamed Elyounoussi and Odsonne Edouard are obvious threats and Neil Lennon's men remain unbeaten in five of their away matches in Europe so far, which will give them confidence going into the game.

Celtic will be hopeful of pulling off a win after their dramatic comeback over the Italians last time around. Though Neil Lennon might not want to throw him in at the deep end in the Stadio Olimpico. Given the free-flowing nature of Celtic under Lennon, I can't see Lazio keeping a clean sheet tonight but I fear the Italians might have too much about them, especially on home soil. Neil Lennon needs to get his tactics right and every one of his players to perform at their very best in order for Celtic to get a result against Lazio in the Stadio Olimpico tonight. But if both of those things happen the Parkhead club are more than capable of getting a result in this Europa League tie in Rome.

Two Celtic fans 'stabbed' in Rome outside Irish pub ahead of Lazio match Celtic take on Lazio tonight knowing a win in Italy will all but confirm their place in the Europa League knock-out stages. Neil Lennon's side are top of Group E having beat the Serie A giants 2-1 at Celtic Park last month. AFP or licensors 2 Neil Lennon's Celtic take on Lazio tonight They will qualify for the next round if they win at the Stadio Olimpico and Cluj avoiding defeat at home to Rennes. LATEST EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS clash Man United v Partizan live stream: Confirmed line-ups ahead of Europa League clash Ready How Man United could line up vs Partizan Belgrade with Greenwood and Williams shocking 'Celtic fans' hospitalised after being stabbed in Rome before Lazio clash reSPonse 'I am the coach' - Emery issues defiant message after being quizzed over Mourinho drama Arsenal concede late equaliser at Vitoria in unconvincing Europa League performance BLUNT 'Why? Because he is' - Emery refuses to explain decision to name Holding captain listen Arsenal commentary live: Europa League tie at Vitoria Guimares on talkSPORT 2 UPDATE Man United without defender for Partizan Belgrade clash, but Pogba nearing return starting early Why are Arsenal playing Europa League match in Wednesday afternoon slot?

Lazio vs Celtic: How to listen Full commentary from the Stadio Olimpico will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 5pm. Lazio vs Celtic: What has been said? Neil Lennon believes Saturday's comprehensive 5-2 Scottish League Cup semi-final win over Hibernian has left Celtic in good shape for facing Lazio. Lazio vs Celtic: Confirmed team news and starting line-ups Celtic will be without a clutch of players for their clash in Rome. The Europa League knockout stage is within touching distance for Celtic but they must overcome Lazio in their own backyard to get there.

Neil Lennon's side sit top of Group G and can eliminate the Serie A giants with victory in the Stadio Olimpico. But the Hoops have never triumphed on Italian soil and Simone Inzaghi's side will have revenge on their minds after being stunned by a late Christopher Jullien winner a fortnight ago. Celtic will be up against it in Rome against a powerful Lazio side which might still be wondering how it managed to leave Glasgow with nothing from the first leg. A point in Italy would represent another massive result for Neil Lennon and his players. Celtic are going to find it tough against a fired-up Lazio side. Neil Lennon's men are unbeaten in five matches away from home in Europe this term, but Rome offers the biggest challenge yet against a host side who simply have to win to stay in the qualification mix. Celtic will be edged out in a cracker at the Stadio Olimpico. But Lazio will be out for revenge and showed enough in Glasgow to suggest they'll cause the Hoops problems going forward. Simone Inzaghi's side desperately need a win in the group and they should have enough about them to get it. Beating Simone Inzaghi's side in Glasgow was an outstanding achievement and should ultimately prove to be enough to see Celtic progress next month. Celtic have never won in Italy before but this is the time Neil Lennon's men end that run. Despite falling behind at Celtic Park, they fought back to beat Lazio deservedly and Fraser Forster proved his worth again. A nervy night but a win in the end for Celtic. We may well witness an even more menacing Lazio side at the Stadio Olimpico than the one we watched in Glasgow. Still, Celtic are going to have their work cut out but somewhere in Rome an Italian journalist will be writing the same thing about Lazio. Lazio are a side built to score goals while Celtic stuck steadfastly to their own attacking principles in the reverse fixture, even as the Italians threatened, yet failed, to put them to the sword. Lazio 2 Celtic 2 Where to watch Lazio vs Celtic tonight – on TV or via a live stream Celtic are in action at the Stadio Olimpico this afternoon, where they'll face a Lazio side that's flying high in Serie A but not doing quite so well in Europe. Here's how you can watch today's Lazio vs Celtic clash on TV or online − it's an early kick-off. Lazio vs Celtic kick-off time Lazio vs Celtic TV channel BT has exclusive broadcast rights for the Europa League in the UK, and Lazio vs Celtic is being shown on BT Sport 3. How to live stream Lazio vs Celtic − even if you're not in the UK If you're a BT customer but you're away on holiday or business and worried that you might not be able to access BT Sport, a common workaround is to use a VPN – and our guide to the best VPNs is the obvious place to get started choosing the one that's right for you. Lazio vs Celtic − Match preview The Bhoys come into tonight's game at the top of Group E, but FC Cluj, who play Rennes tonight, are breathing down the Scottish champions' necks. It could be a strange atmosphere in the Stadio Olimpico tonight, as sections of the stadium have been closed because of repeated incidents of racist behaviour from the Lazio supporters. A new video has emerged of fighting between Celtic and Lazio fans in Rome after two fans of the Scottish club were stabbed last night. The incident happened outside the Flann O'Brien pub in Rome on Wednesday night with Celtic playing Lazio in a Europa League clash at the Stadio Olimpico tonight. It was confirmed last night that two Celtic fans had been stabbed – Italian police said the injured pair were taken to hospital for treatment. Celtic had issued safety advice to fans amid tensions after a match between the clubs in Glasgow last month. A Celtic spokesman said: "We can confirm that two fans have been injured after being stabbed last night. The Glasgow club and Lazio were charged by Uefa over "illicit chants" heard during their Europa League match on October 24.