Real Betis v Celtic - Europa League 5.45pm Thursday 16th September

Gary67

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10 players unavailable....
No McGregor
No Furuhashi
No Forrest
No Abada
No Taylor
No Jullien
No Giokoumakis
No Johnston
No Bitton
No Dembele

The post window concern for me was lack of squad depth. We will see the result of that on Thursday.
A full strength team would struggle to get a result in Seville against Betis so I cant see anyway of getting one now.
No idea how we'll line up. Ange hasn't wavered from 4-3-3 but may need to modify to a 4-2-3-1 and have an extra defensive midfielder (assuming McCarthy is fit enough to start). Playing Turnbull and Rogic would be a bigger disaster against Betis than it was against AZ away

Hart
Ralston Carter-Vickers Startfelt Juranovic
McCarthy Soro
Jota Turnbull Montgomery
Ajeti
Subs - Bain, Barkas, Welsh, Urhoghide, Shaw, Rogic, Scales, Henderson, 2 other youngsters for experience

Cant see anything but a defeat, hoping for a decent performance, more gamete for new players and some younger players getting Euro experience.
 

JamSam67

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I was thinking a 3-4-2-1 as well, with that 11, but Ange doesn't seem to change from 4 at the back, 3 in the middle (1-2 or 2-1), 2 wingers and a striker.
Think we need to play smart choke the middle of the park as CalMac out. Let’s do the best with what we have, get a point
Would be a great result in the circumstances.
but agree Gary he sticks to his principles so
In Ange we Trust and I pray

HH 🍀
 

John nó

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Still very much looking forward to this match even with the amount of players unavailable.
Got no idea what formation will opt for as the 433 seems well out of the equation thankfully.
Expected Mccarthy to have came in alongside calmac, as the 2 games we've lost teams have targeted calmac with the high press, so extra cover was needed in there imo, so now Soro for calmac alongside Mccarthy in centre midfield.
Think we may go with the 3Cb option, with the little I've seen of betis, playing wide men who like to cut inside, so CCV, Starfelt and Welsh for me.
Allows for the wing back option of josip and Monty, both good enough on the ball to help with getting forward as well.
Give Turnbull the free role behind a front 2 and where defensive duties aren't to high on his play.
Think Ajeti can still work there CB with allowing Jota to work the channels.
So
Hart
CCV, Starfelt, Welsh,
Josip, McCarthy, Soro, monty
Turnbull,
Ajeti, Jota
Still enough quality to get a 2-1 win for the hoops
HH
 

Docco

Well-known member
10 players unavailable....
No McGregor
No Furuhashi
No Forrest
No Abada
No Taylor
No Jullien
No Giokoumakis
No Johnston
No Bitton
No Dembele
10 players out...it is what it is...you can't really legislate for that amount of injuries unless you have a 40 man squad which would be madness....bring those 10 back and our squad starts to look decent

I predict a memorable win with Ajeti scoring a double
 

Cairnsybhoy79

Well-known member
10 players unavailable....
No McGregor
No Furuhashi
No Forrest
No Abada
No Taylor
No Jullien
No Giokoumakis
No Johnston
No Bitton
No Dembele

The post window concern for me was lack of squad depth. We will see the result of that on Thursday.
A full strength team would struggle to get a result in Seville against Betis so I cant see anyway of getting one now.
No idea how we'll line up. Ange hasn't wavered from 4-3-3 but may need to modify to a 4-2-3-1 and have an extra defensive midfielder (assuming McCarthy is fit enough to start). Playing Turnbull and Rogic would be a bigger disaster against Betis than it was against AZ away

Hart
Ralston Carter-Vickers Startfelt Juranovic
McCarthy Soro
Jota Turnbull Montgomery
Ajeti
Subs - Bain, Barkas, Welsh, Urhoghide, Shaw, Rogic, Scales, Henderson, 2 other youngsters for experience

Cant see anything but a defeat, hoping for a decent performance, more gamete for new players and some younger players getting Euro experience.
Its gonny be hard was gonny be with full squad tbf I wid play juranovic at lb again just for his defensive knowhow and young monty infront of him mcarthy has to start and hope we can get a draw HH
 

1888

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10 players out...it is what it is...you can't really legislate for that amount of injuries unless you have a 40 man squad which would be madness....bring those 10 back and our squad starts to look decent

I predict a memorable win with Ajeti scoring a double
Im saying nothing. :ROFLMAO:
 

Bridie Bhoy

Well-known member
Still very much looking forward to this match even with the amount of players unavailable.
Got no idea what formation will opt for as the 433 seems well out of the equation thankfully.
Expected Mccarthy to have came in alongside calmac, as the 2 games we've lost teams have targeted calmac with the high press, so extra cover was needed in there imo, so now Soro for calmac alongside Mccarthy in centre midfield.
Think we may go with the 3Cb option, with the little I've seen of betis, playing wide men who like to cut inside, so CCV, Starfelt and Welsh for me.
Allows for the wing back option of josip and Monty, both good enough on the ball to help with getting forward as well.
Give Turnbull the free role behind a front 2 and where defensive duties aren't to high on his play.
Think Ajeti can still work there CB with allowing Jota to work the channels.
So
Hart
CCV, Starfelt, Welsh,
Josip, McCarthy, Soro, monty
Turnbull,
Ajeti, Jota
Still enough quality to get a 2-1 win for the hoops
HH
I think this a decent shout. I'd maybe start Ralston where you have Josip, Josip where Monty is. Then Monty & Rogic would be ready to come on for the last half hour.
 
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