Lennon makes 3 changes; 21 y/o starts & £5.4m-rated man returns: Predicted Celtic XI vs Sarajevo

Celtic will be looking to continue their rich vein of form when they return to action in the Europa League later this evening.

Neil Lennon’s side head to Bosnia to face FK Sarajevo with a place in the group stages on offer for the winners.

Domestically, the Scottish giants are unbeaten and head into this match on the back of an impressive 3-0 victory over Hibernian on Sunday afternoon.

But will the Hoops boss make any changes for this tie? Here’s the XI we are predicting tonight…

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Lennon could name a side with three changes as one of his favourites is set to return from injury.

In goal, first-choice shot-stopper Vasilis Barkas remains and he’ll be protected by a back three once again with Kristoffer Ajer and Shane Duffy keeping their places from the weekend.

However, Nir Bitton is likely to make way with Christopher Jullien back in training this week. The £5.4m-rated colossus had been out of action since picking up a back problem a couple of weeks ago.

In midfield, there could be a surprise change with 21-year-old David Turnbull starting over skipper Scott Brown. The 35-year-old veteran isn’t going to be able to play two matches per week all season and the £3m summer signing hugely impressed against Hibs. It’s well worth giving him the runout he deserves.

He could partner Callum McGregor with Ryan Christie playing slightly more advanced in the Bhoys’ engine room.

The width should come from Greg Taylor and Jeremie Frimpong once more as James Forrest is set to miss the trip through injury.

Another player that will be absent is the in-form Alban Ajeti, which means Odsonne Edouard is a shoo-in to return to the starting XI. He may well partner Moi Elyounoussi in a two-man attack.

The Saints loanee bagged alongside the £5m man on Sunday.

It means Patryk Klimala, Olivier Ntcham and Ismaila Soro have to settle for places on the bench once again.

AND in other news, Celtic could make a serious statement with swoop for £22.5m-rated “huge talent”…

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