Ahead of Celtic’s Europa League last-32 clash with Zenit St Petersburg, we at Read Celtic will role-play and predict the starting XI.

We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will line-up on the pitch.

It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.

The Hoops prepare for their first European home tie since their 1-0 defeat to Anderlecht at the beginning of December.

Rodgers’ side are still on the hunt for their first home win in Europe outside of qualifiers.

Thursday’s tie will be Zenit’s first competitive game since December due to the Russian winter break.

To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game, here is our predicted eleven in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Thursday night’s kick-off.

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