Celtic continue their run of home matches when they play host to Hamilton at Parkhead on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership. Brendan Rodgers’s side have returned to action hungry for success after their loss to Rangers before the winter break and have recorded victories over Airdrie in the Scottish Cup and St Mirren in the league since competitive action resumed last weekend.On Saturday, they will start as hot favourites against a Hamilton side in the grip of a relegation battle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Date Saturday, January 25 Time 3pm GMT / 10am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed live online via Celtic TV. US TV channel Online stream N/A Celtic TV In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast or streamed live. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Celtic squad Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, De Vries Defenders Izaguirre, Benkovic, J. Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Ajer, Ralston, Miller Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Morgan, Allan, Ntcham, McGregor, Forrest, Mulumbu, Burke, Hayes, Christie Forwards Edouard, Johnston, Weah Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has a raft of problems to cope with once again. Kieran Tierney remains the headline injury absentee, though Eboue Kouassi and Olivier Ntcham also remain sidelined.Tom Rogic is on international duty with Australia while Leigh Griffiths is still on personal leave.There are also doubts over Tony Ralston, Odsonne Edouard and Dedryck Boyata.After scoring twice in two games off the bench, Tim Weah must be a contender to start, though displacing any of the starting XI promises to be a tricky task.Possible Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Benkovic, Boyata, Izaguirre; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Sinclair; Burke. Position Hamilton squad Goalkeepers Woods, Mucha, Fulton, Marsden Defenders Tshiembe, Kilgallon, McMann, Gogic, Penny, Want, Sowah, McGowan, Gordon Midfielders Taiwo, Mackinnon, Martin, Monlouis, Kelly, Smith Forwards Imrie, Ogboe, Boyd, Brustad, Bingham, Keatings, Miller, Bloomfield Hamilton will sweat over the fitness of Delphin Tshiembe, Darian MacKinnon and Mikel Miller prior to their trip to Celtic Park.Marios Ogboe, meanwhile, will definitely miss out.Possible Hamilton starting XI: Fulton; McGowan, Kilgallon, Gordon; McMann; Gogic, Andreu, Imrie, Taiwo; Boyd, Davies.Betting & Match Odds Celtic are priced as 1/12 favourites to win with bet365. A draw can be backed at 10/1, while Hamilton are 20/1 outsiders.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Celtic finished 2018 exhausted following a hectic campaign that had started all the way back in mid-July.The Hoops have had an injection of fresh blood over the course of the January window, with Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah coming into the squad and instantly providing a hit of adrenaline. Both have been instrumental in the positive manner that they have started 2019, with comfortable wins over Airdrie and St Mirren, helping to leave manager Rodgers very satisfied.“I said to the players that it’s always the mark of good teams that you play well at the weekend but then put in a better performance in your midweek game,” he said.“I thought defensively we worked very hard, compact, pressed the game well, very co-ordinated, then really worked the ball well, showing patience but also the ability to create chances.”Of course, both of their victories were to be expected against comparatively weak opponents, and on Saturday Celtic will again have to face up to the pressure of being red-hot favourites when they host Accies.Hamilton were thumped 3-0 at home in midweek by Aberdeen, leaving them winless in their last eight games in all competitions.Despite the pressure mounting on manager Martin Canning, he remains optimistic that his side can cause an upset at the weekend.“If you go there doubting yourself or lacking that little bit of confidence, good players sense that and they can really punish you,” he said.“We have got to go there with the belief that we can get something from the game, everyone working hard, the concentration high and approaching that game no different to how we would normally approach those games and see if we can take something from it.”With Celtic suddenly replete with attacking options and beginning to show the kind of swagger expected of them, Hamilton could not make the trip to Glasgow’s East End at a worse time.
TORONTO — The federal competition watchdog says he wants to “shine a light” on Canada’s broadband internet providers with the public’s comments on a market that is predominantly served by traditional phone and cable companies.“There are few products more vital to Canada’s economic future than broadband. We want to shine a light on potential competitive issues in a sector at the heart of our daily lives,” Commissioner of Competition John Pecman said in a statement Thursday.The Competition Bureau said there are more than 550 companies offering an alternative to traditional telephone and cable companies, but 2016 data showed that only 13 per cent of Canada’s retail internet subscriptions were with the alternatives.The bureau says it’s exploring ways to make the broadband internet sector more competitive, including a change to regulations, easier switches between providers and more informed consumer choice.Representatives of two Canadian consumer advocacy groups said they hoped that the bureau’s study will lead to lower prices.OpenMedia’s Katy Anderson added that she would like the bureau to also look at high wireless data prices, which affect how much people pay for accessing the internet through mobile devices.“Having the Competition Bureau come in and look at (the) broadband internet market is great news for Canadians . . . but I’d love, love, love for to see them include wireless in this,” Anderson said in a phone interview from Calgary.“Because we know people are using their cellphones more and more and using more data on them, and the CRTC’s monitoring report — that comes out every fall — tells us that.”John Lawford, of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa, said in an email that the market study is well-timed and very necessary.He said many consumers “have problems with affordability of service and are stymied in using the internet’s full potential by high prices and low data caps.“It will be helpful to see whether the Competition Bureau can highlight the flaws in the market that allow this state of affairs to continue,” Lawford said.The bureau is seeking initial submissions by Aug. 31 and aims to publish a final report next year.Among Canada’s biggest internet service providers are BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp, Quebecor’s Videotron, and Shaw Communications Inc.The independent internet service provider generally must piggyback their traffic over one of the large cable or telephone networks, which charge the smaller ISPs a wholesale rate.Among Canada’s better-known independent ISPs are Eastlink, Xplornet, Primus, TekSavvy and Yak.Companies in this story: (TSX:BCE, TSX:RCI.B, TSX:T, TSX:QBR.B, TSX:SJR.B)