CHAMPIONS Celtic will kick off the defence of their title against Aberdeen at Parkhead on Sunday July 31.
Ange Postecoglou could take the Premiership start as a good omen – the Hoops took maximum points off the Dons in three top-flight meetings last season.
The Celts won their first domestic away fixture since February 14 when Kyogo Furuhashi and Filipe Jota struck in a 2-1 success at Pittodrie on October 3.
Skipper Callum McGregor got the winner in the 2-1 victory at Parkhead on November 28 after Portuguese flyer Jota smashed in the opener.
PITTODRIE JOY…Portuguese ace Filipe Jota races away in triumph after netting his first goal in the 3-2 win over Aberdeen in February.
And the on-loan Benfica ace was the star of the show again in the north east when he walloped in a double in a 3-2 triumph on February 9 with new Bhoy Matt O’Riley rifling in the other.
Jim Goodwin’s men failed to make the cut at the break and dropped into the bottom six while Celtic went from strength to strength to claim their tenth title in 11 years.
The first Glasgow derby of the campaign against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s outfit is due at Parkhead on September 3.
CELTIC PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES 2022/23
Sunday, July 31 2022: CELTIC v Aberdeen (4.30)
Saturday, August 6: Ross County v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, August 13: Kilmarnock v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, August 20: CELTIC v Hearts (3)
Saturday, August 27: Dundee United v CELTIC (3)
WALLOP…new Bhoy Reo Hatate fires in the first of his double in the 3-0 victory over Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s outfit at Parkhead in February.
Saturday, September 3: CELTIC v Rangers (3)
Saturday, September 10: CELTIC v Livingston (3)
Saturday, September 17: St. Mirren v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, October 1: CELTIC v Motherwell (3)
Saturday, October 8: St. Johnstone v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, October 15: CELTIC v Hibs (3)
Saturday, October 22: Hearts v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, October 29: Livingston v CELTIC (3)
ROARING SUCCESS…Liel Abada, who scored the last-gasp winner against Dundee United at Parkhead in January, celebrates with the joyous Celtic support.
Saturday, November 5: CELTIC v Dundee United (3)
Wednesday, November 9: Motherwell v CELTIC (7.45)
Saturday, November 12: CELTIC v Ross County (3)
Saturday, December 17: Aberdeen v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, December 24: CELTIC v St Johnstone (5)
Wednesday, December 28: Hibs v CELTIC (7.45)
Monday, January 2 2023: Rangers v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, January 7: CELTIC v Kilmarnock (3)
Saturday, January 14: CELTIC v St. Mirren (3)
CROWNING GLORY…Ange Postecoglou and skipper Callum McGregor hoist the Premiership trophy as Celtic celebrate the 6-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead on May 14.
Saturday, January 28: Dundee United v CELTIC (3)
Wednesday, February 1: CELTIC v Livingston (7.45)
Saturday, February 4: St Johnstone v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, February 18: CELTIC v Aberdeen (3)
Saturday, February 25: CELTIC v Hearts (3)
Saturday, March 4: St Mirren v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, March 18: CELTIC v Hibs (3)
Saturday, April 1: Ross County v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, April 8: CELTIC v Rangers (3)
Saturday, April 15: Kilmarnock v CELTIC (3)
Saturday, April 22: CELTIC v Motherwell (3)
* League splits into top six and bottom six
** All fixtures subject to change