CELTIC will begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership in their league opener against Brian Rice's Hamilton this afternoon.

Neil Lennon's side are going for a record tenth consecutive title and after Rangers got their campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, the Parkhead club will be keen to follow suit with three points of their own.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Celtic's curtain-raiser.

Where is the game being played?

The match is taking place at Celtic Park.

What time is kick-off?

The league opener is scheduled to get under way at 4:30pm.

Is it on TV?

Yes. Sky Sport Football and Sky Sports Main Event are both showing the match, with their coverage beginning at 3:30pm.

Parkhead season ticket holders can stream the game live via the Pass To Paradise platform - the club's virtual season ticket service while fans are unable to attend games.

Additionally, Celtic TV subscribers outside the UK and Ireland will be able to tune in to watch their side in action.

What are the pre-match odds?

Unsurprisingly, the bookies reckon that the reigning champions will start the new campaign with a victory. The home side are heavy favourites and can be backed at around 1/14. If you fancy Accies to pull off an upset, most bookmakers are offering odds of around 45/1.