Celtic will shift their focus back to the Premiership as they take on Ross County in the midweek. The Hoops will travel to Global Energy Stadium on Wednesday to take on a struggling Ross County side. The hosts are without a win in their last six games but have drawn four of them. Their League standing is not the worst though thanks to so many draws as they are ranked 7th in the table with 10 points from 10 games.
Celtic are yet to be beaten in the Premiership this season and hold a four-point lead at the top over Aberdeen whom they will face next month in the League Cup final. Brendan Rodgers’ boys will be all fired up for the game after their win over rivals Rangers on Sunday in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
The Bhoys will be looking to keep up their unbeaten streak with a win over Jim McIntyre’s side. Celtic have won six of their last 10 games against Ross County and will be looking to sustain their good form.
Here is the predicted Celtic lineup against Ross County.
Craig Gordon should keep his place under the bar ahead of Dorus de Vries. We expect Cristian Gamboa to make his way back to the starting XI in the place of Mikael Lustig as the Swedish international played all 90 minutes against Rangers. Jozo Simunovic has done so well after his comeback from injury and was excellent against Rangers. Erik Sviatchenko was a bit shaky at the start but picked up his game later.
Rodgers is likely to stick to the same centre-back pair against Ross County. Youngster Kieran Tierney is an undisputed choice at left-back.
Celtic skipper Scott Brown gave a captain’s performance against Rangers covering every blade of grass on the pitch. The 31-year-old is a pivotal player at Parkhead and should keep his place in the middle of the park.
Nir Bitton had a horror show in midfield against Rangers and is expected to sit out against Ross County. Stuart Armstrong did so well to replace him coming off the bench and we expect the 24-year-old to get into the starting XI. Tom Rogic should keep his place in the number ten role.
Moussa Dembele is likely to keep his place up front after scoring the late winner against Rangers. Leigh Griffiths was the one who set the Frenchman up for the goal after changing the complexion of the game, coming off the bench. The 26-year-old is likely to start in an unorthodox right winger role. Scott Sinclair should keep his place on the left.