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4-2-3-1 Celtic Predicted Line-up To Face Dundee: No Dembele?

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After a 4-0 win over Ross County, Scottish giants Celtic are due to make a trip to the Dens Park to face Dundee this midweek in Scottish League Cup’s Quarter-final. Here is how we expect Brendan Rodgers to dish out his starting line-up against Neil McCann’s side.

Defence

Anthony Ralston has been living up to his potential and calibre during the opportunities he is being offered by Rodgers and should be an ideal starter on the right-back position for the Celts. He is progressing very rapidly and it is a positive signal for the player as well as the club.

Nir Bitton is expected to be handed the central defensive slot alongside Jozo Simunovic. The duo would have to stop the opponents from making an impact and cushion their goalkeeper with some stupendous resoluteness. They aren’t likely to let their club down.

From the left-back slot, Kieran Tierney’s exuberance and mettle are seemingly likely to be showcased, for the Scottish prodigy is one of the hottest properties in the game at this stroke of the hour. The custodian’s role is likely to be handed to Dorus de Vries as Craig Gordon deserves a bit of rest.

Midfield

Olivier Ntcham was an unused substitute in the 4-0 win of the Bhoys last weekend and it is anticipated that he would be getting a nod to start from the middle of the park. A summer signing under the tutelage of the former Liverpool boss, he has proved to be an astute addition.

To tee up with Ntcham should be Scott Brown, whose ability to dictate the tempo of the game with sheer ease should come handy for the Glasgow giants. Tom Rogic’s creative and attacking prowess should see him getting a start against Dundee and thus, he is likely to be handed the role of Celtic’s no.10.

Attack

Scott Sinclair has been a sensational winger and has really thrived well for quite some time now and thus, it is anticipated that he would start the game from the left wing. On the right wing, the accommodation of James Forrest would make complete sense and these two wingers would have to create ample amount of chances for their teammates.

Despite the return of Moussa Dembele from his injury and Rodgers is likely to use him sparingly. Thus, to spearhead the attack of Celtic, we expect Leigh Griffiths to be used up front to make the most of his side’s offensive endeavours.

Here is how they might line up:

 

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