Premiership giants Celtic will be eager to continue their winning run in the league when they travel to the SuperSeal Stadium to take on Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. The Hoops’ most recent league clash saw them beat Ross County by a 2-0 scoreline, with summer signing David Turnbull and veteran striker Leigh Griffiths scoring the two goals on either side of half-time. Despite being dominant in terms of possession as well as chances created, frustratingly for Neil Lennon, they were unable to put the ball in the net more than twice.
While that would’ve been a worrying sign a year ago, as things stand right now, Neil Lennon’s men will be ecstatic about the fact that they’ve finally got back to winning ways. The last three months have been far from enjoyable for the Celtic faithful, and their results over the course of October and November have left them in a dire position in both the league and Europe. While the Premiership is still salvageable on paper, the Bhoys have officially been ejected from the Europa League, where they finished as group winners in the last campaign.
Celtic don’t have any fresh injury concerns to be worried about, with the added boost of having Mikey Johnston available as an option on the bench. The services of Mohamed Elyounoussi were vital to some of the good football that Celtic produced during the early parts of the season. Despite this, the Norwegian was dropped from the eleven for their recent outing. However, expect the Southampton loanee to return to the eleven for this clash. The only injury that Celtic currently have comes in the form of James Forrest, whose ankle injury has kept him on the sidelines for a while now.
Here Is The Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic Lineup Vs Ross County:
Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic Lineup Vs Ross County
Conor Hazard has seemingly taken his place as the first-choice keeper at Celtic, and this is despite the presence of two more experienced names in the form of Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain. Expect the youngster to remain in the eleven for this clash, especially after the heroics he produced in the cup final a few days ago. In front of him, the same back-two that started against Ross County should continue, in the form of Kristoffer Ajer and Christopher Jullien. Jeremie Frimpong should be the man who takes up the right-back role, with Diego Laxalt expected to operate on hen left.
The midfield line was actually one of the Celts’ biggest weaknesses over the last couple of months, however, the recent omission of Scott Brown from the eleven has seemingly transformed their fortunes. As good as the skipper is, his lack of pace seemed to slow their play down. The introduction of Ismaila Soro in the veteran’s place has come as a massive boost to the Celts’ play. Callum McGregor has been a regular in the core of Neil Lennon’s system since the start of the season, and that trend is set to continue as well.
Another player who has seemingly breathed new life in this Celtic team’s composition is summer signing David Turnbull. The youngster has added some much-needed energy and enthusiasm to the central attacking position, and his link up play with the likes of McGregor and Christie have been excellent too. Ryan Christie is the player who should take up the role on the right flank, with Mohamed Elyounoussi expected to return on the left. Odsonne Edouard is the man who is expected to lead the line for Neil Lennon’s team for this weekend clash.
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