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Celtic make the trip to Global Energy Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership game with home side Ross County.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ross County v Celtic, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Ross County will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Premiership defeat in their last game at the hands of Livingston.
In that game, Ross County managed 38% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Livingston got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Jon Guthrie (64') scored for Livingston.
Stuart Kettlewell's Ross County have hit the target 6 times over their preceding six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Ross County:
- haven't won against Celtic in their previous 20 league games. A shocking run, it really is.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Celtic will go into the encounter following a 3-0 Premiership win to defeat Motherwell in their most recent match.
In that game, Celtic managed 66% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Celtic, the goals were scored by James Forrest (40'), Albian Ajeti (74') and Christopher Jullien (92'). Motherwell got 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Over the course of their last six outings, Celtic have helped themselves to the sum of 17 goals. The Bhoys have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 4 goals go against them.
Coming into this fixture, Celtic remain undefeated by Ross County in away games against them for the last 9 matches in the league. An fantastic away run.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 16/09/2017 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Ross County. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever while Celtic have just been too good for them, beating them in 100% of those matches played.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these sides was Premiership match day 23 on 25/01/2020 when it finished Celtic 3-0 Ross County.
The referee was Kevin Clancy.
Team News: Ross County
Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
It’s our opinion that The Staggies may well use the 3-5-2 system this time, handing starts to Ross Laidlaw, Alex Iacovitti, Keith Watson, Coll Donaldson, Jordan Tillson, Iain Vigurs, Ross Draper, Michael Gardyne, Connor Randall, Ross Cameron Stewart and Billy McKay.
Team News: Celtic
Due to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We reckon that The Bhoys seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation using Vasilios Barkas, Christopher Jullien, Hatem Elhamed, Kristoffer Ajer, Greg Taylor, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Jules Olivier Ntcham, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Odsonne Edouard.
In our view, Celtic have the ability to create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, Ross County will be up against it to find the back of the net but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring here.
We’re predicting a controlled 1-3 margin for Celtic at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Global Energy Stadium (6,541)
Captain: Iain Vigurs
Chairman: Roy MacGregor
Manager: Stuart Kettlewell
Competitions: Premiership position 5, League Cup (Group D)
🔑 Star Man: Ross Stewart
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Ross Stewart was born in Irvine, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Albion Rovers in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 6 appearances.