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The Premiership fixture at Celtic Park on Wednesday sees home side Celtic playing against Ross County.
All Celtic v Ross County match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Celtic head into this match following on from a 2-2 Scottish Cup tied result against Hearts.
In that game, Celtic had 63% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Celtic, the scorers were Ryan Christie (19'), Odsonne Édouard (29') and Leigh Griffiths (105'). On the other side, Hearts had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Liam Boyce (48') and Stephen Kingsley (67') scored for Hearts. Celtic ran out winners after a 4-3 penalty shootout.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Celtic have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that The Bhoys have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Celtic:
- have not lost a league tie with Ross County in their previous 21 games. It's quite some record.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Hamilton Academical in Premiership competition, Ross County will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Ross County had 72% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Hamilton Academical got 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ross Callachan (22') and Scott Martin (62') scored for Hamilton Academical.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Ross County has been fairly consistent of late. Examining their last six outings shows that it has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 13 while The Staggies have scored 3. Despite that, time will tell whether the trend will be replicated here in this match.
Going into this one, Ross County have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 31/03/2018 shows us that Celtic have won 5 of them and Ross County 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
Team News: Celtic
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Ross County
Due to a mostly available group, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Ross County boss John Hughes to be concerned about. Charlie Lakin (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
Ross County have the ability to find the net against this Celtic lineup, but that may not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Celtic when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Neil Lennon
Competitions: Premiership position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mostly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Mohamed Elyounoussi was born in Al Hoceima, Morocco. Having made a first senior appearance for Sarpsborg 08 in the 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.