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Ross County will arrive at Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership game with home team Celtic.
All Celtic v Ross County game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Celtic will be hoping to bounce back here following the 1-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Rangers.
In that game, Celtic had 66% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Rangers had 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Filip Helander (66') was the scorer for Rangers.
Fixtures featuring Celtic have usually been exciting encounters lately with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 15 of these being chalked up by Celtic. That sort of trend might not be continued into this game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Celtic are undefeated in their last 8 home league matches. A very good run at home.
Last time out, Ross County drew 1-1 in the Premiership match with Aberdeen.
In that game, Ross County had 25% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ross County was Regan Charles-Cook (33'). At the other end, Aberdeen had 24 shots on goal with 6 on target. Christian Ramírez (88') scored for Aberdeen.
Malky Mackay's Ross County have had reason to celebrate scoring 8 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that same period adds up to 9.
Going into this encounter, Ross County are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 01/12/2019 shows us that Celtic have won 4 of these & Ross County 2, with the number of draws being 0.
A sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 14 of them for The Bhoys and 4 created by The Staggies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
Team News: Celtic
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Kyogo Furuhashi (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Ross County
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness problem for the Ross County manager Malky Mackay to be concerned with. Jake Vokins (Fatigue fracture) won’t be in action.
When taking all factors into account, Ross County should be able to score against this Celtic team, but it realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Celtic at the end of the match. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: Premiership position 6, League Cup (Quarter-Finals), Europa League (Group G), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Liel Abada
Generally used in the Right Wing position, Liel Abada was born in Petah Tikva, Israel. Having played his first senior match for Maccabi Petah Tikva in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.