Ross County v Celtic: team news, ref details, KO time & where to watch

Celtic face Ross County this lunchtime in the Cinch Premiership. The game will offer Brendan Rodgers’ side to go eight points ahead of theRangers, who are on cup duties this weekend. After the resilient win against St Mirren, where Celtic had to come from behind, Rodgers will be hoping for a win at another tricky away venue.

Team News

Celtic go into the game with the injuries of Stephen Welsh and Liel Abada. However, Cameron Carter-Vickers is back in contention after missing the midweek win. Summer signings Kwon and Marco Tilio haven’t featured yet and seem to be a way away from the first time picture so far.

Odin Thiago Holm and Yang impressed from the bench, as did Oh, so you wouldn’t be surprised if two of the three started. Although, it is likely that the match winner on Wednesday will likely need to settle for a place on the bench.

Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers applauds (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

In goals, expect Joe Hart to continue. In defence, Liam Scales to partner the returning Carter-Vickers. The manager may look to bring Tony Ralston in given the volume of games at present with Greg Taylor on the left.

In midfield, expect Odin Thiago Holm to start in beside Matt O’Riley and Callum McGregor with Tomoki Iwata and Paolo Bernardo looking to show their credentials ahead of the trip to Madrid.

In attack, Kyogo will likely start through the middle with Daizen Maeda and Yang coming into the team. James Forrest didn’t impress a great deal when handed a start.

Predicted XI: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; McGregor, O’Riley, Holm; Yang, Kyogo, Maeda.

Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic runs with the ball during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and St. Mirren FC at Celtic Park Stadium on November 01, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Match Officials

David Munro has been named as the referee for the match. The youthful ref is joined by Ross Macleod and Alan Mulvanny as Assistant Referees. Andrew Dallas is on VAR duties at Clydesdale House, where he is assisted by John McCrossan.

Kick Off Time

The game kicks off at 12:30pm (Celtic Park Time).

Where to Watch

The game will be shown on Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 12pm. The game will also be available live to Celtic TV subscribers outside Britain and Ireland.

Score Prediction 

Ross County 0-2 Celtic


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