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Prediction: Ross County vs Celtic – preview and betting tips

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Celtic travel to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, hoping to win their sixth consecutive league game in February.

Meanwhile, the Staggies continue to fight on the wrong side of the table and enter this weekend’s game after conceding 10 goals in their last four games in the top flight.


Match analysis

Neil Lennon is focusing on his Celtic team “gaining momentum” for the rest of the season, after winning the fifth consecutive game of the championship, beating Aberdeen 1-0 on Wednesday.

David TurnbullThe team’s long-range shot on 14 minutes proved to be enough for Hoops to add up three points and their tenth league victory at home this campaign.

Celtic remains 15 points behind rival Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership and with his nine years as the best in Scotland about to be taken from them, Hoops hopes to postpone Gers’ inevitable confirmation as champion for as long as possible, winning every game that they left this season.

Despite losing 2-0 to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup last November, Celtic have won each of their last eight league games with the Staggies, including a 5-0 away win in September.

Celtic have a 100% record in February and another victory on Sunday would lead Lennon’s men to add their 20th win of the season.

John Hughes in charge of Hibernian in 2010

Ross County clashes with Celtic after a 15-day break, as last weekend’s home clash against Hibernian has been delayed due to the frozen field.

The Staggies hoped to recover from a disappointing 2-0 loss to Dundee United, a result that was another setback for John Hughesof men in their struggle for survival.

Ross County is back at the foot of the Scottish Premiership, as relegation rivals Hamilton have scored five points in the last three matches since the 2-1 loss to the Staggies just two weeks ago.

The Dingwall team have won just two home games in the league throughout the season and with three of the next four matches to be played in Victoria Park, Hughes is looking forward to dealing with this form and turning his field into a “fortress” in the future.

Ross County has a poor track record against Hoops and has not won in 22 first division games against them since a 3-2 home win in March 2013.

A three-point surprise this weekend would give Hughes’ men a big boost and cause them to leave the table if Hamilton failed to beat the Hibs.

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All news from the teams

Odsonne Edouard in action for Celtic on December 20, 2020

Celtic pair Christopher Jullien (knee) and James Forrest (ankle) both remain out due to an injury, although Forrest may be back in training before the end of the month.

Advance Mohamed Elyounoussi (hitting) and defender Shane Duffy (Achilles tendon) are in doubt and should be evaluated before the game starts.

Odsonne Edouard – who was directly involved in seven goals in his five league games against Ross County, scoring five goals and giving two assists – must start in the attack.

Staggies Midfielder Iain Vigurs is suspended for this weekend’s game, while defenders Tom Grivosti (hamstring) and Connor Randall (back) were dropped for the rest of the season due to injury.

Teen central defense Leo Hjelde is ineligible to face his parent club after joining Hoops in January, who could see Keith Watson start in defense.

Possible initial lineup for Ross County:
Laidlaw; Morris, Watson, Iacovitti; Naismith, Kelly, Paton, Tillison, Tremarco; Shaw, White

Possible initial Celtic lineup:
Bain; Kenny, Welsh, Ajer, Taylor; Brown, McGregor; Turnbull, Rogic, Christie; Edouard


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Probability: Ross County 0-3 Celtic

Ross County has been defensively vulnerable throughout this campaign and faces a Celtic team that has scored 28 goals in the last eight meetings against them.

Hoops seems to have recovered their form this month and shouldn’t have too many problems to guarantee a comfortable win away from home on Sunday.


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