Ahead of Celtic’s midweek clash with St Johnstone, we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI.
We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and choosing the starting XI, as well as how the team are expected to line-up on the pitch.
It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.
Rodgers’ side are still top of the table by a margin of 19 points and also have a game in hand over second place.
They will look to equal the Lisbon Lions’ 50-year-old record of 26 domestic games without defeat.
To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game. Here is our predicted eleven in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Wednesday night’s game.
The main man between the sticks and will look to have another steady game and clean-sheet between the posts.
Decent game against Albion and will look to continue with another start on Wednesday.
Came on later in the game against Albion. Should slot back into the defence and look to perform in his first start of 2017.
After sitting out of his side’s cup win over Albion Rovers through suspension, Sviatchenko should return to the starting eleven and return to normal ways alongside Simunovic.
The defender returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines and played 62 minutes against Albion Rovers. A start at home would surely boost his confidence while also easing him back into things.
The skipper has been the beating heart in midfield for Rodgers’ team this season. He’s expected to start as per usual, making his 400th appearance for the club.
Had a solid game on Sunday. Has linked-up well with Brown in the middle of the park this season and should do so again.
Had a decent game on Sunday and should keep his in place in the starting line-up.
Came on against Rovers with 15 minutes to go and ran the show. Deserves a place in the starting eleven for Wednesday’s match and can alternate with Forrest to cause problems.
Arguably Celtic’s best player currently. Scored from a sublime effort against Rovers and netted the winner against Rangers on Hogmanay. A definite starter for Wednesday.
Netted his 20th goal in all competition for the Hoops on Sunday. Will be favoured choice from the start despite Griffiths returning from a calf injury.