Ahead of Celtic’s midweek home game against Hamilton Academical, we at Read Celtic will role-play and predict the starting XI.
We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will 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.
After being 2-0 up against Hibs on Sunday, Brendan Rodgers’ side had to settle for a draw after the home side clawed back in the latter stages of the game.
Wednesday’s fixture between the Hoops and Accies will be the first since the Hoops’ comfortable 4-1 win at New Douglas Park back in September.
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.
A shaky perfomance on Sunday has had fans questioning his ability. Unlikely that Rodgers will drop him however as he remains number one.
Poor at the back against Hibs. Poses the professionalism required to bounce back from that draw and show why he’s the best option for the right-back position.
Unlikely that Simunovic will get the nod for the third consecutive game due to the management with his knee problem which will likely see the midfielder get his first game since he played against PSG.
Could be granted a rare start to give Boyata a rest amidst a packed December schedule. Hasn’t put a foot wrong when he has played this season and looks comfortable at the back.
Wasn’t great at the weekend but has the ability to bounce back and put in a good shift on Wednesday.
Is still the glue in the team that holds the midfield in place. Has been solid recently despite some poor results.
Could be granted a start in a bid to impress Rodgers and prove why he was brought to the club after all. Has looked promising when he has played so an appearance on Wednesday could be a confidence booster.
Remains the best option for the right-wing spot in the squad. Is the club’s second-highest goal-scorer this season with ten goals in all competitions.
Hasn’t been in the best form recently but can still produce a moment of magic during a game.
Hayes could start out on the left to give Sinclair a rest although after scoring twice at the weekend the Englishman will likely get the nod again.
Has proven to be the superior striker at the club and is clearly Rodgers’ first-choice up-top. Will look to add to his tally of five goals in the league this season.