Celtic are at home this Saturday for the first time domestically since they hammered Hearts 5-0 at the beginning of November.

Kilmarnock face the trip to the East end of Glasgow in what will be an important game for both sides.

Steve Clarke’s men currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership after 16 games, an incredible achievement for the Ayrshire side, who have won nine games so far this campaign.

However, the Hoops do have two games in hand over the visitors and are just a point behind them.

Brendan Rodgers’ men conceded an 88th minute goal midweek to draw 1-1 away to Motherwell; their third draw already this season.

Rodgers hasn’t had much glory when it comes to facing Clarke’s Killie side in the league. Of the four league meetings between them, there have been two draws and a further two losses for Celtic.

Returning to Celtic Park should give the champions a much-needed boost as December’s congested fixture list has some key games in store for the champions.

Here is our Celtic predicted XI, in a 4-2-3-1 formation, for Saturday afternoon’s match.

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