Celtic are set to make the short journey to Paisley where they will face St. Mirren in their Boxing Day fixture.
The Hoops have two games left in 2019, marking the end of a dominant decade filled with a host of memorable moments.
Neil Lennon’s side are currently enjoying a great fan of form domestically; the 2-1 win over Aberdeen on Saturday was their tenth straight league win which extended their lead at the top to five points.
Here’s hoping the champions deliver a late Christmas present to the travelling support and seal another win as they continue their quest for title number nine.
The remaining ten top-flight teams are also in action on a day traditionally packed with football and all the trimmings.
Mohamed Elyounoussi has been ruled out for the rest of the calendar year for Celtic, a big blow given the Norwegian’s quality.
St. Mirren will be hoping to have winger Kyle McAllister back after he missed last weekend’s goalless draw with St. Johnstone.
Here is our Celtic predicted XI for Thursday’s match.
GK: Fraser Forster
The Great Wall will retain his place as no. 1. Unfortunately couldn’t secure another clean sheet at the weekend.
RB: Moritz Bauer
With games coming in such close proximity, Lennon may decide to rotate things at the back; starting with Bauer coming in for Frimpong.
CB: Christopher Jullien
His goal last weekend was his fourth of the season, once again proving how valuable he is to the team.
CB: Kristoffer Ajer
Jullien recently complemented his defensive partner, saying that he’s ‘really happy to be working with him’. It shows how strong their relationship is and the understanding they have on the pitch.
LB: Boli Bolingoli
Lennon favours the Belgian over Taylor and Hayes, meaning he’ll likely continue his run in the team.
CM: Scott Brown (C)
His leadership and overall quality will prove crucial over the next two fixtures.
CM: Callum McGregor
Has been a consistent performer this season and will continue to be our reliable man.
RM: James Forrest
Seemingly in need of a rest given the amount of football he’s played this season. Two more performances from the winger and then the winter break will give him time to recharge.
CAM: Ryan Christie
Two more assists added to his name last weekend. He’s formed into a crucial part of the team. Could return to his usual no. 10 role on Thursday.
LM: Mikey Johnston
For the last few weeks I’ve predicted Johnston to be a starter, though I don’t think I’ve got it right yet! Lennon may grant him a start this time round as part of his squad rotation, however.
ST: Odsonne Edouard
Allowing Edouard to play 60/70 minutes will improve his match sharpness and also allow him the opportunity to add to his goals tally.