Predicted XI: Celtic v St. Mirren (A)
Celtic will be hoping to follow up from their stellar weekend performance with a win over St. Mirren in Paisley on Wednesday.
Neil Lennon’s side coasted to a 5-0 win over Ross County on Saturday afternoon. Edouard, Ajeti, Klimala and Ajer all got on the scoresheet, while defender Shane Duffy bagged a goal on a dream debut.
The team lined up in a 3-5-2 formation; something that clearly worked to their advantage.
They now make the short journey to St. Mirren Park in what was supposed to be a match contested last month, though it was postponed due to Bolingoli’s actions.
The Buddies will once again be without three goalkeepers, meaning that emergency loan signing Zdeněk Zlámal will remain between the sticks.
The sides last met in March, just before football was put on-hold over lockdown; the champions ran riot in a 5-0 win at Celtic Park.
Here is our Hoops predicted lineup for the game.
GK: Vasilis Barkas
Had his best game for us at the weekend, showing signs of what’s to come.
CB: Shane Duffy
A bullet header marked the Irishman’s debut in style; he even managed to tower above Jullien to meet the cross!
CB: Kristoffer Ajer
Netted the fourth in Saturday’s win. It’s promising when even our defenders are getting into goalscoring positions so often!
CB: Christopher Jullien
Should complete the back-three as we aim for a third consecutive clean sheet.
RWB: Jeremie Frimpong
His acceleration and quick feet make it hard for defenders to predict his next move. Well suited to that wing-back role.
CM: Callum McGregor
Will slot into central midfield once more.
CM: Scott Brown (C)
A couple of stray passes, but overall, the captain had a decent game on Saturday.
CM: Olivier Ntcham
Competition is fierce in the middle of the pitch. After the win at the weekend, surely Lennon will stick with the same midfield?
LWB: James Forrest
A fairly new role for Forrest, as he started here against County. Is yet to hit find his best form this season.
ST: Odsonne Edouard
Won the penalty and converted inside four minutes up in Dingwall. Got involved in the build-up play as the game progressed.
ST: Albian Ajeti
Three goals in three games, over a combined total of 97 domestic minutes of football. The Swiss international seems to be settling in and can hopefully build on his partnership with Eddy up-top.