Celtic’s first away game of the 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season is a rarity – a Saturday 3pm kick-off, which will not be shown live on television as the Hoops travel to Dingwall to take on Ross County.
It will not be an easy game for the Bhoys, who were pushed hard by Malky Mackay’s side in Celtic’s two trips to Dingwall last season, but the Hoops managed to prevail with two key victories which were vital to the Bhoys winning the league title.
Looking at the team Ange Postecoglou will select for the game, it would not be a shock if there were a few changes following the opening day win over Aberdeen. The Hoops might have been victorious in the match, but the performance arguably could have been a bit better, as the Bhoys were sloppy in possession at times and guilty of missing some excellent chances.
There won’t be any doubt about who is in goal, Joe Hart, and Greg Taylor should have the left-back position sewn up after an excellent display against Aberdeen.
The centre-back duo of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Stephen Welsh will likely start, with Welsh taking advantage of Carl Starfelt’s absence by scoring against Aberdeen.
There could well be a change at right-back, Josip Juranovic didn’t have his best game against Aberdeen, so expect Anthony Ralston to replace him.
There is also likely to be changes in the midfield area. Callum McGregor will start as usual, as will Matt O’Riley, but David Turnbull could well replace Reo Hatate, to freshen up the midfield and add more attacking threat to the side.
As for the front-three, Daizen Maeda wasn’t at his absolute best against Aberdeen, so Liel Abada can replace him, Jota will certainly start after his wonder goal against Aberdeen, whilst expect Kyogo to stay in the side, he was excellent in Celtic’s last trip to Dingwall.
View our predicted line-up in the slideshow and have your say on who you think Ange Postecoglou will pick for the starting line-up in the comments below!