Welcome Home: Celtic’s 4-2-3-1 to avenge the points dropped at Inverness
It seems like an age since Celtic played on home soil – since beating Motherwell 2-0 a lot of water, and success, has flowed under the bridge.
Trips to Hampden, Dingwall, Aberdeen and Monchengladbach have mainly been successfully negotiated, with Brendan Rodgers’ team progressing on all fronts.
Since the last home match, Kieran Tierney has been lost to injury but the signs are there that the team is close to top form ahead of a hectic period leading up to the winter break.
Last week’s 1-0 win away to Aberdeen put some clear blue sky between the Bhoys and Derek McInnes’ side although the number of chances missed was a concern – but there is little to be worried about when you sit nine points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over the pack.
As he showed away to Ross County, Brendan Rodgers isn’t afraid to make changes with the Hoops boss confident about the depth and quality of his squad.
Inverness Caley Thistle are rarely pleasing on the eye but as the only Scottish club to take anything from Celtic this season, Rodgers will be keen to go into another international break without dropping any more points.
I’m not anticipating too many fireworks against Richie Foran’s side but this Celtic XI will comfortably see off the highlands side while the chasing pack fall over each other in the contrived battle for second place.