When Ross County comes to Parkhead on Saturday, Celtic will start defending their Scottish Premiership championship under Brendan Rodgers’ direction. Last season, the Bhoys won their 11th top-flight championship in 12 years, while the Staggies narrowly avoided being relegated. The Bhoys defeated everyone in their path in Scotland last season on their way to a staggering fifth domestic treble in the previous seven seasons.
Celtic vs Ross County
The Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will open their championship defense against Ross County on Saturday at noon. Former boss Brendan Rodgers has since been reappointed and he will look to mark his homecoming in style when the Scottish champions unfurl the flag in their curtain-raiser with Ross County this weekend.
The Bhoys have not participated in a competitive match since defeating Inverness 3-1 in the Scottish Cup final in June to win the domestic triple. Celtic defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-2 to complete their preseason training. Reo Hatate, Alexander Bernabei, and David Turnbull scored goals for the Hoops, while Unai Gomez and Iker Muniain scored goals for the Basque team.
Meanwhile, in the Scottish League Cup last week, Ross County lost shockingly to Kelty Hearts of Scottish League One on penalties. The visitors battled back after they took an early 2-0 lead, and Ross Cunningham equalized in stoppage time to tie it 3-3. Following that, Kelty Hearts won 4-3 on penalties.
As for the Staggies, they endured a forgetful season last year, surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth courtesy a dramatic playoff victory against Partick Thistle
Celtic won the domestic triple last year, and they’ll be aiming to at least match that accomplishment this year. This weekend marks the beginning of the first step in that direction, and they are anticipated to easily overcome Ross County.
Due to the disparity in caliber between the two teams, Ross County will enter the game as huge underdogs and with nothing to lose. There is a huge possibility for an even higher line in this match. We think that Ross County will score here, based on their recent solid performances for the League Cup in Scotland. Nevertheless, there is a huge gap in class between the two teams when we compare the Celtic vs Ross County line ups.
There should only be one winner in this situation, barring an unusual upset. We are betting on Celtic to win easily, scoring goals in each half.
Meanwhile, Ross County managed to score in five of their final six away Premiership contests and have done so in three of their previous four encounters with Celtic. But with each of their last nine meetings ending in a loss, a Celtic victory with both teams scoring is quite appealing.
In three of their final six home games, Celtic scored precisely three goals and won 3-1 twice.
Tip: BTTS (YES) / Celtic to Win
BTTS (Yes) – ✅
Celtic to win -✅
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