Celtic vs Ross County
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Celtic Park.
After nine straight titles, it seems that the Hoops might have finally run out of luck. They are currently placed second in the table, trailing by an astonishing 16 points behind toppers and arch-rivals Rangers.
Steven Gerrard’s men appear dead-set on putting an end to the monopoly of Neil Lennon’s men this season, and so far they have succeeded in that objective.
However, a coveted tenth straight crown is too big a prize to just let go. For the rest of the campaign, we can expect phenomenal grit from the defending champions.
They might have dropped some valuable points in the past few weeks. But this Wednesday, they are at home, and are pitted against the dead-last placed Staggies – who have scored the least number of goals so far, and have lost the most number of fixtures as well.
On top of that, the title-holders also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect a dominating Celtic win at their home.
Celtic vs Ross County: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The defending champions had won eight of the previous nine match-ups.
- They had also registered 17 of the former 19 overall wins.
- They have scored a total of 20 goals from the past six clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record in league meetings.
- In fact, the combined scorecard for the preceding five Premiership games at this stadium is 18-0, in favor of the hosts.
Celtic vs Ross County: Prediction
Lennon’s men recorded a 2-0 win at home the last match-day, against Kilmarnock. In the meantime, John Hughes’s men lost 0-2 at home against Hamilton.
Going on, the Staggies are on a four-match losing run, and they had posted a combined scorecard of 0-10 in the process.
They are also placed bottom-most in the table, and had lost six of their previous nine road fixtures as well.
On top of that, they also had lost eight of the preceding nine overall h2h meetings, and at this venue, not once have they recorded a win against this opponent.
Moreover, the Hoops are desperate to post the three points on the board, owing to the chase they are currently giving to Rangers.
Likely,count on the nine-time defending champions Celtic to secure a comfortable win at home this Wednesday, against the dead-last placed Ross County. And in the process, expect the hosts to score in plenty as well, against the weak defense of the Staggies.
Celtic vs Ross County: Betting Tips
Celtic -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).