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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash between Ross County and Celtic. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Scottish Premiership Champion Celtic Head to Global Energy Stadium for the first outing of the 2022-23 season. Ross County Saturday.

The Hoops scored maximum points in the opening game against Aberdeen, while the Stagies were blamed for the defeat at Hearts.

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Ross County entered Hearts in high spirits after winning each of their four Scottish League Cup group stage matches in the first half of July.

The Stagies beat Bucky Thistle, Dunfermline and Alloa Athletic to a 7-0 home win over East Fife.

but, Malkey McKayteam was forced back to their original spot at Tynecastle last weekend after losing 2-1 away to Hearts.

jordan white came off the bench to score in the last 10 minutes Alan Forrest When Barry McKay put the hosts in front by two goals, but the visitors failed to score an equalizer.

Ross County, who finished sixth in the Premiership last season, have won just one of their last 27 games against reigning champions Celtic, so it may be difficult to return to winning ways on Saturday.

Celtic boss Anju Postecoglou on 31 July 2022© Reuters

After enjoying an unbeaten pre-season in the summer, Celtic kicked off a new campaign last weekend with a 2-0 win at home to Aberdeen.

In front of the party atmosphere of Celtic Park, Stephen Welsh After just three minutes, we headed to the front whoops. Jota – who fully joined the club in the summer – added a second into the top left corner with a brilliant 25-yard strike in the 75th minute.

Celtic Park was a fortress last season as the Hoops went unbeaten in 2021-22. Anju Postecoglouhave dropped points in their six away league games and will want to avoid conceding another goal on Saturday.

Since losing 1-0 to Ross County at Dingwall last February, Celtic have won their last four meetings, scoring at least twice each time.

Postecoglou will no doubt use this encounter as preparation for his trip to Global Energy Stadium later this month.

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Celtic's Jota celebrates with his teammates after scoring the second goal on 31 July 2022© Reuters

Ross County Attackers William Akio A knee injury has kept him out, but otherwise McKay has a fully-fit squad to pick from this weekend.

back four Connor Randall, Jack Baldwin, Alex Iacovitti When Ben Parrington Set to protect goalkeepers and leave them intact Ross Laidlaw.

Jordan White, who came on as a substitute last weekend, hopes to advance to the first XI this weekend. Jodi Hiurain the meantime Yang Danda push to start first Dominic Samuel.

Center backs for Celtic Karl Starfelt He is nearing a return to full fitness after suffering a hamstring injury last month, but is unlikely to be put directly into the starting line-up on Saturday.

Postecoglou said Hatate Leo The Japanese midfielder will be evaluated before kick-off to see if he can play against the Staggies after being eliminated by “a few hard knocks” against Aberdeen.

Giorgos Djakoumakis, David Turnbull, Riel Avada And summer autograph session Aaron Mooy Last time we all started on the bench, but this weekend we want to finish in the first XI.

Possible starting lineup for Ross County:
Laidlaw; Randall, Baldwin, Iacovitti, Perlington. Carachan, Tilson. Sims, Danda, Edwards.Hiura

Candidates for Celtic’s starting XI:
Hart; Juranowicz, Carter Vickers, Welsh, Taylor. McGregor, O’Reilly. Jota, Turnbull, Avada.Furuhashi

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We say: Ross County 0-2 Celtic

Ross County and Celtic head into Saturday’s match against the backdrop of last weekend’s contrasting league results. Hoops will be a strong favorite to score maximum points at Dingwall.

Celtic have plenty of firepower at their disposal and hopefully they will score at least a few goals to keep the new season at 100% start.

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