With most teams having played over 16 matches this season in the Scottish Premier League, Brendan Rodgers squad gets into this midweek matchup with three games yet to play and also with an 8 point advantage over their rivals Rangers, leading the championship table.
So, Celtic is keen to lock the championship as soon as they can, so they’ll try to keep the momentum going with that great advantage they have over most of their competition, so they’ll try to keep the 3 points at home when they host Hamilton Academical.
The visitors are currently 8th on the table, trailing the leaders by 24 points, and they won’t have an easy task to contain Moussa Dembele and company, but they better make their best effort in order to jump to the first half of the table.
Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Team News
The reserves of both teams ended up in a 2 to 2 draw this Monday with a late strike from Jack Aitchison on the Development League.
At least half a dozen of teams, including Brendan Rodgers former squad Liverpool, seem keen to take the young Dembele away from Scotland during this upcoming transfer window, but Celtic and Rodgers have constantly stated that they intend to keep the lad for a while longer.
Brendan Rodgers has stated that he’s really proud of his team despite the early exit from the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic have no new injury issues, yet James Forrest is out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring complaint while Scott Sinclair (hamstring) and Kieran Tierney (ankle) remain sidelined.
Izaguirre, Sviatchenko, Lustig. Gamboa
Roberts, Rogic, Armstrong, Mackay Steven
McMann, Seaborne, Sarris
Imrie, Docherty, Crawford, MacKinnon, Gillespie
D’ Akol, Longridge
- Celtic have won 12 of the 15 matches both teams have played against each other, with 2 draws and just one defeat.
- Hamilton are winless in their last nine away league games, although seven have ended level (L2).
- Celtic have scored 38 goals against Hamilton Academical while only conceding 8 scores by the visitors.
- Hamilton Academical have only been able to score 3 goals in 8 matches at Celtic Park.
This matchup seems like it’s going to be a very lopsided game in favour of the home team, as the differences between the rosters of both institutions is abysmal.
On top of that, Celtic isn’t really under a lot of pressure right now as they have a big advantage over most of their rivals and they are the clear favourites to take the local championship once again thanks to their stunning attack featuring Mousa Dembele and Scott Sinclair.
The visitors don’t have a lot to offer on the pitch and they’re going to have a very difficult time to put pressure into the opposing box, and considering how difficult they have found it to get positive results over the years on that pitch, we have to lean in favour of the local team this time and by a big margin.
Celtic 3 – 0 Hamilton Academical