[Image] Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic XI to face Motherwell – can the Hoops go top of the table?


Predicted Celtic line-up to face Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership

Celtic travel to Fir Park to face Motherwell on Wednesday as Brendan Rodgers aims to go top of the Scottish Premiership table.

The Hoops lifted their first trophy of the season this weekend, winning the Betfred Cup by beating Aberdeen 1-0 at Hampden Park.

High in confidence, Rodgers’ Celtic will go all out to claim all three points against Motherwell, who come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Livingston.

Team News

Kristoffer Ajer remains out with a fractured eye socket, while Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani are out for the season.

Dedryck Boyata limped off the League Cup final against Aberdeen and could miss Wednesday’s game.

Probable Celtic XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Craig Gordon (GK)

Gordon has been a reliable presence in goal for the Hoops. He should start Wednesday’s game.

Mikael Lustig (RB)

Lustig has made the right-back spot his own despite not being at his best this season.

Jozo Simunovic (CB)

Simunovic has had to battle injuries this season. With Boyata unlikely to feature, Simunovic could replace him in the starting XI.

Filip Benkovic (CB)

Benkovic has been rock solid at the back and will line up alongside Simunovic on Wednesday.

Kieran Tierney (LB)

Tierney has consistently dished out impressive performances down the left. He is a certain starter against Motherwell.

Scott Brown

Scott Brown (CM)

Brown could finally be handed a start after making a couple of appearances from the bench following his recovery from injury.

Callum McGregor (CM)

McGregor has done really well in the last few games and deserves to keep his place in the team.

James Forrest (RW)

Forrest is Celtic’s in-form attacker and he will look to give the Motherwell defenders a run for their money on Wednesday.

Ryan Christie (CAM)

Christie’s goal won the League Cup for Celtic last weekend. He will be looking to deliver the goods at Motherwell now.

Ryan Christie

Scott Sinclair (LW)

Sinclair has shown glimpses of his old self of late but needs to put in a consistent display for the entire 90 minutes.

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Odsonne Edouard (ST)

Edouard has been a delight to watch in the last few games. The young Frenchman is certain to lead Celtic’s attack at Fir Park.

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