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The Beat Goes On: A Celtic-Kilmarnock Preview

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring his wonder goal against Killie in August


Celtic aim to equal our own unbeaten domestic record of just over 100 years ago with a home game against Kilmarnock.

Team Selection: Ordinarily after such a brilliant performance on Wednesday you would think that Brendan Rodgers would pick the same team tomorrow. But with the Bayern Munich game on the horizon, there could well be changes.

Will Moussa Dembele, who is in great form start or will the manager want to keep him fresh for Bayern and start Leigh Griffiths instead? Will Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair return to the starting line-up? And could Olivier Ntcham come back into the fold ahead of Tuesday’s game against Munich? These are all decisions that the manager has to weigh up.

Previous Meetings: Celtic defeated Kilmarnock - then under the management of Lee ‘elbows’ McCulloch - 5-0 in the Betfred Cup second round back in August, the undoubted highlight of the game being Kieran Tierney’s thirty-five yard screamer for Celtic’s fourth goal.

Prediction: Killie will be a far different prospect under new manager Steve Clarke, and the man who got Pedro the sack will be confident of his side giving Celtic a game. But Celtic should have the players in reserve - even after a tough week - to dig out a win.

Celtic 3 Kilmarnock 1