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Treble In Mind: A Celtic-Inverness Preview

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Scott Sinclair versus Inverness in September
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Celtic continue in our quest to complete only the fourth treble in the club's history with a last 16 game at home to our 'bogey' team, Inveress.

Team Selection: Brendan Rodgers has some interesting selections issues to deal with, as we already reported Tom Rogic is out at least eight weeks, while he has stated that the game has come a week too early for both Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong. Liam Henderson deserves to keep his place in the team after his recent good form, whilst Moussa Dembele will inevitably be back in the starting line-up. I would like to see Gamboa back in the side but I fancy Lustig to get the nod at right-back with Boyota and Simunovic continuing at the back. Patrick Roberts deserves the starting nod over James Forrest in midfield, and I wouldn't be shocked if Bitton also started.

Previous Matches: As I'm sure everybody is well aware, Inverness are the only side to take points from us in the SPFL this season, a 2-2 draw back in August that we really should have won, only a combination of good goalkeeping and bad finishing prevented us from a comfortable win. We made up for this with a straight forward 3-0 victory in November.

Prediction: Despite Inverness giving us many difficult games in the past, and yes, the - gulp - magic of the cup, I can't see anything other than a comfortable Celtic win over the bottom side in the league. The hunt for the treble will go on!

Celtic 3 Inverness 0