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Going For Four In A Row: A Kilmarnock-Celtic Preview

Celtic v Hearts - Scottish Premier League
Celebrations following Moussa Dembele’s goal against Hearts on Tuesday night
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP: KILMARNOCK V CELTIC; SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 12:30PM

Celtic aim to win four league games in a row for the first time this season in a lunch-time trip to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock.

Team Selection: It will be interesting to see if Brendan Rodgers sticks with the same team who destroyed Hearts on Tuesday night.

Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele both played up-front - and scored - while Eboue Kouassi had a rare start, and played very well.

The manager also stuck with three at the back system he picked for the win against Hibs.

It’s probably too early for any of the new signings to start the game, although Charly Musonda may make another appearance after his debut against Hearts, with Jack Hendry and Scott Bain on the bench.

An unchanged team seems the best way to go.

Previous Meetings: The Bhoys won 2-0 at Rugby Park back in August, thanks to goals from James Forrest and Callum McGregor.

The teams drew 1-1 at Celtic Park in October, with Jordan Jones equalising Leigh Griffiths’ opening goal to earn Steve Clarke’s side a point.

Prediction: This could be a tough match for the Hoops, as Killie were in excellent form until they lost 3-1 to Aberdeen last week.

You’ve got to think though that with the system working a treat against Hearts and with the addition of the new signings in the squad that Celtic should have enough to get the three points.

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