Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will look to move one step closer to defending their Premiership trophy when they host Ross County to their Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon. The Hoops defeated Motherwell in midweek to extend their winning run to seven games, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Ross County. McGregor and McCarthy, who missed the midweek game with injuries, are unlikely to feature against the Staggies.
Meanwhile, the visiting side have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both St. Mirren and Hibernian in the last two league fixtures, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Glasgow. Since Celtic are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the Staggies are capable of recording their first win at Celtic Park since November 2020 when the two sides faced each other in the League Cup. All Ben Paton, Ross Callachan, Ben Purrington, and Alex Samuel miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Ross County):
Founded back in 1929, Ross County are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. The Staggies welcome their rivals at Victoria Park, the stadium which can accommodate up to 6,541 (all-seated) people. Ross County have a bitter rivalry with fellow Highlanders Inverness Caledonian, with the two teams facing each other in Highland derby.
The Staggies recorded their biggest win against St Cuthbert Wanderers (11-0) in the 1993/94 Scottish Cup round 1, whereas their biggest loss came in the third round of the 1961/62 Scottish Cup campaign, with the team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kilmarnock. Michael Gardyne, who scored 71 goals in 392 appearances for Ross County, is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.
Ross County have never won the Scottish Premier League trophy, but they did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final in the 2009/10 season. The Staggies were beaten by Dundee United (0-3) in the title game at Hampden Park, Glasgow.