Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be looking to retain top position in the Premiership standings when they take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday afternoon. The Hoops made a promising start to the season, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to defend their trophy. Israel forward Liel Abada is pushing for his first start of the season after scoring as a substitute at the weekend, while both Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi are out of contention with injuries.
The Killies, on the other hand, failed to spoil Rangers’ party at Ibrox Stadium, and they face yet another uphill task on Matchday 3. Since Celtic are fully focused on the national championship at the moment, we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of grabbing something from the match. As for the home side, all Blair Alston, Chris Stokes, Zach Hemming, and Scott Robinson miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.