Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be aiming to make amends for a heart-breaking loss to Rangers in the Old Firm derby when they face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Matchday 22. The Hoops remained in the top position in the Scotland Premier League standings, but Steven Gerrard’s troops have one game in hand. Anyhow, Neil Lennon’s men should mind their own business, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Kilmarnock in the midweek fixture.
Odsonne Edouard scored his 13th goal of the season in the Old Firm derby, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Killie are on a five-game losing run in Premiership, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. In their last meeting at Rugby Park Celtic recorded a hard-fought win over Kilmarnock, with Scott Brown scoring the only goal of the game.
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.