The next 5 games Celtic play will all be away from Paradise. One of those games will decide if the Bhoys are to bag their first trophy of the season and one will be vital for European football in 2019.
A month or so ago this fixture list would of been read with some anxiety. Celtic have hit form at the right time, they look a completely different outfit to the team turning out just a month ago. Not only that, the likes of Scott Brown, Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths are all to still return to action. This will give Brendan Rodgers a very competitive squad going into a hectic and congested fixture list.
This is what Celtic’s next 5 games look like.
|Sun, 11th Nov||Livingston||Ladbrokes Premiership||12:00||A|
|Sat, 24th Nov||Hamilton||Ladbrokes Premiership||12:30||A|
|Thu, 29th Nov||Rosenborg BK||UEFA Europa League||17:55||A|
|Sun, 2nd Dec||Aberdeen||Betfred Cup||15:00||N|
|Wed, 5th Dec||Motherwell||Ladbrokes Premiership||19:45||A|
You would imagine Brendan Rodgers will also looking to strengthen his squad come January. The sale of Moussa Dembele at the end of the last transfer window hit hard. The team have barley survived up to this point in terms of cover, an injury to Edouard would mean all kinds of trouble.
Up to now the Celtic squad have survived a lot of injuries, in fact some injuries have brought the likes of Ryan Christie into the fold, helped Scot Sinclair rediscover some form and showed Celtic fans even more what they have with Callum McGregor.
The Bhoys have hit form at the right time and they need to continue that form starting today. A win at Livingston will restore natural order, the champions will sit on top of the league table once again.