Celtic are looking to bounce back from a loss for the first time this year. The Hoops have been on an incredible run but nobody expected the punch in the gut they got Thursday night at the hands of Bodo/Glimt.

As is the usual format after a loss in that manner knives are sharpened. Greg Taylor must have felt his ears burning as a lot of the sharpened knives pointed in his direction. He can’t really have too much to argue about either, he was unbelievably good against the Rangers a few weeks back and that performance should have set a benchmark for the Scottish international.

A lot of fans have been commenting on our articles since the result that they think Scales should start ahead of Taylor today. We are only moments away from finding out if the manager agrees.

Celtic have a slender lead at the top of the league table so today is a must-win game but Ange also has to think about travelling to Norway during the week for the second leg of the Bodo/Glimt game.

Midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is available again today, the Japanese player was ineligible for Thursday’s defeat by Bodo/Glimt as he is not listed in Celtic’s Europa Conference League squad. Mikey Johnston, Albian Ajeti, Kyogo Furuhashi and David Turnbull will not be available today.

With the teams just announced this is how the Hoops will line up today:

Greg Taylor should not be the only scapegoat for Thursday’s result, a lot of players played well below their best. Ange has dropped him today but brought Juranovic over to the left and got Tony Ralston in to fill in at right-back. Reo Hatate starts at the expense of Tom Rogic and both Maeda and Giakoumakis start up front with Abade moving to the bench.

Celtic are unbeaten in 34 league meetings with Dundee (W28 D6), winning each of the last five in a row. Dundee has lost 15 of their last 17 league visits to Celtic (D2) since a 2-0 win in May 2001.

Celtic are unbeaten in 20 league matches (W17 D3), winning each of their last seven in a row. They last won eight league fixtures in succession from January to February 2020.

Since his competition debut in January, no player has provided more assists (three) or created more chances (20) in the Scottish Premiership than Celtic’s Matt O’Riley.


  1. Not enough to win today got to go for a hammering and go three points and 10-12 goals in front. Show Thursday was a blip and go to Norway expecting to wing. Come on the Hoops. Give us a 5,6-0. Hail, hail.


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