It’s a welcome return to domestic action this weekend as Celtic make the short trip along the M74 to face Hamilton.
With a disappointing international break for Scotland fans now over for another while the focus returns to Celtic and maintaining our lead at the top of the table.
New Douglas Park despite having an artificial surface has been kind to Celtic in recent years. Celtic have won nine in a row against Hamilton and look for a tenth win in the early Saturday kick off. Last season Celtic scored 7 goals to the Accies none in the three games between the sides.
The Lanarkshire side have not had a good start to the season. Knocked out of the League Cup to Kilmarnock in the second round and have so far only won one game in the league against, Kilmarnock. Last time out they recorded a 2-2 draw away to Hearts.
Celtic on the other hand have had a great start to the season, the only blip being the second half performance against Cluj. Last time out, as we all know, Celtic put on a great display to win at Ibrox.
We could see a similar back four to the one that lined up at Ibrox as Ajer and Simunovic appear to still be on the injured list. Bitton may have to miss out after leaving the field early. Which would mean Elhamed slotting in beside Jullien with Bauer playing right back. Despite signing Greg Taylor on deadline day I expect Bolingoli to keep his place after a fine showing at Ibrox.
With Mikey Johnstone having pulled out of the Scotland U21 team we could also see a debut for Elyounoussi on the left wing.
Celtic should have too much for a struggling Hamilton side.
Prediction Hamilton 0-3 Celtic.
Mick Kane hails from Glasgow. He has been hooked on Celtic since he went to his first game when he was 7. Celtic beat Hamilton 8-3 at Celtic Park on the 3rd of January 1987. His favourite player at the time, Brian McClair scored four goals.
He started going regular as a 16 year old when Celtic played at Hampden for the season, being a Southsider it meant a short train journey to get to Hampden. From then he has had a season ticket travelled around Europe for games as Celtic became the dominant force in Scottish football again. A nice change from growing up during Rangers run to 9 in a row.
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