Celtic will be looking to open up a gap at the top of the SPL table when they take on St. Mirren at home tonight.
The Bhoys are currently level on points with rivals Rangers heading into a fixture that has already cost them this season with their visitors holding them to a 0-0 draw at the Paisley 2021 Stadium earlier in the campaign.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, however, is expecting a completely different outcome this time round.
“We dominated the game earlier in the season but weren’t so much of a goal threat,” Rodgers was quoted saying by the Belfast Telegraph ahead of tonight’s match. “We lost Olivier Ntcham but even with 10 men we had a lot of possession.
“But the team is in a different place now in terms of the quality of our game and the level, and what the players have become very good at over these last few seasons is looking to cope and deal with teams that sit in deep.”
Compared to their encounter with St. Mirren last September, Celtic have definitely gone up a level in this title race following an underwhelming start to the campaign by their standards, as alluded to by Rodgers.
Considering that and with the home advantage, everything points towards the Bhoys picking up all three points this time.
And with Rangers right behind them, not only do they need this win, but they also need to maintain the standard they have been playing at in what is shaping up to be a very exciting title race in Scottish football’s top flight.
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