I CALLED it pretty much spot on when Celtic hosted Ajax in midweek and hope to get it right when they visit Inverness at Sunday lunchtime.
Celtic are no bigger than 1-3 and that’s too short for me on a ground where they’ve had plenty of problems in the past. Their last two visits have finished 0-1 and 1-1 and Inverness will be keen to get in their faces again.
Ronny Deila’s men are boosted by the return of Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton after they missed the Ajax defeat through suspension but skipper Scott Brown will be out for about three months and Kris Commons is a doubt.
Historically ICT have taken points off Celtic after a European match but it’s interesting to note the champions have won each time following all eight European ties this season.
The form of John Hughes’s men hasn’t been great though and again I want to focus on goals. We know how fragile Celtic’s defence is and they’ve only kept two clean sheets away from home – against Partick and Motherwell in Mark McGhee’s first game in charge.
Leigh Griffiths blamed himself for Celtic’s Euro exit after missing a couple of chances. That was an honest assessment but you can’t keep the striker down for long and I’ll reckon he’ll bounce back with a goal in the Highlands. He is 9-10 at McBookie and BetVictor.
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