Celtic must win on Wednesday to end damning stat

By daniel.cole

October 29, 2018

Celtic’s form domestically has appeared to be a picture of consistency since Brendan Rodgers took charge. Six trophies out of six and into another final to make it a magnificent seven.

However, if you look deeper into Celtic’s form in the league during Brendan Rodgers two-and-a-bit seasons at the club, you will find something damning.

Celtic have not won four league games in a row since Brendan Rodgers’ first campaign at the club. This may be a strange stat to track but it has provided much frustration to Celtic fans.

Scott Sinclair celebrates firing Celtic in front at Murrayfield. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

‘A stop-start campaign’

Much of the criticism aimed at Celtic last season was the lack of consistency in the league. It was a stop-start campaign for the Hoops, who still cruised to another domestic treble.

In cup competitions, Celtic are perfect under Rodgers. 21 games played, 21 games won, with no need for cup replays or extra-time.

In the league last season, Celtic never managed to string four wins together. There were too many draws, especially at home.

Celtic campaign has been stop-start this season. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

This season, it has been much the same for Celtic’s form in the league. They are now finally getting to grips with the season however.

Yesterday’s semi-final win over Hearts was another step in the right direction. Now Celtic have the chance to capture the stat that has eluded them.

Celtic have been more like their old selves domestically of late. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Struggling Dundee lie in wait to welcome the champions on Wednesday night. New manager Jim McIntyre will be hoping his side can stop Celtic in their tracks.

Celtic’s three wins in a row in the league started with a hard fought victory at home against Aberdeen. They followed it up with the 6-0 demolition of St. Johnstone in Perth.

That was Celtic’s first away league win of the season. The Bhoys were at their best again when Hibs came to Celtic Park.

Even with injuries piling up, Celtic’s classy display to dispose of Hearts in the semi-final suggests there may be a swagger about this side once more.

Here we go, four in a row!