Celtic must prioritise their trip to Kilmarnock on Sunday over their Europa League tie against Valencia.

With the fight for an eight successive league title being tighter than normal, Sunday’s game is of paramount importance.

Celtic could be only three points ahead of their rivals Rangers by kick off on Sunday. It is important Celtic finish the weekend with their six point lead restored.

Celtic’s away form in the league has to improve. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Although Celtic are well known around the world for famous European nights at Celtic Park, they must see Thursday as a bonus.

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Valencia are a top side, and Celtic will face a significantly stronger test than they’re used to at home.

However, apart from being embarrassed, Celtic are in a no lose situation against the La Liga side.

If they win, they could embark on another famous European run.

 

However, if they lose, it will only make their real ambitions even clearer. The league must be the priority.

Celtic suffered defeat during their last visit to Rugby Park. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

When Celtic travel to Kilmarnock on Sunday, they have a chance to avenge an earlier defeat. In September, Celtic lost 2-1 after a last minute Stuart Findlay header. It was a poor Celtic performance which has symbolised their away form this season.

However, Celtic have been flying since the restart, and won on their last trip to Perth last week.

They will face a formidable task in Kilmarnock on Sunday. Steve Clarke has built a strong side which is very tough to beat, especially on the plastic pitch.

This could be a week which defines Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic reign. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Domestic bliss

Thursday is shaping up to be another famous European night at Celtic Park.

It may be the most anticipated showing of the famous Celtic Park lights yet, and the crowd will be ready to respond.

But Celtic must keep their focus ahead of what is a tough double header.

Kilmarnock are sure to be hoping to take advantage of any European hangover. Celtic must show their mettle and keep their six point lead in the league.

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