With the last international break of the year coming to an end, all thoughts at Celtic will turn towards the Hoops’ hectic schedule up until the winter break in January.
The Hoops will play eight league games in that time. There is also two Europa League fixtures and the Betfred Cup Final against Rangers to deal with. That is 11 fixtures in less than six weeks.
One man who has given his prediction about the league fixtures the Hoops will face is Brechin City manager Mark Wilson. Wilson won the title for the Hoops in 2012. He believes that Celtic will emerge from the eight games undefeated. However, he does not expect the team to win all eight league games.
He has predicted that the Hoops will win six, and will drop points against Hearts and against Rangers.
“The one I’d be concerned about”
“This is the one I’d be concerned about” Wilson said to the Daily Record about the trip to Tynecastle on December the 18th.
“I expect them to play direct to Uche Ikpeazu and if they are to drop points in December then this could be the night” he continued before tipping a 1-1 draw.
As for the Glasgow derby on the 29th of December, Wilson has tipped a 2-2 draw. “I don’t like to sit on the fence but I’m going for a scoring draw” he said. That would give Celtic 20 points out of a possible 24 if Wilson was to be correct.
Some fans may disagree with derby prediction
Would Celtic fans accept that number of points from the fixtures? You would imagine so. However, some fans might disagree about the Glasgow derby prediction. As Celtic will be at home for that game, it is a fixture that you expect the Hoops to win, even though it will be a difficult fixture.
Celtic already proved this season that they know how to defeat Rangers in the 2-0 win at Ibrox in September. Therefore, they will be looking for three points at hone, and will be disappointed not to get them.