STREAM HERE >>> Ross County vs Celtic free stream online Scottish Premiership League Full HD
Ross County headed into their opening league fixture at Hearts in high spirits after claiming victory in each of their four Scottish League Cup group-stage matches earlier in July.
The Staggies beat Buckie Thistle, Dunfermline and Alloa Athletic before securing an emphatic 7-0 win at home to East Fife, a result which helped to book their place in the next round as group winners.
However, Malky Mackay‘s side were brought back down to earth at Tynecastle as they were beaten 2-1 away at Hearts last weekend.
Jordan White came off the bench to pull a goal back in the final 10 minutes after Alan Forrest and Barrie McKay had put the hosts two goals in front, but the visitors were unable to score an equaliser.
Ross County, who finished sixth in the Premiership last season, may struggle to return to winning ways on Saturday as they have won only one of their last 27 top-flight matches against reigning champion
Ross County attacker William Akio remains sidelined with a knee injury, but otherwise, Mackay has a fully fit squad to choose from this weekend.
A back four of Connor Randall, Jack Baldwin, Alex Iacovitti and Ben Purrington is set to remain intact, shielding goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw.
After beginning as a substitute last weekend, Jordan White will be hoping to force his way into the first XI ahead of Jordy Hiwula, while Yan Dhanda will be pushing to start ahead of Dominic Samuel.
As for Celtic, centre-back Carl Starfelt is closing in on a return to full fitness after sustaining a hamstring injury last month, although he is unlikely to be thrown straight into the starting lineup on Saturday.
Postecoglou said that Reo Hatate came off in the win over Aberdeen with “a couple of hard knocks” and the Japanese midfielder is set to be assessed ahead of kickoff to see if he can feature against the Staggies.
STREAM LINKS >>> Stream 1 Stream 2 Stream 3
Giorgos Giakoumakis, David Turnbull, Liel Abada and summer signing Aaron Mooy all began on the bench last time out and will be hoping to earn a place in the first XI this weekend.
Ross County possible starting lineup:
Laidlaw; Randall, Baldwin, Iacovitti, Purrington; Callachan, Tillson; Sims, Dhanda, Edwards; Hiwula
Celtic possible starting lineup:
Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Taylor; McGregor, O’Riley; Jota, Turnbull, Abada; Furuhashi