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Celtic welcome Kilmarnock to Celtic Park this Christmas Eve for a vitally important clash that the Bhoys’ must win to try and keep tabs on Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League. Rangers are 4 points clear and nothing other than a win will do for Neil Lennon’s men.
Kilmarnock have been a frustrating team to face this season for the big boys. They’ve already beaten Rangers, and held Celtic to a 3-3 draw back in October.
Neil Lennon will be fully aware that this fixture is a possible banana skin and have his players completely focused on the job in hand.
Celtic have been flying recently in the league, and with 7 consecutive victories, confidence must be high.
With just 2 goals conceded in those last 7 games, The Bhoys certainly look on top of their game, and as long as there are no nerves present, 3 points should be on the cards.
Kilmarnock are having a good season by their own standards, as mentioned earlier taking points from both of the big two teams already this season.
They’re undefeated in their last 4 games, and boss Kenny Shiels will hope his team’s momentum will stand them in good stead for this encounter.
However Killie have never managed to take all 3 points from Celtic on their travels, and it seems they may have to settle for a minor role in this important clash.
A loss for Celtic would be unimaginable for them at this stage of the season, and Neil Lennon will make sure that his charges are firing on all cylinders to keep their league title hopes alive.