Patrick Thistle vs Celtic preview


Celtic will visit city rivals, Patrick Thistle in the fifth round for the Scottish cup. Celtic defeated Brechin in their fourth round clash and will hope to move to the next round of the competition. Celtic are the defending champion and will hope to retain their trophy.

Patrick Thistle will hope to be able to cause an upset in this match as they are currently not in their best form in the championship. They are in the relation play off zone and just three points from bottom team.

So this match will be a very tough one to navigate against an inform Celtic side. In their last 22 meetings, Thistle have only won one and it will be an uphill task to repeat that at this point in time.

The Hoops have a perfect record at home and have only lost a game in the league on the road this season which see them end their unbeaten run after 69 games. But with their last four games ending in straight wins and keeping clean sheet, the trend should continue in this game. There is also a high possibility that this will be an upset game with Celtic attackers firing in all cylinders.

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Patrick Thistle team selections:

There is little change to be expected from the host after their weekend win. The club is set to start similar line up and no new injuries to report.

Celtic team selection

Brendan Rodgers is set to name a strong starting lineup for this tie. He however might want to put Moussa Dembele and some other players on the bench and bring them on if the match is getting out of hand.

Also, the transfer speculators revolving round the French striker might reduce his chances as Rogers claim his head has been turned with the speculations linking him to other top clubs in England. Overall the team selection will be strong and should be enough to have a comfortable win today.