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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Kilmarnock can make Celtic battle for dominance

Bhoys hit by injuries for Rugby Park trip

Aaron Tshibola (right) has joined Kilmarnock
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Kilmarnock beat Rangers at Rugby Park under Steve Clarke and they can offer plenty of resistance to Celtic too.

The Ayrshire side had a reasonably quiet transfer window, although they did sign Aston Villa youngster Aaron Tshibola on loan, but Clarke has already transformed a Killie side who were struggling.

Celtic produced their best performance for weeks when they dismantled Hearts who had been solid at the back and Brendan Rodgers may start his marquee January signing, Chelsea's Charly Musonda, for the first time.

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However,  the loss of Leigh Griffiths is a major blow and, on Killie's plastic pitch, the home side look a fair price to at least cover a generous handicap.

Recommendation
Kilmarnock +2 on handicap
2pts 11-10 Betfair

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Team news

Kilmarnock
Steve Clarke is set to introduce Aaron Tshibola, Aaron Simpson, Jasko Keranovic and Leo Fasan to the squad.

Celtic
The Bhoys could field new signing Jack Hendry, but Jonny Hayes, Patrick Roberts, Leigh Griffiths and keeper Craig Gordon are all injured.

Key stat
Kilmarnock have won their last four home games.

 

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The loss of Leigh Griffiths is a major blow and, on Killie's plastic pitch, the home side look a fair price to at least cover a generous handicap
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