Kilmarnock vs Celtic Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Scottish Premier League match between Kilmarnock and Celtic on Wednesday, May 15th 2024.

 
12:05pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Celtic prepares to visit Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this Wednesday, anticipation builds for what promises to be a thrilling Scottish Premiership clash. The encounter on May 15, 2024, could very well seal Celtic's third consecutive league title, adding to the gravity of the match.

This game not only features the top-tier teams of the league but also signifies crucial points at stake as the season nears its climax.

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Celtic

Celtic heads into this match with stellar form, having won their last four league matches, including a decisive Old Firm derby victory over Rangers.

Their near-perfect run in recent weeks has positioned them comfortably at the top of the table, six points clear of their closest rivals with only two games remaining.

A victory at Rugby Park would not only extend their lead but potentially secure the championship, should Rangers fail to win their preceding match against Dundee.

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock, meanwhile, secured their spot in the Europa League through their recent 1-0 victory over St Mirren, thanks to Kyle Vassell's emphatic finish.

This achievement marks a significant milestone for the team, reflecting their substantial improvement and ambition under Derek McInnes’s management.

Currently sitting in fourth place, Kilmarnock has shown resilience and capability, particularly at home.

However, their earlier success against Celtic in December, which saw them triumph 2-0, will be a tough feat to repeat against a Celtic team that is firing on all cylinders.

Team News

Kilmarnock will be without Brad Lyons and James Balagizi, both sidelined due to injuries.

Celtic also faces squad constraints with James McCarthy out due to a hamstring issue, although their defence remains robust with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Liam Scales set to start following strong performances against Rangers.

Prediction

Our prediction leans heavily towards Celtic winning, not just because of their superior form but also their historical dominance and depth in squad quality.

The tactical acumen of manager Brendan Rodgers and the current form suggests that Celtic will likely dominate the game and could walk away with a comfortable 3-0 victory, cementing their position as the Scottish Premiership champions.

For all of the analysis of Kilmarnock vs Celtic as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

What time does the Kilmarnock vs Celtic match start? The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM UK time on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Where is the match being played? The game will take place at Rugby Park, the home stadium of Kilmarnock.

Can Celtic win the Scottish Premiership title in this match? Yes, Celtic can potentially secure the Scottish Premiership title with a victory over Kilmarnock, depending on the outcome of Rangers' match against Dundee the previous day.

What is at stake for Kilmarnock in this match? Kilmarnock has already secured a place in the Europa League for next season. This match is more about solidifying their fourth-place position and gaining prestige by competing against the league leaders.

Who are the key players to watch? For Celtic, look out for Matt O'Riley, who has been pivotal in their midfield. Kilmarnock’s key player could be Kyle Vassell, who has been crucial in their recent performances.

Are there any significant injuries affecting the teams? Kilmarnock will be missing Brad Lyons and James Balagizi due to injuries. Celtic will be without James McCarthy, who is also injured.

How did the last match between these two teams end? The last encounter between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park ended in a 2-0 victory for Kilmarnock, with an own goal from Nat Phillips and a strike by Matthew Kennedy.

What is the current form of both teams? Kilmarnock's form in the Scottish Premiership is mixed with a recent record of DWWDLW. Celtic is in excellent form, coming into this match with a league record of WDWWWW.

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