The Norwegian says he has seen 'sparks' - now he wants more.
Celtic sit top of the table and are on a winning run domestically - but their manager is concerned their form has not been consistent enough.
Indeed, Deila believes the Bhoys played well during 'the first half-hour' against Motherwell last weekend but has been underwhelmed with them other than that. He wants Celtic to reproduce those 'sparks' more often.
“It’s an important game and we want a good performance,” the Norwegian told reporters.
“We played well for about the first half-hour against Motherwell last weekend and we want to continue in the same way and hopefully make it longer, and then we can entertain and hopefully get three points.
"They will get energy – that happens a lot of times in football – but there’s nothing I can do about that.
“What we have to do is perform and I’m very motivated for this game and I’m looking forward to it because I saw some sparks in the game against Motherwell that we want to see more of.”