Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Match preview and predicted line-ups

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Celtic lift the Scottish Premiership trophy for the fourth time in a row as Inverness look forward to next weekend's Scottish Cup Final.

Game to be played on Sunday 24th May at 12:30. Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Odds: Celtic 1/4, Draw 9/2, Inverness 10/1

Celtic finally lift the Scottish Premiership trophy at Celtic Park on Sunday after their game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The title which is the Ronny Deila’s first in his opening season as manager is Celtic’s fourth in a row as they continue to dominate Scottish football in the absence of their Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Although the league is over and there is nothing left to play for Ronny Deila’s side may still have a bitter taste in their mouth over the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat at Hampden Park that saw Josh Meekings clearly handle the ball on the line.

The incident that prevented Leigh Griffiths from scoring could add an extra bit of spice to the game, but with the cup final looming for Inverness John Hughes may decide to rest some of players and encourage them to take it easy.

Celtic have gone 14 games without defeat in all competitions and avoiding defeat would see them end the season on a fantastic run of form.

Inverness have also found some form as they head towards the cup final, winning their last three games in a row after going without a win in the seven games that proceeded the 1-0 win against Dundee.

Stefan Johansen and Nir Bitton return to the Celtic side after being rested and Virgil van Dijk has sufficiently recovered from a knock to take part in the game.

Charlie Mulgrew will be desperate to play after being included in Gordon Strachan’s latest Scotland squad with minutes on the pitch vital if he is to feature against the Republic of Ireland in June.

Predicted Celtic line-up

Gordon, Matthews, van Dijk, Denayer, Tierney, Bitton, Brown, Armstrong, Commons, Forrest, Griffiths

Predicted Inverness line-up

Esson, Shinnie, Warren, Meekings, Devine, Vincent, Watkins, Draper, Christie, Ofere, Doran

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