BBC pundit Steven Thompson predicts Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

General view inside Celtic Park

Steven Thompson is backing Celtic to beat Inverness 3-0 today.

Pundit Steven Thompson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Celtic will beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 at home in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.

After drawing 1-1 away at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League in midweek, it's bad to the bread and butter of the league this weekend, with Celtic hosting Inverness.

Rodgers may look to make some changes after that midweek trip to Germany, as players who were on the bench on Tuesday night – such as Nir Bitton and Patrick Roberts – may push for starts.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers before the gameCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic drew 2-2 away at Inverness earlier this season in a hard-fought game, and that's the only time the Bhoys have dropped points in the league this season, meaning manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to pick up a win against Richie Foran's men this time around.

Inverness drew 3-3 with Hearts last time out in an entertaining encounter, but they'll have to tighten up defensively if they are to cope with the attacking players at Rodgers' disposal this afternoon.

General view inside Celtic ParkGeneral view inside Celtic Park

Currently sitting in sixth place in the Scottish Premiership, Inverness are on a run of just one defeat in the last nine games, and that came in a 1-0 home defeat to Rangers last month.

Foran will be hoping to finally claim a win over one of the Old Firm clubs this season, and ahead of this afternoon's game, pundit Steven Thompson has offered his prediction for the game to BBC Sport.

Former Rangers striker Steven ThompsonFormer Rangers striker Steven Thompson

Thompson is backing Celtic to win the game 3-0, pointing out their recent goalscoring success against Inverness, and suggesting that they're just too strong for Inverness even after one defeat in nine for Caley Thistle.

"I'm going to stick my neck on the line here and go for Celtic 3-0 Inverness," joked Thompson. "In the last three meetings between the sides at Parkhead, Celtic have scored 12 goals. Inverness are doing well, they've only lost one game in the last nine, but five of those have been draws. Celtic are too strong, so 3-0," he added.

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