The big question for Neil Lennon ahead of Celtic’s Europa League clash with Riga is whether or not to deploy a 3-5-2 system.

It would be the first time he’s done that in European competition and we predict that he will.

Riga haven’t lost a European game on home soil before and Celtic need to break that run if their European aspirations are to continue.

Vasilis Barkas should get the nod in goal behind a solid three-man central defensive axis of Kristoffer Ajer, Shane Duffy and Christopher Jullien.

Ready for Celtic? The Premiership trio we could soon see in the Hoops

Ready for Celtic? The Premiership trio we could soon see in the Hoops

Plenty of emphasis will be on that trio to keep things tight in this one-off match, and we think they could be flanked by Jeremie Frimpong and Jamie Forrest.

Greg Taylor played against Livingston at the weekend, and could get the nod also, if Lennon decides to go in a different direction.

A midfield three of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie should be able to provide a decent balance between protecting the backline and providing the bullets for the front two.

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Odsonne Edouard was handed a complete break after complaining of a slight thigh problem at the weekend, which should mean he’s primed to come back fit and firing upon his return to the side here.

Lennon knows how important Edouard is, calling him ‘special’ when speaking to Sky Sports back in August.

Edouard is the man who has the ability to make the difference but Albian Ajeti also carries a goal threat.

It’s a big night for Celtic tomorrow and the emphasis is on Lennon to get his selection right.

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