Celtic’s Korean leaguers Oh Hyun-gyu and Yang Hyun-joon are likely to start side-by-side.
The Celtic Way, a Scottish media outlet, published its “Predicted Lineup for Celtic’s Game Against Ross County” on March 3 (KST), noting that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to start Oh Hyun-gyu and Yang Hyun-joon side-by-side.
Celtic will host Ross County in the 12th round of the 2023/24 Scottish Premiership at Victoria Park in Scotland on April 4 at 9:30pm. Currently, Celtic are unbeaten in the league (9 wins and 2 draws) and lead the table. Ross County are in 10th place out of 12 teams with 10 points (W2 D4 L4).
As Celtic look to extend their lead and unbeaten run against Ross County with three points, media outlets have claimed that Oh Hyun-gyu and Yang Hyun-joon, who have lacked starting opportunities so far, will be in the starting lineup as Celtic face a crucial clash.
The outlet predicts that Celtic will play a 4-2-3-1 against Ross County. This would see Oh slot in as the frontline striker, with Yang partnering Matt O’Reilly and Daizen Maeda in the second line.
If the lineup is announced as expected, Oh will make his first start of the season. Yang Hyun-joon will also be making his first start in nearly a month, having missed the UEFA Champions League group stage match against SS Lazio on March 5.
Celtic have Kyogo Furuhashi, who was Scotland’s top scorer last season and is the team’s top scorer again this season with seven goals, but the media claimed that Celtic will rotate in some positions for the next game. After the game against Ross County, Celtic will travel to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid in the fourth leg of their Champions League group stage on Aug. 8.
Drawn with Feyenoord (Netherlands), Lazio (Italy), and Atletico Madrid (Spain) in Group E of the 2023/24 Champions League, Celtic are at the bottom of Group E with just one point on the board (1 draw, 2 losses).
As such, they will need to take three points from their fourth game to keep their hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 alive, as well as finish third in the group and secure a spot in the Europa League Round of 16 playoffs. With La Liga giants Atletico on the other side, it’s possible that Celtic will rotate against Ross County and go all out against Atletico. 토토사이트
“Due to the importance of the Champions League, Furuhashi will be benched and Oh Hyun-gyu will get his chance early on,” the outlet explained, adding, “Yang Hyun-joon is a second-half substitute for Celtic who provides a number of shots and passes, as well as beating defenders with ease when attacking.”
Oh, in particular, has been on a scoring spree in recent seasons and could be in line for a starting spot. Celtic came from behind to win 2-1 at St. Mirren in the 11th round of the league last night, thanks to Oh’s 38th-minute winner. Oh, who came on as a 29th-minute substitute, struck a pinpoint shot into the top corner of the net to pull off the comeback.