Reigning Scottish champions Celtic were once again completely outclassed last night as they took to the European stage, French side PSG trouncing the Hoops 5-0 in front of a pretty silent home support. The state of Scottish football has been discussed to death but this result illustrates the massive gap between the best in Scotland and the best on the continent. The gap between Brendan Rodgers’ men and the rest of the Premiership is also pretty wide and this is key to the problem. The Hoops have no serious opposition in the domestic game.
This will once again be brought into focus when Ross County come to town on Saturday afternoon. No one is going to touch Celtic when it comes to the league title and they will more than likely take all three pieces of silverware as they did in 2016/17. Their unbeaten run in domestic competition will continue at the weekend when the Highlanders make the lengthy journey south to Celtic Park and they will all trundle back home again after the final whistle with nothing to show for their troubles.
Maybe they’ll grab a consolation goal. In reality that is all that they can realistically expect. Celtic’s 1-1 draw with St Johnstone prior to the international break will more than likely prove to be a minor blip in a sea of Celtic victories and whilst Rodgers’ men have conceded in each of their last four games in all competitions and may well leak a goal on Saturday, there is nothing whatsoever to suggest that this won’t be another thoroughly one-sided affair with the home side claiming all of the spoils. The bookmakers certainly think so at odds of 1/8 on the Hoops, and so do we.
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