Bhoys and the Bairns lunchtime clash
Trying to predict the teams for the Falkirk v Celtic match is a bit tricky given that both teams have a number of players unavailable.
Celtic are without Scott Brown out for what Tony Mowbray referred to as a “political decision”. Joining Brown on the sidelines will be Thomas Rogne and Diomansy Kamara. Jos Hooiveld is still expected to be out and it is unclear whether Glen Loovens will be able to return to the squad.
Darren O’Dea is set to captain the club, keep an eye out for where Artur Boruc runs out of the tunnel. There have been mutterings that Boruc has switched to running out at the tail end of the team because he doesn’t respect the decision to have made Scott Brown captain.
As for the home side, Mark Stewart is the latest long term casualty, joining Carl Finnegan, Pedro Pele and Danijel Marceta.
So, shorter squads for messrs Pressley and Mowbray to sift through and you would have to think that this game is more important for Falkirk than Celtic.
Celtic wont want to fall behind Rangers any further but realistically, the 13 point won’t be overhauled. Celtic have more interest in the cup.
Falkirk though, they currently lie 3 points behind the 10th and 11th placed teams, so a win brings them right back into the mix. The Bairns would have to win with a couple of goals to overtake Hamilton but the incentive is there for Falkirk.
Can Falkirk upset the Celts again?