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Pick and share your Celtic team to beat Hamilton

 • by Andrew Gibney
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After two league games, Celtic have only three points from a possible six. It may not sound like a disaster, but add it to the Champions League defeat to AEK Athens, the champions are not in a good place.

Drawing 1-1 away at Suduva in the Europa League qualifier is good, but not great, Brendan Rodgers will know they have to beat Hamilton Academical on Sunday (15:00).

Dedryck Boyata was not ready for Thursday’s game said the Celtic coach: “I need the players who are mentally and physically right for these important games. There is an interest in a number of our players, not just Dedryck. Once we knew he wasn’t ready, I had to focus on the team.”

The Belgian centre-back could face Hamilton if his situation has improved. Nir Bitton, Odsonne Edouard and Tyler Blackett remain sidelined for the Bhoys.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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