Malky Mackay’s men come into it on the back of an opening weekend 2-1 loss against Hearts at Tynecastle that didn’t do justice to a stirring first-half display in which they should have been a couple of goals in front. It was a different story as Celtic raised the league flag in celebration of last season’s title success at a packed home stadium before facing Aberdeen. They ran out comfortable 2-0 winners with a beezer of a hit from Jota sealing victory.
County are likely to offer a sterner test to the Scottish champions – as evidenced by the sides’ meetings at the Global Energy Stadium last season. Ange Postecoglou’s men did win both fixtures, but required a 96th minute header from Anthony Ralston to see off their opponents in mid-December. Celtic had an easier time of it in recording a 2-0 success at the same venue in April, with Jota also then on the scoresheet.
Ross County v Celtic match details
Who: Ross County v Celtic
Why: Second round fixture of the cinch Premiership
When: Saturday, August 6, 3pm
Where: Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall
Is the Ross County v Celtic match on TV?
The match isn’t available on television, or streaming platforms. The PPV option clubs were granted disposition to offer over the past two seasons as a consequence of the pandemic has been discontinued, with the SPFL taking a hardline on piracy of their broadcast rights.