Hamilton haven’t got it easy following the conclusion of the international break, as they prepare to take on Celtic in South Lanarkshire this weekend.
Brian Rice’s side have started the season pretty well, sitting in seventh after four games. A 2-2 draw with Hearts away from home in their last game was a very good result.
They’ll need a similar performance if they’re to do the unthinkable and halt Celtic’s run of consecutive victories over them.
Hamilton need to improve Celtic performances
A pretty poor stat for Accies will emerge if Celtic are victorious on Saturday. It would mean that Neil Lennon’s side will have won ten straight games against them.
In the last nine which they’ve lost, it has been pretty one sided. Celtic have scored 22 to Hamilton’s three and Accies didn’t net against them last season.
The last meeting between the two sides was quite an important one in terms of Hamilton’s future. It turned out to be Martin Canning’s last game in charge before Rice took over as manager.
As they have shown on many occasions over the past few seasons, Accies can make life a misery for people on home soil. Especially against bigger teams, they can bunker in and play ugly to try and give themselves the best chance of success.
Celtic should not underestimate Rice’s men. They are in decent form heading into this clash and will be desperate to stop their opponents recording ten consecutive wins over them.