Celitc has made three changes to the team that beat Motherwell in midweek with Scott Bain, Tom Rogic and Mikey Johnston starting against Dundee.
Rogic returns to the side after a spell out through injury, while Ryan Christie also returns from injury to take a place on the bench.
With Celtic set for a festive double-header against Aberdeen and Rangers, manager Brendan Rodgers has elected to rest Craig Gordon, Scott Brown and Odsonne Edouard – with the latter not being risked after limping off against Motherwell.
The return of Rogic and Christie is a welcome boost to a side that lost 2-0 last weekend against Hibernian but returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership with Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Motherwell.
A win today will see Celtic top of the table for Christmas and send an alternative Xmas message to would-be title challengers who have ideas above their position.
CELTIC XI: Bain; Ralston, Benkovic, Simunovic, Izaguirre; Ntcham, McGregor; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Johnston.
SUBS: Gordon, Brown, Gamboa, Hayes, Christie, Morgan, Ajer.