Celtic are not in a good position at this point in time. They have dropped 8 points in their previous five league games, meaning that if the Rangers can win their games in hand, they will top the Premiership table. The momentum seems to be on the side of Philippe Clement's team as well, as they recently lifted the Scottish League Cup and topped their Europa League group.
The upcoming Glasgow Derby is Celtic's opportunity to get their campaign back on track. Win that game and the pressure will be back on the Rangers and things will look a lot brighter at Parkhead.
Of course, losing the derby will be a significant blow for Brendan Rodgers' side and will raise a lot of questions about his place at Celtic. The Hoops will need to make sure that they make the most of their home advantage.
Celtic did win the first Glasgow Derby of the season, 1-0 away at Ibrox, thanks to a goal from Kyogo. But a lot has changed since then.
Celtic release fantastic statement about Glasgow Derby
There has been a lot of talk and controversy in recent years regarding the ticketing situation when it comes to the Glasgow Derby. And for the time being, it looks like the situation will remain the same.
As reported by Celtic's official website, the club released a statement. The Hoops confirmed that they stand by their decision not to allocate any tickets for away supporters for the match on December 30th.
Of course, there were no Celtic fans present in the reverse fixture at Ibrox earlier in the season. This has been the case for some years now. A solution needs to be found as soon as possible as many feel that the absence of away supporters takes away from the Glasgow Derby atmosphere.