Premiership business returns to the top of Celtic's agenda this weekend as Dundee United visit Parkhead.

Ange Postecoglou's men got back to winning ways by defeating Raith Rovers 3-0 in the League Cup on Thursday and will be hoping it kick-starts a winning run of form after some poor results.

United, meanwhile, go into the game off the back of a derby victory and a cup quarter-final defeat.

Jota, Liel Abada and David Turnbull all scored against Raith, while Anthony Ralston turned out at right-back and Adam Montgomery played the full 90 minutes on the opposite flank.

But who will Postecoglou call upon to spook the Terrors? 

Our writers make their predictions...

Alison McConnell

Not for the first time in the three months that Ange Postecoglou has been at Celtic will the Greek-Australian make his team selection by asking those who can walk unaided to raise a hand. 

The treatment room at Lennoxtown has been busier than the training pitches these past few weeks. One can only conclude there are a fair few ladders around the club’s daily base.

In any case, it is the start of a run of games that could well lay the foundations for how Celtic’s season shapes up. Kyogo Furuhashi and Callum McGregor are the big two who are missed when they are out but, regardless of who takes to the pitch for Sunday’s game, it is about banking points until such time that there is a full quota of players available.

Defeats on the road to Hearts, Rangers and Livingston have framed every game now as ‘must-win.’ How they get there will be secondary to anything else.

There was a midweek win against Raith Rovers which was a fairly pedestrian encounter although goals from both wingers will have offered a little encouragement.

James McCarthy will be keen to build on that display although looked far more assured on the grass of Celtic Park than he did on the plastic at Livi. Staying on solid ground remains the key.

Alison's team: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Scales; McCarthy, Rogic, Turnbull; Jota, Ajeti, Abada.

Andy Bargh

The workload imposed on elite footballers nowadays is simply crazy. A league campaign, two domestic cups, European competition and more regular international double - or sometimes triple(!) - headers to contend with.

Ahead of Sunday’s latest must-win game against Dundee United, it would surely make sense to rotate on a sensible scale to protect some of the players who’ve been running their socks into the round on a bi-weekly basis.

Well, good luck to Ange Postecoglou doing that at the moment in any area of the pitch apart from defence.

In that particular area, though, he’s spoken about Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt getting a run of games together, so that’s unlikely to change from Thursday’s game against Raith Rovers. Perhaps the full-backs will change, though, with Anthony Ralston and Adam Montgomery making way for Josip Juranovic and Boli Bolingoli or Liam Scales.

James McCarthy needs time on the park and he earned a bit of praise from his manager in light of struggling against Livingston, and it would be no surprise if he continued to deputise for Callum McGregor. In front of him, there’s hardly an embarrassment of riches and David Turnbull and Tom Rogic hold the jerseys until further notice.

Albian Ajeti is the only fit centre forward and the winger pool isn’t much deeper; the smart money is on Jota and Liel Abada to continue after both scoring against Raith.

Andy's team: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Bolingoli; McCarthy, Turnbull, Rogic; Abada, Ajeti, Jota.

Sean Martin

Consistency of selection has been at the forefront of my mind the past few days, specifically at centre-back. For that reason - barring injuries - I want to see the same pairing of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt start together again in front of Joe Hart.

Anthony Ralston acquitted himself well on Thursday as Josip Juranovic got some semblance of rest after seven straight 90-minute matches for club and country since signing for the Hoops. The Croatian will probably return for this one, however, with Boli Bolingoli on the left meaning both Ralston and Adam Montgomery dropping out.

Given Liel Abada, Albian Ajeti, James McCarthy and Tom Rogic were all withdrawn for 20-30 minutes against Raith, I reckon that's a decent indication all four will start against the Tangerines.

Rounding out the side will be Jota, fresh from his first goal in the hoops, and his fellow midweek goalscorer David Turnbull.

Sean's team: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Bolingoli; McCarthy, Rogic, Turnbull; Abada, Ajeti, Jota.