County travel to face the Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders on the back of a nervy 1-1 home draw against Dundee, which extended their run without victory to eight games but kept them six points above the bottom club.
Few will expect County to end that winless streak but they have famously upset the odds against Celtic before, beating Neil Lennon's men in the 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final and drawing against them in Dingwall in August.
Adams said: "It's one of those games where no-one is expecting you to do well but we are going to go there to try to win the game and hopefully come away with something.
"I think looking at them training this week the pressure has been taken off them a bit because they're going to Celtic Park and they're not expected to win the match."
Celtic secured their first SPL win at Parkhead for two months by beating St Mirren 2-0 last weekend.
Adams said: "It's important that we retain possession and create chances. We know how difficult that can be at Celtic Park but this season Celtic haven't been at full tilt at times at home and other teams have been able to win games against them."
The Staggies boss will be looking for a repeat performance of the first SPL fixture between the teams, where his side were seconds from taking all three points before Kris Commons hit a last-gasp equaliser deep into injury-time.
Adams said: "I think we started the game very well and being at home and being early in the season it was good to play Celtic at that time and I think the way we passed the ball and created openings was why we did so well.
"I think sometimes you have to try to put them under pressure earlier in the game and see what they're like and see what their motivation is like on the day. You can't just sit back and soak up pressure because then you're asking for trouble."
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