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Hearts will be the visitors at Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership showdown with home side Celtic.
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Celtic head into this fixture following a 1-1 Premiership drawn game versus Rangers.
In that match, Celtic had 51% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Celtic was Jota (21'). For their opponents, Rangers had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Fashion Sakala (67') was the scorer for Rangers.
Fixtures featuring Celtic have usually been engaging affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games alone, a total of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 17 of those being chalked up by Celtic. However, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall be sustained in this match.
Taking a look at their past results, Celtic:
- have not been beaten in the league by Hearts in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 23 league matches at home. What a fortress.
In their previous fixture, Hearts drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with Ross County.
In that match, Hearts managed 62% possession and 17 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Ross County had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Throughout their six latest matches, Robbie Neilson's Hearts have found the net a total of 11 times - yielding them the goals per game average of 1.83.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hearts:
- have not emerged victorious against Celtic when they've played them away from home in the last 24 league matches. An unbelievably poor away record.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 12/02/2020 shows us that Celtic have won 4 of these and Hearts 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
Team News: Celtic
The Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Hearts
Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has to choose a team with limited availability. Michael Smith (Back trouble), John Souttar (Ankle Injury), Craig Halkett (Ankle Injury) and Beni Baningime (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered.
We feel that Hearts are dangerous enough to find the net against this Celtic outfit, although that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 win for Celtic at the end of this one. Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: Premiership position 1, League Cup (Final), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Giorgos Giakoumakis
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Giorgos Giakoumakis was born in Heraklion, Greece. After having played his first senior match for in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 9 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 18 appearances.