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Hibernian will face off against visiting opponents Celtic at Easter Road Stadium in this Premiership meeting on Saturday.
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Hibernian are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Premiership success against Aberdeen.
In that game, Hibernian managed 32% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hibernian was Christian Doidge (41'). On the other side, Aberdeen got 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Their most recent results show that huge efforts have been put in by the Hibernian defence. The Hibees have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six outings standing at 4. Historical results aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will persist in this next match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Hibernian:
- have not lost a league tie with Celtic in their last 2 games.
- have not beaten Celtic in their previous 7 matches in the league.
Celtic will go into this clash after a 4-0 Premiership win versus St Johnstone in their most recent game.
In that match, Celtic managed 71% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 11 on target. For Celtic, the goals were scored by David Turnbull (23'), Odsonne Édouard (24'), Kristoffer Ajer (79') and Karamoko Dembélé (85'). St Johnstone had 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Indicating their fondness for eventful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 22 times in the last six matches in which Celtic have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.67 goals for each clash. Their opponents have got 7 of this grand total.
Taking a look at their past results, Celtic:
- have not registered a win against Hibernian when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league games. Not good at all.
- remain undefeated by Hibernian when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 28/09/2019 tells us that Hibernian have won 0 of them and Celtic 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for The Hibees and 14 for The Bhoys. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
Team News: Hibernian
Hibernian manager Jack Ross will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Celtic
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Celtic boss John Kennedy doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
When taking everything into account, Hibernian might well have a job on their hands to register a score against this Celtic lineup who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re going for a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Celtic when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Gray
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Jack Ross
Competitions: Premiership position 3, Scottish Cup (Final)
🔑 Star Man: Martin Boyle
Generally used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Martin Boyle was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Montrose in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 12 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 35 appearances.