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Hibernian meet visiting side Celtic at Easter Road Stadium in this Premiership fixture on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Hibernian v Celtic are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Hibernian fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 4-1 League Cup triumph against Dundee.
Jack Ross's Hibernian have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times over their prior six outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 5.
Leading up to this clash, Hibernian:
- haven't beaten Celtic in their previous 5 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Celtic go into this encounter following a 1-4 Premiership win as they beat Motherwell in their most recent match.
In that match, Celtic had 64% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Celtic, the goals were scored by Mohamed Elyounoussi (8', 27', 76') and Olivier Ntcham (86'). Motherwell got 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Declan Gallagher (72') scored for Motherwell.
In their last half-dozen outings, Celtic have amassed a tally of 13 goals. The Bhoys have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have had 13 goals go against them.
Leading up to this clash, Celtic:
- are winless against Hibernian when they've played them away from home in the last 5 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- have not been beaten by Hibernian in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 17 league matches away from home. Quite incredible.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results going back to 02/03/2019 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for Hibernian. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all while Celtic have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 67 per cent of those matches played.
An aggregate of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 from The Hibees and 13 created by The Bhoys. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
Team News: Hibernian
Kyle Magennis (Thigh Muscle Strain), Lewis Stevenson (Ankle Injury) and Scott Allan (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing for Hibs boss Jack Ross.
Team News: Celtic
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has zero fitness concerns at all before this game.
In our opinion, Hibernian have enough to get a goal against this Celtic team, but a single goal might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Therefore, we’re predicting a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Celtic when all is said and done. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Gray
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Jack Ross
Competitions: Premiership position 4, League Cup (Group B)
⭐ Key Player: Kevin Nisbet
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Kevin Nisbet was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for East Stirlingshire in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has netted 7 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 11 appearances.