Hibernian vs Celtic Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 21 November 2020

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ScotlandHibernian vs CelticScotland
21 November 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Premiership
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 4/5  odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 20 November


It has the look of a massive weekend in the Scottish Premiership as the top four play each other. First up is fourth placed Hibs hosting Celtic who remain second best in the current standings.


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Hibernian Preview – Can Hibs overtake Aberdeen into third spot with a win over the champions?

Jack Ross won’t be getting too carried away with his team’s 4-1 win at home to Dundee in the League Cup last weekend, but it does at least get Hibs back on the winning trail after severe disappointments against Hearts and Aberdeen before that. It will also put them in a much better frame of mind for the visit of Celtic tomorrow. Hibs will also take confidence from the fact that they have not lost at home to the Hoops in the last four meetings at Easter Road.

If Hibs are to continue that record then they will have to find a similar level of performance to the one that earned them a 2-2 draw against Rangers earlier in the season.


Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score in 1st half

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Somewhat surprisingly, Hibs have only had the one home game since that match – a 3-2 win against Hamilton. And that was on the 2nd of October. They’ve actually only won two of their five home games in the league so far this season which is a record Ross knows will have to improve if they are to finish third ahead of the very consistent Aberdeen.
Kevin Nisbet will again be pivotal for this Hibs team having scored seven goals in the Premiership so far and will feel he has an outside chance of pushing into the Scotland squad.

Celtic Preview – Will Celtic continue where they left off before the break to keep the pressure on leaders Rangers?

After being thumped 4-1 at home to Sparta Prague in the Europa League, Celtic could ill-afford to take anything less than three points away to Motherwell next time out. Particularly as it was the last game before the international break. Neil Lennon got the performance he was looking for and a hat-trick from the impressive Mohamed Elyounoussi led them to a valuable three points.

With no international breaks now until March, Celtic and Lennon know this is a critical part of the season in their bid to clinch a tenth consecutive league title. They sit nine points behind Rangers but do have two games in hand.

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Scoring goals is not the issue for Celtic or the reason they have dropped points in recent games. It’s at the other end of the pitch where the champions are struggling. The win over Aberdeen in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup is the only clean sheet in their last seven games. And that needs to improve.

With three home games to come against bottom six opposition after this game, it will be a run of games Celtic will be hoping to cut into that deficit from.

Hibernian vs Celtic Betting Advice

You have to go all the way back to 2013 for the last Celtic win here. That was in Lennon’s first spell as manager so it’s not been a happy hunting ground of late. Hibs will hope to capitalise on that and also the defensive frailties which have been central to Celtic of late. With Nisbet and his striking partner Christian Doidge up top, they certainly have the firepower.

Key Facts – Hibernian vs Celtic Betting Tip

  • Hibs are looking to continue their good home form against Celtic and stretch their unbeaten run to five games
  • Celtic won their first league game in three when beating Motherwell 4-1 before the international break
  • It was a comfortable 3-0 victory for Celtic when the teams met in Glasgow at the end of September


Because of the lack of clean sheets for the visitors the obvious selections to look at here is in the goal markets. Over 2.5 goals has been a winner in six of Celtic’s last seven games and is the way to go in this match as well.

Best Betting Odds for Hibernian vs Celtic

Hibernian: to win: 5/1 Betvictor
Draw: 17/5 at Betvictor
Celtic: 1/2 at Betvictor