Hibernian v Celtic Odds and Predictions – Scottish Premiership September 28

Win number eight should be routine for Celtic

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Celtic will lose a match in domestic competition at some stage this season but there have been few signs that a first defeat in the Premiership is just around the corner and the champions are hot favourites to extend their 100 per cent record in the league at Easter Road.

Hibernian Form and Team News

Having thrown away a lead against Hearts in last week’s Edinburgh derby, it was vital that Hibs got a result in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final against Kilmarnock. Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell was eventually their hero, saving Killie’s final penalty in a shoot-out after a goalless 120 minutes. Unfortunetaly for Hibs, they will have to play Celtic again in a few weeks’ time in the semi-finals.
Paul Heckingbottom’s team have had the same recovery time as Celtic but have a smaller squad and having to play extra-time will not have done them any favours.
Heckingbottom’s job may be on the line after a terrible start to Hibs’ league campaign in which they’ve only so far recorded one win, losing four of their six games to date. This is a side which was expected to challenge for a European place this season so fans are understandably restless. Losing last week’s derby was the final straw for some but one of the players, at least, will be determined to put on a show against Celtic.
Scott Allan didn’t get much of a chance when on the Glasgow side’s books and has already scored three times this season, though none yet in the league. Ryan Porteous, sent off in midweek, is suspended for this game and that’s a big blow for the home side as he has been their best defender this season.

Celtic Form and Team News

Celtic set their sights on a seventh straight league win against Hibernian.
The match, of course, sets the Hoops’ boss against the club he left in controversial circumstances last season.Neil Lennon is unlikely to get a warm welcome from Hibs’ fans but he’s not the type to take any hostility to heart.
Celtic are unaware that they can’t afford to show teams any mercy with Rangers poised to take advantage of any slip-ups. They will be without key defender Jozo Simunovic until the New Year but there is plenty of cover and a team which has conceded just four goals in six league games so far is hardly going to be fearful of a Hibs team which has managed just one goal in their last four matches. In their 17 fixtures so far this season, the champions have scored 51 goals and their hosts’ defence has been breached 15 times in their last four league games.
Celtic made nine changes in midweek and still won 5-0. Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie are all likely to be back in action and they should dominate the midfield areas so it might be a long afternoon for the Hibernian defence.

Hibernian v Celtic Head-to-Heads

Hibernian have only lost one of their last five matches against Celtic at Easter Road but haven’t scored in any of their last three fixtures against the champions.

Hibernian v Celtic Best Match Odds

Hibernian 8/1, Draw 9/2, Celtic 4/11 (Odds correct at 5.30pm September 27)

Hibernian v Celtic Predictions – Hoops should keep another clean sheet

Even with their best defender, Hibs would have struggled to contain Celtic. With him suspended, it’s impossible to think that the away side won’t open up their hosts on numerous occasions. If Celtic are in the mood, this could be embarrassing for Heckingbottom’s under-performing side with Celtic at a generous 5/2 minus two on the Handicap with Paddy Power.

Celtic to Win to Nil
Yes 7/5
No 1/2

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