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Hearts vs Celtic preview for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park. Celtic will complete an unprecedented ‘treble Treble’ if they lift the trophy. Read on for our free correct score prediction and betting tips.
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Hearts vs Celtic Match Info
Date: Saturday May 25 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Hampden Park Referee: William Collum
Hearts and Celtic bring the curtain down on the domestic Scottish season when they battle it out for the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park this weekend. Plenty at stake for both clubs as Hearts go in search of their first win since the 2011/12 season, while Celtic look to become the first club in history to complete three consecutive domestic trebles.
May 19 2019: Celtic 2-1 Hearts February 27 2019: Hearts 1-2 Celtic November 3 2018: Celtic 5-0 Hearts October 28 2018 (Scottish League Cup semi-final, neutral venue): Hearts 0-3 Celtic August 11 2018: Hearts 1-0 Celtic
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 363 Hearts wins: 86 Celtic wins: 203 Draws: 74
Hearts vs Celtic Stats
This is the 32nd Scottish Cup match between these clubs, Celtic having won 19 and Hearts seven with five draws
The most recent of those meetings was in 2014-15 when Celtic won their opening tie 4-0 away from home
This is their fourth Scottish Cup Final meeting but first since 1956, Hearts having won two and Celtic one
Hearts vs Celtic Match Preview
Celtic are potentially 90 minutes away from creating football history and while it may not be as straightforward as some will surely expect, the ‘treble Treble’ should be theirs.
No club in a major footballing nation has ever won the three main domestic trophies in three consecutive years, but that is what Celtic will achieve if they lift the Scottish Cup at the end of the final against Hearts.
Having won the last four of their five meetings with the Jam Tarts this season, most recently 2-1 at home last Sunday, it would be a major surprise if Neil Lennon’s side slipped up at the final hurdle.
Lennon rested several players for that last Premiership game of the campaign and it is natural to think that if he had fielded his full-strength line-up, the margin of victory would have been bigger than one goal with Mikey Johnston scoring the winner six minutes from full time.
But this is the Scottish Cup Final and there is no question Hearts will be up for it, contesting the showdown for the first time since 2012 when they dished out a 5-1 rout to their Edinburgh rivals Hibernian.
Ultimately, Craig Levein’s side will probably not be good enough to stop Celtic from rewriting the record books, especially as their form has nosedived since the autumn, but they are backed to be sufficiently inspired by the occasion to at least make it a competitive contest.
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Hearts vs Celtic Predictions
Hearts vs Celtic Match Info Date: Saturday May 25 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Hampden Park Referee: William Collum Hearts vs Celtic Price Boost Get 25/1 on Celtic to beat Hearts in the Scottish cup Final. 18+ only, terms and conditions apply. Hearts vs Celtic Fansbet Preview Hearts and Celtic bring the curtain down…