Hibernian vs Celtic Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 27 Feb 2019
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Hibernian vs Celtic Match Prediction

Hibernian vs Celtic Match Info

Match date: 2ndMarch 2019

Kick-Off: 5.15pm GMT

Stadium: Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh

Hibernian vs Celtic Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

6 Feb 2019 Celtic 2 – 0 Hibernian
16 Dec 2018 Hibernian 2 – 0 Celtic
20 Oct 2018 Celtic 4 – 2 Hibernian

Matches played: 79

Hibernian wins: 10

Celtic wins: 50

Draws: 19

Hibernian vs Celtic Stats

  • Celtic have retained consistency domestically despite lack of European success and a Europa League exit in the hands of Valencia (3-0)
  • Hibernian come into the match on the back of a three-match winning streak
  • Hibs have beaten Celtic in both of the last two head-to-head clashes at this ground

Hibernian vs Celtic Match Preview

Hibernian host Celtic for their FA Cup clash just days after their mid-week trip to St. Johnstone, where they look to build on a three-match winning streak where they beat Raith Rovers (3-1), Hamilton Academical (2-0), and Dundee (2-4) in high-scoring contests all along the way.

Hibs have beaten Celtic twice at this ground since April 2018 and this will surely give Paul Heckingbottom’s men a lot to build on as well, despite a comfortable 2-0 loss at Celtic Park seen just under a month ago. They will now want to show off their character at home ground once again and we feel we’re in for a great challenge on Saturday.

Celtic have, on the other hand, outclassed Motherwell (4-1) with goals from Sinclair, Edouard (x2), and Burke as they bounce back from a Europa League exit in the hands of Valencia (3-0 on aggregate), showing off as dominants again and extending the gap at the top of the table to eight point.

Bhoys have seen Brendan Rodgers’ leave for Leicester since, though, and this could mean trouble. This will also be their first serious challenge in FA Cup after beating Airdrieonians (3-0) and St. Johnstone (5-0) which gives Neil Lennon a lot to prove at Easter Road as soon as this weekend.

We do feel Celtic will be able to show off and we’ll back them to snatch a ticket to the semi-finals here, but we’ll go for an Away win and a Yes on Both teams to score at 11/5 with bet365 – hoping Hibs will be able to put on a solid challenge in the final third.

With that in mind, it’s easy to make a case for a high-scoring contest in Edinburgh and we’re thus also going for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 3/4 with Paddy Power, which has caught the eye of many big hitters already despite the high stakes involved.

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Hibernian vs Celtic Predictions

Hibernian vs Celtic Match Info Match date: 2ndMarch 2019 Kick-Off: 5.15pm GMT Stadium: Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh Hibernian vs Celtic Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 6 Feb 2019 Celtic 2 – 0 Hibernian 16 Dec 2018 Hibernian 2 – 0 Celtic 20 Oct 2018 Celtic 4 – 2 Hibernian Matches played: 79 Hibernian…