FM Preview: Celtic v Hibernian 29 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Celtic v Hibernian fixture

Hibernian face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hibees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 90 and win only 24 of the 146 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Celtic running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Wed 26 Oct Hibernian 1 - 4 Celtic Scottish League Cup
2011/2012 Sun 24 Jul Hibernian 0 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 06 Apr Celtic 3-1 Hibernian Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Hibernian 0 - 3 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Celtic 2 - 1 Hibernian Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 17 Apr Celtic 3 - 2 Hibernian Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 04 Apr Hibernian 0 - 1 Celtic Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Celtic have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bhoys in those games, with 3 conceded.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hibees have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic's total of 22 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Hibernian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 12 points from their 12 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 2 3 1 11 9 9
Hibernian 6 2 1 3 10 13 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bhoys, as the Hibees have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Celtic Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Hibernian Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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