FM Preview: Hibernian v Celtic 19 Feb 2012

Last updated : 18 February 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Hibernian v Celtic fixture

Hibernian prepare to entertain Celtic at Easter Road Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 36 of the 149 games played, and losing 76.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Scottish League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Celtic 0 - 0 Hibernian Scottish Premier
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

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Recent respective form guides

Hibernian's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Hibees have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Celtic's away form is none too clever either, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Bhoys scoring 17 and conceding 1.

Hibernian are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 25 matches.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 26 games giving them a return of 65 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Hibernian 6 3 1 2 9 11 10
Celtic 6 6 0 0 14 2 18

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Hibees at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Bhoys come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Hibernian No sequences of note
Celtic 7 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 11 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.

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