FootyMAD Glasgow Celtic match preview

History of the Hibernian v Glasgow Celtic fixture

Hibernian prepare to entertain Glasgow Celtic at Easter Road Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. Only 33 wins have been recorded in the 132 games, with 65 ending in defeat.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2002, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Hibees in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sun 02 MarCeltic3 - 2HibernianSPL
2002/2003Wed 04 DecHibernian0-1CelticSPL
2002/2003Sat 14 SepCeltic1 - 0HibernianSPL
2001/2002Sat 02 FebHibernian1 - 1CelticSPL
2001/2002Sat 01 DecCeltic3 - 0HibernianSPL
2001/2002Sat 25 AugHibernian1 - 4CelticSPL
2000/2001Sun 06 MayHibernian2 - 5CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the The Bhoys pummel 12 goals, and let in 3.

Hibernian's 8 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 16 points from 6 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hibernian are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Celtic 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.