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Last updated : 09 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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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 The Hibees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 83 and win only 23 of the 137 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the The Bhoys carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 26 NovHibernian2 - 2CelticSPL
2006/2007Sat 26 AugCeltic2 - 1HibernianSPL
2005/2006Sun 16 AprCeltic1 - 1HibernianSPL
2005/2006Sun 12 MarHibernian1 - 2CelticSPL
2005/2006Sat 10 DecCeltic3 - 2HibernianSPL
2005/2006Sun 18 SepHibernian0 - 1CelticSPL
2004/2005Sat 30 AprCeltic1 - 3HibernianSPL

Recent respective form guides

Celtic are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

In complete contrast to Celtic, Hibernian are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Hibees have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 26 games giving them a return of 65 points. Hibernian's 39 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Hibernian Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.