FootyMAD's Celtic match preview

Last updated : 19 May 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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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 33 of the 139 games played, and losing 70.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 10 FebCeltic1 - 0HibernianSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Hibees in those games, with 7 conceded.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The The Bhoys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Hibernian's 46 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 37 games giving them a return of 84 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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 Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Celtic Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.