FootyMAD's Celtic match preview

Last updated : 22 September 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, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 70 of the 140 previous games, with the The Hibees winning just 34.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2007, the The Hibees carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 20 MayHibernian2-1CelticSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Hibees in those games, with 10 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 games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the The Bhoys, and 5 goals against.

Hibernian find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 12 points they have accumulated from 6 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 6 games giving them a return of 16 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Hibees, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Celtic 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.