FootyMAD's Celtic match preview

Last updated : 21 December 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 84 and win only 23 of the 138 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, the The Bhoys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 23 SepHibernian3 - 2CelticSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Celtic have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Bhoys, with 4 goals against.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Hibees have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 17 games giving them a return of 36 points. Hibernian's 27 points from 17 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 ...

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Celtic may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Hibernian Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.