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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 85 and win only 23 of the 140 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2008, with Celtic running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 11 MayCeltic2 - 0HibernianSPL
2007/2008Sat 01 MarHibernian0 - 2CelticSPL
2007/2008Sat 22 DecCeltic1 - 1HibernianSPL
2007/2008Sun 23 SepHibernian3 - 2CelticSPL
2006/2007Sun 20 MayHibernian2 - 1CelticSPL
2006/2007Sat 10 FebCeltic1 - 0HibernianSPL
2006/2007Sun 26 NovHibernian2 - 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 16 goals for the The Bhoys, with 6 goals against.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 9 games giving them a return of 22 points. Hibernian find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 14 points they have accumulated from 9 games.

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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 Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Hibernian Undefeated in last 3 away games.