FootyMAD's Glasgow Celtic match preview

Last updated : 03 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Glasgow Celtic v Hibernian fixture

Hibernian face a trip to Glasgow Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hibees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 80 and win only 22 of the 132 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2003, with Celtic annihilating their visitors 6 - 0 in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 19 SepHibernian2 - 2CelticSPL
2003/2004Sun 21 MarHibernian0 - 4CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 27 DecCeltic6 - 0HibernianSPL
2003/2004Thu 18 DecHibernian2 - 1CelticSLC
2003/2004Sat 27 SepHibernian1 - 2CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 02 MarCeltic3 - 2HibernianSPL
2002/2003Wed 04 DecHibernian0 - 1CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 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. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 38 points from 16 games. Hibernian find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 27 points they have accumulated from 16 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.
16 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Hibernian 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.