FM Preview: Celtic v Kilmarnock 24 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd December 2011
The game between Celtic and Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier on 24th December 2011 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Celtic v Kilmarnock fixture
Celtic prepare to entertain Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 81 of the 102 contests.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was just last season, in December 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 15 Oct||Kilmarnock||3 - 3||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 08 May||Kilmarnock||0 - 2||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Wed 20 Apr||Kilmarnock||0 - 4||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Tue 21 Dec||Celtic||1-1||Kilmarnock||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 19 Sep||Kilmarnock||1 - 2||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Celtic||3 - 1||Kilmarnock||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 13 Mar||Kilmarnock||0 - 3||Celtic||Scottish F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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 Bhoys, with 3 goals against.
Kilmarnock have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Killie have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Celtic's total of 44 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Kilmarnock lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 23 from their 18 games so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Celtic may be coming up against a decent side in Kilmarnock, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bhoys. Home Win
|Celtic||6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Kilmarnock||Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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