FootyMAD's Hibernian match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hibernian v Glasgow Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Hibernian at Easter Road Stadium on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 68 of the 136 previous games, with the hosts winning just 33.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 30 AprCeltic1 - 3HibernianSPL
2004/2005Sun 06 MarHibernian1 - 3CelticSPL
2004/2005Sat 04 DecCeltic2 - 1HibernianSPL
2004/2005Sun 19 SepHibernian2 - 2CelticSPL
2003/2004Sun 21 MarHibernian0 - 4CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 27 DecCeltic6 - 0HibernianSPL
2003/2004Thu 18 DecHibernian2 - 1CelticSLGC

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Bhoys have hit 12 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hibernian find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 13 points they have accumulated from 6 games. Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 13 points from 6 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Celtic only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Easter Road Stadium will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Celtic Last drawn game 7 outings ago.