FootyMAD's Hibernian match preview

Last updated : 09 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Celtic v Hibernian fixture

Celtic prepare to entertain Hibernian at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Bhoys are clearly on top, having won 81 and lost only 23 of the 134 games.

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

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 18 SepHibernian0 - 1CelticSPL
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

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 13 goals for the The Bhoys, with 3 goals against.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the The Hibees have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 17 games giving them a return of 41 points. Hibernian are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 34 points from 17 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic may be coming up against a decent side in Hibernian, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Bhoys. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Hibernian Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.