Hearts (A) Preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Kevin Smith
Hearts v Celtic
Bank of Scotland SPL
Sunday 16th January 2004
Tynecastle Stadium
Live on BBC, Kick Off 3pm

The table-toppers travel to Edinburgh on Sunday, to play third force Hearts. We all remember the last time we played there, with Celtic pushing for a late goal, Hearts managed a winner, taking the three points.

Martin O'Neill's men have not played in league action since the 3-0 dumping of Rangers, Ross County were beaten 2-0 in the Scottish Cup last week. Hearts currently sit third in the league, and this will probably be our hardest game so far this season.

Good news is that Bobo Balde will play the game as he doesn't travel to play in the African Cup of Nations until next week. Liam Miller is apparently out with a long term injury but we are pretty much at full strength.

Tynecastle is always good for a laugh - look out for the 60 or so hun wannabes in the main stand, who will all be locked up before half time!

Supporters have been urged to leave early for the match as there is a lot of road works and train station closures around the area. Visit www.celticfc.net for more information.

The match will be televised live on BBC 1.

Enjoy the game and here's to another three points.

Celtic-Mad Prediction: Hearts 1-2 Celtic