11th January 2021 – 20:45, Celtic Park, Glasgow
The 23rd round of the Scottish Premiership will be closed with a clash between Celtic and Hibernian on Monday evening. The hosts want to keep their title hopes alive, while the away side will search for a surprise.
Match Preview & Team News
Celtic heads to this game after a narrow 1:0 defeat in Old Firm that hurt their title bid severely. The home side is 22 points behind Rangers, having four games in hand. Even if they win all those matches, Celtic would still be 10 points behind their fiercest rivals. Neil Lennon’s side enjoyed a four-wins streak before the Rangers game, and they managed to keep the clean sheet in all four. Odsonne Edouard and the lads tied three victories at Celtic Park, and they suffered only one defeat at the home ground. Celtic is the second most efficient team in league with 45 goals scored, and although they had some troubles in the back, they managed to consolidate the defense. However, the defending champions need to stop spilling points if they want to win their 10th consecutive title.
After three straight defeats, Hibernian slipped to the 4th spot being seven points behind their upcoming rivals. The visitors had severe trouble converting their chances into goals as they failed to find the oppositions’ net in all three games. Hibs celebrated only once in the past five rounds, and they need to get back on the winning track if they want to challenge one of the continental spots. Interestingly, Jack Ross’s side performs way better at away grounds rather than at Easter Road. The team from Edinburgh celebrated seven times in 11 outings this season, and they conceded only seven times when playing away from home. However, another tough challenge is ahead of them, and they would try to avoid another consecutive defeat.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Celtic allowed only three points to their rivals in the past ten years at Celtic Park, and those games ended in a draw. The visitors are on a bad run, and the home side could take advantage of that fact to pick up all three points from this clash.
Goals Market Prediction
Despite being the third most productive team in the league, Hibs are scoring just a bit more than a goal per game on average. They failed to score three times in a row, and the visitors also were unable to find the back of the net in the last three games at Celtic Park. We believe Celtic should keep the clean sheet once again.
Celtic vs Hibernian
Celtic to win @ 1.35
BTTS No @ 1.90
Correct score 2:0 @ 7.00