Hibernian (W) (@2.1) vs Celtic (W) (@2.8)
23-09-2019

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Hibernian (W) will win

Hibernian (W) – Celtic (W) Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 08:00

On Wednesday Rodgers men face a Hibs side that have beaten them in two of their last three encounters, where the hosts will be without Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer through suspension and a number of their first team squad through injury. Johnstone. Celtic recorded their fifth win and fifth clean sheet on the run on Sunday when they ran out 2-0 winners away at St. Hibs arrive in hit and miss form and its that unpredictability that makes Wednesdays match so interesting.

Also, at this venue, they have recorded 21 wins in response to just two losses. The Celts have won both halves of eight of their twelve home-ties in the Premiership. These observations point to the inference that the team from Edinburgh is gearing up for another match with both halves in their kitty. Moreover, the Cabbage was winless in ten of their last 14 games on the road.

In order for that to happen, they need Rangers to drop points against Hearts before having to beat Hibs on Sunday. However, Hibs are also in fantastic form, with only one defeat in Paul Heckingbottom relatively short time at the club. Were going to back the visitors to win here and for both teams to score, with a final result of 3-1. Looking at their recent form, its hard not to back Celtic to win this game, especially if they are so close to finally sealing their 8th consecutive league title.

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That was their second consecutive 2-2 home draw, having also finished all-square with Dundee, but in between they lost 3-0 at Kilmarnock. Hibs ended a seven-match winless streak last weekend when Oli Shaw scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 triumph at Hamilton. It followed a 2-2 draw at home to St Mirren in which Shaw and Ryan Porteous scored Hibs goals.

Celtic have a fantastic record against Hibs and have won three of their last six encounters. Despite a long injury list and the suspension to Ajer, were expecting Celtic to claim another three points at home to Hibs on Wednesday night, but can see the visitors ending their hosts run of clean sheets. Celtic should be too strong for their guests, even with the injuries and suspensions, because confidence is high within the camp and the team are playing some of their best football of the season since losing the Old Firm derby in December. Five of their last seven meetings have seen both teams score though, as have three of Hibs last six matches in all competitions.

Its assumed that the team will stick to their style and pull off another one of such victory. Brendan Rodgerss men have won eight of the last nine overall games, and kept clean sheets in seven of them. Also, the team won 16 of their last 17 home-ties (the loss came in the Europa League) and kept clean sheets in 13 of them.

Unfortunately for the visitors defender Ajer was sent-off in stoppage time for denying a goal scoring opportunity and will now miss the visit of Hibs in midweek. Johnstone did their very best to hold Celtic to a goalless draw all the way through to the seventy-eighth minute of their match on Sunday, but Forrests opening goal was quickly followed up by another from super sub Weah as the league leaders claimed another three points in the Premiership. St.

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James Forrest scored twice, with Odsonne Edouard, Mikael Lustig and Ryan Christie netting in between. Celtic progressed in the Europa League in mid-week, despite a 2-1 loss at home to RB Salzburg ending their ten-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Christie also scored in the previous two games a 1-0 defeat of Aberdeen and 1-1 draw at Motherwell. It was a comedown from the 5-1 thrashing of Kilmarnock last time out in the league, which saw them leapfrog their visitors to move back to the top of the SPL.

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Were confident that Celtic will win and both teams will score on Wednesday, and have backed the final scoreline to end 3-1. Celtic have so many goals in them that it doesnt really matter if their opponents get a goal, and were expecting that to prove to be the case on Wednesday night. Celtic have proved they can still dominate games, keep clean sheets, and continue to pick up three points, despite having a long injury list, but losing Ajer to suspension is going to mean another reshuffle at the back and thats going to present Hibs with more opportunities to score.

Ryan Christie Scored in each of the last three league games to move to seven for the season.Odsonne Edouard The man tasked with replacing Leigh Griffiths in the strikers absence and added his 13th league goal of the season against Kilmarnock.James Forrest The winger scored twice in the win against Kilmarnock and now has 11 for the season.

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Hibs have won 52 by contrast, though 34 of those have been at home. Celtics win at Parkhead earlier this season was their 170th in 295 previous matches against Hibs. Florian Kamberi and Martin Boyle both scored after the break, but Odsonne Edouards double ensured the result was never in doubt. This seasons October meeting saw Tom Rogic open the scoring for Celtic and Olivier Ntcham made it 2-0 after 19 minutes.

Shaw broke the deadlock after just nine minutes, but Aberdeen were back on level terms three minutes later through Considine. However, Aberdeen held on to secure an important three points to keep the pressure on second placed Rangers. Hibs were just outclassed by Aberdeen on Saturday, despite having the home advantage and taking an early lead. The impressive Mackay-Steven scored what turned out to be the winning goal for the visitors in the twenty-second minute, but missed a golden opportunity to secure the three points five minutes into the second half when he missed a penalty.