Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

Hibernian vs Celtic betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

Celtic have already won all three meetings with Hibs so far this season, including the League Cup Final in December. Overall, Hibernian are winless in 14 meetings with the Hoops.

Both teams to score is 19/20.

Celtic to win and both teams to score is 9/4.

Georgios Giakoumakis' hat-trick last Sunday means he's scored seven goals for Celtic, six of which have come in the last month. The Greek is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to net anytime.

Match preview

After crashing out of Europe with a whimper, it's full steam ahead on domestic matters for Celtic.

On Thursday, the Hoops exited the UEFA Europa Conference League, losing 2-0 to Bodø/Glimt at Aspmyra Stadion.

This was proceeded by the Norwegian champions' 3-1 victory at Parkhead, meaning Celtic went out in the first knockout round without much of a fight.

However, this'll all be forgiven and forgotten if Ange Postecoglou's side can go on and win the Premiership title in May.

Last weekend, they took another big step towards just that by beating Dundee 3-2 at Celtic Park.

Despite falling behind and then being pegged back, Giorgos Giakoumakis' hat-trick completing goal three minutes from time saw the Celts snatch victory.

With Rangers drawing at Tannadice earlier in the day, Celtic are now three points clear of their rivals, having won eight straight league games.

This is certainly one of their tougher pre-split fixtures so will the league-leaders maintain their advantage?

Hibernian meanwhile enjoyed a crucial victory of their own last weekend.

Jake Doyle-Hayes' brace saw the Hibees to a 2-0 victory over Ross County, ending their six-match Premiership run without a victory.

Despite the fact that was their first league win of 2022, Shaun Maloney's men leapt from seventh up to fourth, into a European positition.

A top five finish is the minimum requirement for Hibs this season, emphasising how important that victory was.

Now, can the capital club defeat the side top of the table at Easter Road?

Hibernian team news

Hibs are currently without Paul Hanlon, Harry Clarke, Demetri Mitchell and Kyle Magennis due to injury.

Without the first two, they're short of centre-back options, meaning Lewis Stevenson and Rocky Bushiri will remain alongside Ryan Porteous at the back.

Goals have been a problem since Martin Boyle left for Al-Faisaly, highlighted by the fact he's still their top scorer.

Ewan Henderson is on loan from Celtic so is ineligible, meaning Chris Mueller, who's arrived from Orlando City, could come in.

Kevin Nisbet will lead the line, getting the nod over Christian Doidge.

Celtic team news

Ange Postecoglou named a rather peculiar side in the Arctic Circle on Thursday, perhaps with this one in mind.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Greg Taylor, Josip Juranović, Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate, Jota and Liel Abada were all on the bench but are all likely to return.

David Turnbull, Mikey Johnston and the man who's brace beat Hibs in the League Cup Final, Kyōgo Furuhashi, are all injured.

Georgios Giakoumakis' hat-trick against Dundee will see him lead the line, getting the nod over Daizen Maeda

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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