Celtic vs HibernianScottish Premiership, KO: 19:45 Dec 6, 2023, Parkhead
CELTIC needed a half time bollocking from Brendan Rodgers to get themselves sorted out at St Johnstone on Sunday.
It worked a treat and they were a team transformed in the second half in Perth. So it will be interesting to see which Celtic turn up at home to Hibs.
The Hoops remain eight points clear at the top over Rangers, who have a game in hand, but they were sluggish against the struggling Saints before a goal from skipper Callum McGregor energised them with the equaliser and they went on to produce one of their best displays of the season after that.
Celtic have been far from their best at home this season and have already dropped points at home to St Johnstone and Motherwell.
And Hibs are the only team to take any points from them away from Glasgow after a goalless draw earlier this season.
Hibs beat Aberdeen 2-0 on Sunday, but they rode their luck and the Dons' usually-deadly striker Bojan Miovski had a complete off-day.
But Nick Montgomery's side are in decent form with three wins in a row over Kilmarnock, Dundee and Aberdeen.
How the bookies view it
Celtic are always going to be huge favourites here and are 2/9 good things with bet365.
Recent head to heads
As stated, Hibs held Celtic to a goalless draw in Edinburgh in October and also beat them 4-2 in their last meeting at Easter Road last season when the league had long been wrapped up.
But Celtic won 6-1 and 3-1 at home last season and Hibs haven't won at Parkhead since 2010.
Players to watch.
Kyogo Furuhashi had something of an unusual off day against St Johnstone on Sunday and has only scored one goal in his last eight games. He's due for that run to end although the layers know this and that's why he is just 4/6 to score anytime with bet365.
Dutch striker Dylan Vente was due a goal having gone nine games without one and he duly ended his drought at the tenth time of asking against Aberdeen at the weekend. He is an enticing 6/1 to score anytime with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Celtic should take the warning by Brendan Rodgers on board and you can expect a more positive start on Wednesday. Hibs left plenty of gaps at the weekend and a better team than Aberdeen could and should have scored plenty.
They should be charging out of the blocks and although Coral's 8/11 is odds-on for a half-time-full time home win, it looks a solid shout.
It wouldn't be the biggest of surprises if Celtic win this well. Back them to win both both halves with McBookie.com at 11/8.
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