Hibernian vs CelticScottish Premiership, KO: 20:00 Feb 7, 2024, Easter Road
CELTIC remain top of the Scottish Premiership, won the treble last season and have collected 16 out of a possible 18 points in their last six league games including a win over challengers Rangers.
But there is a growing suspicion all is not well with the champions with their fans one bad result away from full scale revolt against their spendthrift board.
However, Wednesday's trip to the capital to play Hibs will see them play a side who have fans even more unhappy.
Celtic dominated Aberdeen in the first half at Pittodrie, but when the Dons finally came out of their shells, they came close to defeating a Hoops side who look a shadow of the team that produced last term's swashbuckling displays.
A frankly pitiful transfer window for a club with the resources of Celtic have outraged their supporters who suspect their board are sleeeping at the wheel and would rather stockpile finances than spend it on players.
Hibs are now under new ownership and there's even talk of that leading to an eventual challenge on the Old Firm with Bill Foley's millions.
But right now, they'd be hard pushed to challenge fellow capital side Civil Service Strollers never mind Celtic after two points from their last six league games.
How the bookies view it
Celtic are solid 1/3 favourites with McBookie.com.
Recent head to heads
Celtic failed to win in Leith already this season after a goalless draw at Easter Road in October. They did cruise to a 4-1 success in December though.
Players to watch
On loan Hertha Berlin star Myziane Maolida scored at Kilmarnock and is 15/2 to score anytime with bet365.
New Celtic signing Nicolas Kuhn was the hero when he came off the bench to equalise against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. He is 5/2 to score on Wednesday with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
As much as Celtic are nowhere near their best, Hibs look a far bigger shambles at the moment and pressure is mounting on hapless boss Nick Montgomery.
He brought in seven players – many from Bournemouth – but seems clueless on how to use them and they look like a team in disarray.
If Celtic – who now have Rangers breathing down their necks – take the chances they will inevitably create, it could get embarrassing for the hosts who are a mess defensively.
Back Celtic -1 on the handicap at 10/11 with McBookie.com and, if it clicks for them, they could easily end up scoring a few goals.
They are 5/4 to score over two goals at Paddy Power.
Celtic won 12-1 on the corner count against Aberdeen so won the handicap we suggested. They can do it again against Hibs -4 at 20/21 with bet365.
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