Hibernian vs CelticScottish Premiership, KO: 19:45 Oct 27, 2021, Easter Road
ONE of the standout fixtures in the latest round of Scottish Premiership matches will take place at Easter Road on Wednesday night as Hibernian play host to Celtic.
The teams head into the game in contrasting form as the home side look to snap a three-game losing streak, while the visitors are seeking a fifth win on the spin.
Jack Ross has conceded that his team are currently enduring their stickiest spell under his stewardship and the capital club should expect little respite when a resurgent Celtic roll into Easter Road on Wednesday night.
Ange Postecoglou's side continued their upward curve with a comfortable 2-0 win over St Johnstone on Saturday, a game which brought up both of my Celtic Park selections.
That means the Hoops have won each of their last four matches across all competitions and they will look to continue their fine run of form by claiming all three points in Leith.
Hibernian have won just one of their last five Scottish Premiership fixtures and the bookies odds suggest that sequence will continue, with a home win trading at 43/10 (SBK) while a share of the spoils pays 3/1 (SBK) with the same firm.
Celtic haven't won a league game at Easter Road in seven years, but the Bhoys head into this clash as odds-on 11/18 favourites with SBK.
Celtic are worthy favourites here but they are unlikely to have things all their own way, so I'm going to swerve the match result market here and instead combine over one match goal, over three Celtic corners and over two match cards, a 4/5 Bet Builder with William Hill.
Goals have been a regular feature in games involving Celtic this season, with 19 of their 21 matches across all competitions producing two or more strikes.
Hibs fixtures have also been fairly goal-heavy this term, with six of the capital clubs opening 10 league matches of the season crossing the over 2.5 goal barrier.
With that in mind, coupled with the array of attacking talent that will be on show, I'm more than happy to side with two or more goals at Easter Road this midweek.
Ange Postecoglou’s gung-ho brand of football has seen Celtic average a whopping 8.40corners per-game in the league this season, so I'll also throw over 3.5 Celtic corners into the equation.
That attacked-minded Hoops have hit the 4+ flagkick line in each of their 10 league outings this term and they should continue that trend against Hibs team that have hit a bump in the road.
To round off the Bet Builder I'll go with over two match cards in what promises to be a tasty tussle under the Leith lights on Wednesday night.
The Hibees shared seven cards during recent dust up's with Aberdeen and Rangers and it's also worth noting that referee Don Robertson has dished out at least three bookings in six of his last seven Scottish outings.
With all things considered, I'll also delve into the number of cards market and take the 19/20 on offer with UniBet for Over 3.5 Cards to be flashed at Easter Road.
Over 3.5 Cards has copped in four of Hibs' last five matches and the same wager holds plenty of appeal on Wednesday night given that we have all the ingredients required for an action-packed match-up.
This Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic will be played on Oct 27, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Hibernian vs Celtic prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.