Celtic will face Hibs on Wednesday evening with Ange Postecoglou leading his team away from home for the final time this season. After disappointing performances against Rangers and St Mirren recently, the Hoops will be aiming to secure all three points at Easter Road. To prepare for the match, we have provided our predicted lineup below.

Despite his recent mistakes, Joe Hart will likely continue in goal. Anthony Ralston will start at right-back, and Yuki Kobayashi will come back in at centre-half alongside Carl Starfelt. At left-back, Greg Taylor is expected to start once again. Kobayashi was benched for the St Mirren game for Iwata who didn’t have the best game against Curtis main

28th December 2022; Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Celtic;

In midfield, it is unlikely that Callum McGregor will be dropped, so he will start. With Aaron Mooy not in the squad, Matt O’Riley will likely continue along with Reo Hatate.

There may be minutes for the likes of David Turnbull and Ben Summers off the bench. Up top, Kyogo will start following his goal on Saturday. Meanwhile, Liel Abada will come in for Daizen Maeda on the right, and Jota will begin on the left.

For this game, Postecoglou may take a more pragmatic approach and play many of his first-choice players to secure a long-awaited win. Then, on trophy day, the Australian will look to rotate and rest ahead of the final.

To summarise, here is our predicted starting lineup for Wednesday night: Hart, Ralston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley, Abada, Jota, Kyogo.


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