Celtic have an unchanged squad for the trip to Easter Road this evening. Following an eight-game winless run away from home, Celtic have now won their last two league matches on the road.
It is probably not the time to be banging on about Celtic turning a corner though until tonight’s game is over. Celtic don’t have a great record at Easter Road in recent years.
Hibernian are unbeaten in seven home league meetings with Celtic (W2 D5) since a 0-4 reverse in January 2014 under Terry Butcher. Celtic have lost none of their last eight league games against Hibernian (W3 D5) since a 2-0 defeat in December 2018 under Brendan Rodgers.
Christopher Jullien will continue building up his fitness after returning to full training, while James Forrest is closing in on a comeback but is still not ready. Greg Taylor (shoulder) and Karamoko Dembele (ankle) remain on the sidelines after surgery.
Ryan Porteous returns to the Hibernian squad after completing a two-match ban for that famous phantom foul at Ibrox.
Ange Postecoglou said at the weekend that Liel Abada was dropped to give the young winger a rest due to the number of games he has played but Kyogo on the right-wing didn’t really work out. With fans looking to see more of Giakoumakis in action after he opened his goal account at the weekend, all eyes will be on the front three selection.
The wait is over, this your Hoops team for tonight Easter Road clash:
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 27, 2021
So while we are all waiting to see if Gia starts or Abada comes back in Mikey Johnston drops in the starting eleven out of nowhere. It’s Johnston’s first start this season after non-stop injury problems, will this be his breakthrough season where he cements down a first-team spot?
If you are into omens Celtic are unbeaten in their last 38 league matches played on a Wednesday.