There aren’t too many teams in the SPFL that can go head to head with stats against Celtic and come out looking too smart. Hibs under Neil Lennon has been a bit of a bogey team for Rodgers.
If you are a half glass full or half empty type will determine how you read Celtic’s head to head record with Hibs. There is no doubt under Lenny the Edinburgh team have had some memorable days. Of the last three encounters, Hibs have won two and Celtic one. How many other teams can say that? But it doesn’t tell the whole story. (continues below…)
The last time Hibs won at Paradise was in January 2010. The illusion of Celtic’s ugly record against Hibs doesn’t really apply tonight. Hibernian have mastered Celtic the last two times the teams played at Easter Road.
On the other side of the coin, Celtic’s home record is immaculate this season. Brendan Rodgers has won every domestic game at Celtic Park. Celtic have not conceded any goals in 2019.
The Hibees were tipped early in the season to finish second or third. Their season so far has been disastrous. Hibs are the team with the ugly records tonight. They have only won one of their last seven games. There has been a well-documented fall out with Neil Lennon and his untimely departure. They look more like finishing second last than second.
All the same, beating a struggling Hibs side will still be a tough task. They do manage to raise their game against the Champions and Celtic’s injury worries are a concern.
Kick off from Paradise is at 19:45. As usual, we will have all the pre and post match reaction.