It’s hard to predict the mentality of the Celtic team going into today’s SPFL clash. Celtic fans were downtrodden for 86 minutes Thursday night until news from Germany sent every Celtic fan into delirium.
Maybe somewhere in the back of the players and fans minds is the thought of what was probably one of the worse Celtic performances in the Europa League. The Celtic faithful would expect a lot more at home from their team despite the opposition.
Hibs are certainly not firing on all cylinders, but Neil Lennon’s teams have caused Celtic more problems than many other squads in the league. The mentality of the Celtic players will need to 100% if the Bhoys are to take away 3 points and return to the top of the SPFL table today.
The Celts need to play a staggering nine games in December. Brendan Rodgers will be forced to make changes to his recent winning formula due to injuries and fitness rotation. The truth is January can’t come quick enough. Celtic have one striker available to them in the run into the new year.
Celtic have won just one of their last five away top-flight matches against Hibernian (D2 L2) having won five consecutive Scottish Premiership games at Easter Road prior to this run. Celtic are unbeaten in nine Scottish Premiership games since their 1-2 defeat against Kilmarnock in September (W7 D2).