Celtic vs Hibs Prediction: Bet the Bhoys for a revenge win in Glasgow

 | December 04 | 

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Celtic host Hibernian on Wednesday evening in Glasgow, and Betfred’s Scottish football writer Frank Monkhouse previews the action for us and includes his two Best Bets for the SPL clash...

Celtic vs Hibs Betting Tips:

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 8/15
  • Both teams to score and Celtic win @ 2/1

Scottish Premiership champions and leaders Celtic welcome Hibernian to Parkhead for a Wednesday 7:45 pm start in the standout of the midweek games north of the border. The Bhoys remain unbeaten since Brendan Rodgers returned to replace Ange Postecoglou, and another home win is favourite here. Will the hosts live up to expectations?

Hibs arrive in Glasgow knowing the size of the task ahead, but there’s confidence in the away dressing room. The team from Edinburgh is unbeaten in its last two meetings with the Hoops and aims to make it a hat trick. Can they take something back to the capital? Keep reading to find our thoughts as we browse the stats and form before making a prediction.

Team News

Celtic are going great guns in the Premiership and enjoy an eight-point advantage over nearest rivals Rangers, although Gers have a game in hand. The champions are unbeaten in 15 games with that perfect start, showing a dozen wins and three draws with 38 goals scored and nine conceded. But all is not well at Celtic Park, with fans left reeling from yet another disastrous Champions League campaign.

The Celts are at the bottom of Group E after losing four and drawing one game, scoring three but conceding 14. Their recent form in UEFA’s flagship competition is a source of embarrassment for the club’s supporters, who blame the board for years of under-investment. There’s a strange atmosphere around the place at present, but the players haven’t allowed it to affect their performances.

Premiership form team

Hibs travel from the capital sitting fifth in the Scottish Premiership with five wins, six draws and four defeats. They have 21 points on the board and take heart from an extended unbeaten run that has lifted them through the pecking order. Victory in each of their last three games has Nick Montgomery’s team in contention for a European finish, but they face a tough midweek trip to Glasgow, knowing defeat could undo their recent good work.

Collecting nine points in their last three games makes Hibs one of the form teams in the league, and their efforts are matched only by city rivals Hearts, who have also won their last three. The Hibees were last seen beating Aberdeen 2-0 at Easter Road and believe they’re good enough to take at least a point from Glasgow. They secured a hard-fought goalless draw with the champions in Edinburgh earlier in the campaign and would view a repeat performance as an excellent result and timely morale boost for the squad.

Celtic vs Hibs Odds:

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Do you expect the champions to make home advantage count under the bright lights in Glasgow? Back Celtic for an important victory at odds of 1/6, which is a quote best suited to your midweek multiples, including Scottish football accumulators. Hibs to score a rare win at Parkhead is 10/1, or you can follow back-to-back draws at a tempting 11/2. The latter is sure to be popular, given Hibs' recent form and the mood around Celtic Park at present.

Bet 1: Over 2.5 goals @ 8/15

Our main bet at Celtic Park is on over 2.5 goals for both teams combined at odds of 8/15, which is available on the Betfred app at the time of writing. Taking more than two goals to be scored in this fixture would’ve landed you a profit in four of the previous five, the spare being that goalless finish in the capital last time.

Over 2.5 goals would’ve been a winning bet when Hibs beat Dundee and drew with St Mirren last month. Our approach would’ve also banked you a profit in Celtic’s weekend win over St Johnstone in Perth and their meetings with Aberdeen, Atletico Madrid, Ross County, and St Mirren, making it a strong trend to follow.

Bet 2: Both score and Celtic win @ 2/1

Looking for a play at bigger odds? We’re backing both teams to score and Celtic to win in Glasgow on Wednesday. That approach has served us well in recent games as the champions remain confident in attack but appear fragile at the back, especially around set-pieces, including corners. They conceded a sloppy goal from a corner in Perth and at home to Motherwell.

Hibs have also found their scoring boots, putting two past Aberdeen and Dundee after beating Kilmarnock 1-0 in the capital. We also take confidence from knowing a bet on both score and Celtic win would’ve landed you a profit the last two times Celtic hosted Hibs. Fancy a treble?

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