The Scottish Premiership

Hibernian vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Celtic have won their two prior meetings with Hibernian this season
Celtic have won their two prior meetings with Hibernian this season / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages
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An out-of-form Hibernian host league-leading Celtic in the Scottish Premiership at Sunday lunchtime.

Hibs recorded their first victory of 2022 last weekend with a 2-0 win over Ross County after losing four of their first six games this year. Celtic may have had their European campaign concluded by Norway's Bodo/Glimt but come into the contest buoyed by an eight-game winning run in domestic competition.

Here's all you need to know about this weekend's meeting between the pair.


How to watch Hibernian vs Celtic on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 27 February, 12:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Easter Road
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Football (UK), CBS (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Referee? Kevin Clancy


Hibernian team news

Hibernian's poor form this calendar year has coincided with the absence of their experienced centre-back Paul Hanlon. The 32-year-old has been nursing a heel injury since the club's last meeting with Celtic in January.

Fellow defender Paul McGinn - brother of Aston Villa's John - was forced off after 11 minutes against Rangers with a knock at the start of February. Joe Newell also missed the club's only win of 2022 last weekend.

Harry Clark (hamstring), Kyle Magennis (groin) and Demetri Mitchell (ankle) are all doubtful for Celtic's visit as the trio aren't expected to recover from their various ailments until early March.


Celtic team news

Neither Kyogo Furuhashi nor David Turnbull, two of Celtic's four most prolific scorers this season, have featured since the turn of the year. However, the pair are edging nearer a return.

Albian Ajeti completes the trio of hamstring injuries on the road to recovery. However, regular substitute Michael Johnston isn't expected to return as swiftly from an ankle issue.


Hibernian vs Celtic score prediction

A 5-1 aggregate defeat to Norway's Bodo/Glimt may have exposed some of Celtic's European shortcomings. However, Ange Postecoglou's side have hit their stride on Scottish soil.

Celtic haven't recorded anything other than a Premiership victory in Parkhead since Livingston managed to frustrate them into a 0-0 draw with 15% possession on the other side of Halloween.

It would be thoroughly surprising if Hibs become the first Scottish side to earn a win at Celtic Park since January 2021 this weekend.

Prediction: Hibernian 0-2 Celtic

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