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Celtic: Predicted XI to face Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership

Celtic: Predicted XI to face Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership - Celtic News

It has been a good few days for Celtic as they beat Livingston 3-2 in the Scottish Premiership last weekend to move within a point of top of the league, with one game in hand.

They then managed to progress to the next round of the Europa League qualifiers following a 1-0 victory against Riga FC. This win wasn’t so easy to come by however as it took a 90th minute goal from Mohamed Elyounoussi to win the match.

They now have a very tough game in the Premiership against third-placed Hibernian, who managed to pick up a 2-2 draw against Glasgow Rangers last weekend, and therefore the Hoops will have to be at their best to get a positive result. Here is the TT predicted XI, which sees Neil Lennon make three changes from the Europa League fixture.

Christopher Jullien was missing from the game in Europe due to a slight back injury, with Lennon not taking him for the fixture, but this could have been as a precaution to save the 27-year-old for the Hibs game. He would definitely provide some steel at the back which will be needed for this match, indeed in his five league appearances this term the club have kept three clean sheets.

Jeremie Frimpong came on for James Forrest against Riga as the winger was injured in the 35th minute, per SofaScore, and the full-back impressed, picking up the assist for the only goal in the match and this attacking intent could be crucial to the Hoops picking up the three points.

Ryan Christie, Scott Brown and Callum McGregor all played midweek, but they are crucial to the starting eleven, especially Christie, who has picked up three goals and five assists in his ten matches this campaign, per Transfermarkt.

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Despite Odsonne Edouard having a little dip in form as he hasn’t scored since the 12th September, there is no way you can rest the talisman who has five goals and one assist in seven appearances, per Transfermarkt. Both him and Albian Ajeti will be crucial to the Hoops getting three points. Ajeti is performing well for the club at the moment as he has managed four goals and one assist in his five SPFL appearances, per Transfermarkt.

Celtic fans, what are your thoughts on this starting eleven? Let us know down below!

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