The Hoops edged to a 1-0 victory over the Hibees the last time the two sides met and Neil Lennon’s men are chalked up as red-hot favourites to claim victory here, with Paddy Power offering just 2/5 (1.40) on an away win this weekend.
Hibs suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of St Mirren last weekend and the Edinburgh club can be backed at a chunky 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power to bounce back by beating the defending champions while the same firm go 7/2 (4.50) that the match ends in stalemate.
It is worth noting that the 1-1 draw between the sides at Easter Road in October is the only occasion on which Neil Lennon’s side have dropped points on the road this season and they will be eager to make amends by claiming all three points from this weekend’s trip to Leith.
The Hibees have won just three of their 12 Premiership matches at Easter Road thus far this season and Terry Butcher’s men could be in for another difficult afternoon when the Hoops visit on Sunday.
Neil Lennon’s men have kept nine consecutive clean sheets in domestic competition and it is that impressive defensive record that could prove to be the key to victory over a Hibernian side that have just 21 goals in 23 league matches so far this term.
With that in mind, the 13/10 (2.30) quote from Paddy Power for Celtic to win-to-nil certainly carries plenty of appeal here while the 11/10 (2.10) on offer from the same firm for fewer than three goals to be scored is tempting, considering that Hibs have leaked just 23 goals in the Premiership so far this season.
Terry Butcher’s side will be keen to keep things tight but they may lack the penetration required to break down Celtic’s solid defensive unit and punters are advised to snap up the generous 13/10 (2.30) quote for Neil Lennon’s side to win to nil for a tenth successive match in domestic competition.
|Celtic to win to nil at 13/10 (2.30) 2pts with Paddy Power
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