Celtic vs Hibernian match sneak peek, group news, forecasts, kick-off times
After Christopher Jullien’s favorable Covid-19 test, 13 other Celtic players are separating; Hibs missing goalkeeper Ofir Marciano; watch Celtic vs Hibs on Monday, kick-off 7.45 pm, live on Sky Sports Football; complimentary match highlights published on Sky Sports website, app and YouTube channel
Team news, stats and predictions for Celtic’s house clash with Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Monday night.
Celtic have 13 gamers absent under Covid-19 protocols, having actually been forced to isolate following Christopher Jullien’s positive test.
Supervisor Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy have actually also been deemed close contacts of the defender and have been required to isolate alongside their gamers.
The Bhoys were already sure to be without central protectors Shane Duffy and Nir Bitton for their Scottish Premiership clash.
Bitton is suspended following his Ibrox red card and Duffy will miss out on the video game after leaving Celtic’s Dubai training camp early to deal with a personal matter. The Irishman will go back to the squad after Monday’s game.
James Forrest stays unavailable but has stepped up his rehabilitation work following ankle surgery.
Hibernian will once again be without goalkeeper Ofir Marciano (calf).
But they have actually filled deep space left by Marciano’s injury and Dillon Barnes’ return to QPR with new loan finalizing Matt Macey and Kevin Dabrowski, who was recalled from Dumbarton.
Kyle Magennis (hamstring) and Sean Mackie (thigh) stay out while Scott Allan is developing up his physical fitness after disease.
Key stat: Celtic are unbeaten in 6 league meetings with Hibernian (W3 D3), with their last such defeat coming when existing manager Neil Lennon was in the Hibs dugout in December 2018 (0-2).