Celtic vs Hearts Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs Hearts Scottish Premiership Predictions by LeagueLane

Celtic vs Hearts
Scottish Premiership
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

Two teams with a long history of rivalry are going to cross paths again in Saturdays Premiership fixture. These two teams are at the top of the table and the fans are expecting a classic encounter yet again.

The side managed by Brendan Rodgers are the reigning champions and are just 4 points below the table toppers. They have won 7 of their 10 games and with a game in hand has a golden opportunity to go on top.

In 5 of their previous 6 matches in all competitions had over 2.5 goals in total.

In the league they are currently on a 4 game win streak and are favorites going into Saturday’s match.

At home they have an envious record of 11 game unbeaten streak from all competitions and have 10 wins included in them. Also they are on a 6 game win streak at Celtic Park.

The Jam Tarts have surprised everyone this season. From 6th in the last season to table toppers in this, a major upgrade has been done by manager Craig Levein.

His team has only lost 1 game in the Premiership and has 8 wins, and have one of the best defenses in the competition.

From last 6 games across all venues they have 3 wins and lost only 2. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of those games.

They have 5 wins in last 6 away games and a loss against Rangers.

The visitors have to settle accounts with the Celts for a 3-0 loss in Betfred cup semi-finals held this week and if they win this match they will literally have a hand in the trophy.

Celtic vs Hearts: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 6 h2h games Celtic leads with 4 victories and Hearts have won twice.
  • A scoreline of over 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of those games.
  • Celtic are unbeaten in 11 games at home against these opponents.
  • Celts are on a 5 game win streak at home in h2h clashes.
  • In the recent 9 home games of Celts 6 games had over 2.5 goals scored in total.

Celtic vs Hearts: Prediction

The champions come into this match with clear mental advantage over the Levein’s men. Having won the h2h in a dominant fashion earlier this week, the visitors will look to start from where they left in that game.

Both these teams are the top scorers in the league with the hosts scoring 12 and the visitors with 10 goals already. Also both these teams have been scoring consistently in their previous matches. The Celts have scored in 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions. The Hearts have found the net in 4 of their last 6 games as well. So we can place a bet on both the teams to score in this game with 2.23 odds.

In the last 6 games across all competitions played by Celts, 5 games had over 2.5 goals were scored in total. Also over 2.5 goals were recorded in 6 of the previous 7 games played by Hearts in all competitions. Considering that 4 of the last 5 h2h matches also had the same trend, we can place our money on this game to have over 2.5 goals at final whistle with 1.75 odd.

Celtic vs Hearts: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.72 (5/7).
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.23 (11/9).