Hearts vs Celtic
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).
Celtic have continued their domination in the Premiership this season too. This Wednesday they may be on the road, but the fact that they are taking on 11th placed team, in a league of 12, certainly tips the scales in the favor of the reigning champions of Scotland.
Hearts vs Celtic Match Preview
Hearts had taken on St. Johnstone the last match-day, and despite having home advantage, the former conceded a 0-1 loss. It must have hurt the assembled fans that the lone goal came in the 74th minute.
Celtic meanwhile, employed their home status well against Hibernian. One goal apiece in each of the halves settled the game in their favor, 2-0.
This Wednesday, understand that the game is between the topper of the table, and the second-last team in standings. Celtic are not only the current leader in points, but they are also the defending champions of the competition.
Ready to get amazed even more? Last May, Celtic delivered their eighth league title in a row, and 50th in overall.
They have also scored the most number of goals in the competition this campaign, and have conceded the least. In fact, other than Rangers, no other team have scored 30 goals, while Celtic alone have recorded 48.
In terms of defense, only Celtic have managed to keep it in single digits, while once again, every other team other than Rangers have conceded 20 or more.
On the other hand, Hearts are placed second to last in the table, and have managed just 12 points from their 17 games. They are also the worst home team in the whole league, while Celtic are the best on the road after Rangers.
In addition, Hearts were winless in 12 of their former 13 games, and failed to score in nine of their last twelve matches. At home, the team has managed to register two wins from their previous sixteen appearances, and could record just 2 clean sheets from their prior 22 attempts.
Hearts vs Celtic Head-to-head (h2h)
- Celtic are on a six-game winning run against this opponent.
- 33 of the previous 38 wins went to Celtic as well.
- Hearts conceded a total of 17 goals from the prior six clashes.
- 14 of the preceding 16 wins at this venue went to the guests.
- 15 of the former 17 encounters at this stadium saw Celtic scoring two or more goals.
Hearts vs Celtic Prediction
Celtic had won 13 of their previous 14 match-ups, and five of their preceding six on the road. Most importantly, they won the former six straight h2h clashes against this opponent, and recorded 33 of the prior 38 such wins.
Also, at this venue, Celtic delivered 14 of the last 16 wins, and scored twice or more goals in 15 of the previous 17 meetings here.
Taking into account all these observations, count on Celtic to maintain their dominance, and deliver another massive win this Wednesday. Punters with affinity to a little bit of risk could try the bet – Celtic to Win to Nil at 1.90 odd.
Hearts vs Celtic Betting Tips
Celtic to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in Both Halves: Celtic @ 1.90 (9/10)
Half Time Result: Celtic @ 1.75 (3/4).