Celtic can be crowned Champions of Scotland at Tynecastle on Coronation weekend

Celtic can be crowned as the Champions of Scotland at Tynecastle on Coronation weekend in the first match of the post split schedule that has been announced today by the SPFL. Celtic have to travel through to Edinburgh twice and it’s Hearts who are the first opponents with Ange Posteclogou’s side looking for the three points that will wrap up the retention of the title.

That would allow Michael Beale and the 50,000 supporters of theRangers to provide a sporting guard of honour and to clap the newly crowned Champions onto the field at Ibrox the following week as the Celtic players emerge for what would be a dead rubber match.

Then the Champions would get the chance to be properly acclaimed at Celtic on Saturday 20 May when St Mirren are the visitors. Next up is a midweek trip back to the capital this time to take on Hibs at Easter Road on Wednesday 24 May then it’s Trophy Day at Celtic Park on Saturday 27 May when Aberdeen are the visitors.

Should Celtic fail to beat Hearts then the league could be won at Ibrox the next week.

Calum Beattie, SPFL Chief Operating Officer, speaking about the release of the post split fixtures said, via the official SPFL website: “We know there is always a great deal of interest around the publication of the post-split fixtures and I am pleased to be able to announce the fixtures and TV selections for the final phase of the cinch Premiership season today.

“There is still so much to play for, and it promises to be a hugely exciting run-in.

“It’s a later finish to the season than normal because of the winter World Cup in Qatar so next season will begin a week later, with the group stage of the Viaplay Cup starting on July 15 and the 2023/24 League campaign getting under way on August 5.”

Celtic’s post split Scottish Premiership fixtures…

Hearts v CELTIC – Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh. Date: Sunday 7 May. Kick off Time: 2.15pm

Rangers v CELTIC – Venue: Ibrox, Glasgow. Date: Saturday 13 May. Kick off Time: 12:30pm

CELTIC v St Mirren –Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow. Date: Saturday 20 May. Kick off Time: 3pm

Hibernian v CELTIC – Venue: Easter Road, Edinburgh. Wednesday 24 May. Kick off Time- 7.45pm

CELTIC v Aberdeen – Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow. Date: Saturday 27 May – Kick off Time – 12.30pm

Post-split matches have been chosen for live TV coverage

Sky Sports have selected five matches, starting with Heart of Midlothian v Celtic on Sunday 7 May, kick-off 2.15pm. Other selections are Rangers v Celtic (13 May), Hibernian v Rangers (21 May), Rangers v Heart of Midlothian (24 May) and Celtic v Aberdeen (27 May).

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

Comments are closed.