Hibernian v Celtic: Team News, Match Officials, KO Time and Where to Watch

Celtic face Hibernian at Easter Road in their final away game of the season. The Scottish Champions go into the game having lost at Ibrox and drawn against St Mirren on Saturday having sealed the league title against Hearts at Tynecastle earlier this month.

With trophy day on Saturday and the Scottish Cup Final on the 3rd of June, Ange Postecoglou’s side will be keen to finish the season strongly given how dominant the team have been throughout the season.

Team News

Ange Postecoglou will likely ring the changes after the weekend’s result as he looks to reinvigorate the Champions. Players like James Forrest and David Turnbull will fancy the opportunity to get some time on the pitch, especially with the Inverness CT clash looming large.

Alistair Johnston trained on Tuesday but will not be involved this evening as he looks to build himself back towards the Cup Final. There are no fresh concerns after the weekend. Aaron Mooy and Cameron Carter-Vickers remain out. Stephen Welsh trained but it remains to be seen whether the Scottish central defender makes the squad given his return from injury.

Joe Hart will remain in goals. Expect Greg Taylor and Tony Ralston to remain in the full-back berths with Carl Starfelt and Yuki Kobayashi in the central pairing. In midfield, Callum McGregor will play. You would expect Tomoki Iwata to step into midfield with Matt O’Riley, allowing Reo Hatate to start from the bench.

In attack, the manager may look to start Oh despite having Cinch Player of the Season Kyogo at his disposal. It is likely to be the Japanese sensation that starts through the middle. Liel Abada could get a start at right wing with Daizen Maeda at left wing.

Predicted XI: Hart; Ralston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Taylor; McGregor, O’Riley, Iwata; Abada, Kyogo, Maeda.

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Celtic vs St Mirren Cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on May 20, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Match Officials

Kevin Clancy is the man in the middle. The referee will be assisted by David McGeachie and Craig Ferguson. Fourth Official duties will be undertaken by Steven Kirkland. Meanwhile, Andrew Dallas will operate as VAR at Clydesdale House with Graeme Leslie acting as AVAR.

Kick Off Time

The game kicks off at 7:45pm (Celtic Park time).

Where to Watch – PPV on Hibs TV for £12.99

The game will not be shown on Sky Sports and will instead be available via Hibs TV on a PPV basis with tonight’s game costing you £12.99 for a game pass, you can ORDER HERE. This is part of the modification to the SPFL’s broadcasting agreement with Sky Sports which allows the clubs to broadcast a Pay Per View service, essentially to increase their revenue from the Celtic or theRangers supporters who these days struggle to get tickets due to reduced allocations.

If you are based outside of Britain or Ireland then tonight’s Hibs v Celtic game will be available to subscribers on Celtic TV.

About Author

Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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