Predicted Celtic XI for Easter Road with Kobayashi and Abada to return to team

Celtic face Hibernian on Wednesday evening as The Scottish Champions look to round of their away travels this season with a victory. Ange’s team were 4-0 winners when the sides last met at Easter Road thanks to a brace from Aaron Mooy and goals from Daizen Maeda and Kyogo.

Saturday’s draw against St Mirren showed slackness in the final third, which is surprising given how clinical the team have been all season. Therefore, we may expect the manager to make a few changes as he looks to reward players with game time.

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.

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