One interesting aspect of Celtic’s upcoming league match against Hibernian at Easter Road is that the Hoops have a poor recent record there in league games.
In Celtic’s four visits to Easter Road since Hibs were promoted back to the Premiership, the Hoops have drawn two and lost two of those fixtures.
Poor record in recent years
The Hoops’ overall record at Easter Road in the league isn’t that impressive in recent years. They have only one win in their last seven visits.
However, Neil Lennon could be the man to end that poor run. He will have the know how of how to defeat players he will be familiar with from his time managing the Easter Road side.
In only his second game in charge as caretaker manager of the Hoops, he helped Celtic to a 2-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final win at Easter Road.
That was then followed by a 0-0 draw in the league at the same venue. Lennon knows how to win at Easter Road, the comfortable Scottish Cup victory showed that.
Hoops will be favourites to pick up the three points
The Hoops will be favourites for the game. Hibs are in a very poor run of form at the moment. But it will not be an easy game for Celtic.
Hibs could well be playing to save their manager Paul Heckingbottom’s job. Add to that Celtic’s recent poor record at Easter Road, the Hoops will take any win, as long as three points are secured.
It will be another test for the Hoops in what has been a good start to the domestic season. It might be one of the tougher away games Celtic face in the league this season. However, should the Hoops play the way they can under Lennon, a first league win at Easter Road in a while should be secured.
Lennon will have a good idea of what to expect from Hibs. That could be of significant benefit to the Hoops.