Celtic can welcome a fit team for Hibs match

By Connor Gordon

December 13, 2019

Celtic fans will be rubbing their hands together for the visit of Hibs on Sunday afternoon. The Scottish Premiership table toppers host a reinvigorated Jack Ross side on a high.

The Hoops supporters will be looking for the team to continue their fantastic run of form. However, the icing on the cake, of course, is having an almost fully fit squad to pick from.

Celtic are back to full strength against Hibs

Neil Lennon’s men have had to ride their luck a bit in the last few matches.

French Eddy is back for the Celtic and Hibs game on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There have been injuries and suspensions which has stopped a full strength team appearing. Yesterday’s match against Cluj was an ample opportunity for some players to get the legs going again.

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The match against Hibs is certainly going to be a tough one with the Hibees coming off the back of a win against Aberdeen last week.

Fortunately, Celtic can put out a team that plays to their strengths. The likes of Odsonne Edouard, Boli Bolingoli and Mohamed Elyounoussi will be welcomed back into the team.

Boli Bolingoli hasn’t played at Parkhead in over a month (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Options such as Vakoun Bayo and Leigh Griffiths will also be available from the bench. Plus, those who didn’t travel to Romania got a deserved break and will be back fighting fit.

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Sunday’s match is a potential slippery slope, there’s no doubt about that. A new manager buzz will be in the greens of Edinburgh and they will raise their game against the champions.

Hibs are familiar with getting a goal in Glasgow. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hibs have taken points on their travels to Ibrox in recent seasons, showing it can be difficult.

Speaking of Rangers, they have a tough match against Motherwell at Fir Park also on Sunday. Steven Gerrard’s men dropped points in Lanarkshire last season and were pushed close this season at Ibrox.

A slip from Gerrard, pardon the pun, will see the Celts extend their lead to three or five points. This Hibs game is a biggie for the title race – make no bones about it.