Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd has given his prediction for Celtic’s upcoming trip to Tynecastle to play on Wednesday night. He believes that unless the Hearts defence improves, then the Hoops could have a field day against the struggling Edinburgh side.
Boyd thinks that the high defensive line that recently appointed manager Daniel Stendel has introduced could play into Celtic’s hands.
“He seems to want to play a high line and I don’t think that suits the Hearts players. I’m not sure if they have the legs for it or if they have a goalkeeper who you would be confident in playing that sweeper role behind the defence” Boyd said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“Easily run over the top of them”
“And if they play that high line against Celtic then Neil Lennon’s side could easily run over the top of them. It could be a question of how many” Boyd concluded.
There is some validity to what Boyd is saying. Hearts really have struggled this season, and most recently went down 1-0 at home to St Johnstone.
However, you can bet they will be up for the visit of Celtic to Tynecastle. They almost always are, and have often given Celtic problems at the stadium in recent seasons.
As Boyd says though, if Celtic are on their game the Hoops attack could run over Hearts. The speed of the attack could cause Hearts all kinds of problems.
Attackers could have a field day
If Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard are on their game, then Celtic could have a field day. An early goal could be key to that.
Should Celtic score in the opening stages of the game, Hearts would need to come out and attack the Hoops, to try to get back into the game.
That can only be a good thing for Celtic, as the Hoops could catch Hearts on the break at will if they are on form. Neil Lennon won’t be expecting an easy game at Tynecastle. However, if the Hoops can click, Boyd may be proved right.