Michael Stewart predicts Hearts win over Celtic in Scottish Cup Final

By John McGinley

December 19, 2020

Pundit Michael Stewart has predicted that Hearts will pick up an unlikely Scottish Cup Final win over Celtic, tomorrow at Hampden.

Celtic head into the final on the brink of a magnificent Quadruple Treble; a history-making achievement that would surely never be bettered.

However, our season hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far and if our Bhoys don’t turn up again tomorrow, the Edinburgh side will have a chance.

Stewart reckons the Jam Tarts will be picking up the trophy.

Speaking to BBC Sportsound on Friday night, the Celtic TV pundit said: “I think it could go to extra-time and penalties. I think Hearts might sneak it.”

Long-serving BBC reporter Chick Young, delirious at the possibility, then piped up: “Imagine Craig Gordon saves the penalty!”

Eh, calm down Chick.

As for Michael Stewart? Well, his Hearts allegiances are hardly a secret. Though he usually does talk a bit of sense on the national broadcaster.

He’s become a respected pundit for many Celtic fans, with the club even giving him a stint on the ‘Pass To Paradise’ this season.

Is an unlikely Hoops defeat on the cards?

Celtic loss is unthinkable

A loss is unthinkable given our other poor results this term. The prospect of this achievement is what has been keeping Celtic fans going over the last few weeks.

Losing to Hearts would also completely halt any meaningful momentum and confidence arising from the wins over Lille and Kilmarnock.

Neil Lennon’s reign would be heading for the rocks if he lets the Quadruple Treble slip through his fingers.

Ahead of four must-win matches, including a derby at Ibrox, it simply can’t happen.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic need to do us proud tomorrow, live up to their potential and see off the Scottish Championship side.

Only then can we build something for the rest of the season.

Thankfully, I think it’s Stewart’s soft spot for Hearts that is colouring his opinion here. We should have enough to get the better of Robbie Neilson’s side.


In other news, Steve Evans is a huge fan of Celtic youngster Scott Robertson.