Scottish Cup draws gives Celtic chance to avenge Hibs defeat

By daniel.cole

February 12, 2019

The Scottish Cup quarter final draw gives Celtic a chance to avenge a December defeat away from home.

The treble treble chasing Hoops will return to Easter Road where they fell to a dismal defeat during the festive season.

Celtic lost 2-0 in what was a pathetic display from the Champions, hardly laying a glove on an average Hibs side.

However, things have changed for both clubs massively in just two months since the fixture.

Celtic’s away form was summed up in a shambolic showing v Hibs. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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Neil Lennon is no longer the Hibs manager, and they have yet to replace the former Celtic boss.

However, the new man will almost certainly be in place before the cup tie, in the first weekend of March.

Celtic have also appeared to sort themselves out since the restart of the season at the end of January.

They’ve won six fixtures in a row and are doing all they can to rid the memories of their mediocre festive season.

Defeats away to Hibs and Rangers left a sour taste in the mouth of Celtic fans. However, their form since the winter break has been immaculate so far.

The Bhoys have hit 21 goals without conceding in their six games since the restart.

Neil Lennon left Hibs under a cloud of controversy last month. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The quarter final draw threw up four interesting ties that have caught the imagination of Scottish football fans.

Celtic and Hibs is the pick of the draw, however Aberdeen lie in wait of the winners of the Rangers vs Kilmarnock replay.

Hearts travel to Partick Thistle and there will be an all Championship tie when Dundee United host either Inverness or Ross County.

With the certainty of a Championship team in the semi final, Celtic’s treble treble bid could be made easier if they overcome Hibs at Easter Road.

Celtic have been flying since the restart. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Taking care of business

During Celtic’s double treble achievement, by the quarter final of the Scottish Cup their task was clear.

They were only three victories away from securing the treble in both seasons, with having such a clear lead at the top of the table.

With the Betfred Cup already in the bag, all Celtic had to do was take care of business in the Scottish Cup.

However, with a tighter league table this year, Celtic cannot afford to go easy in other competitions.