Wins over Edinburgh duo could be key to nine in a row for Celtic

By John Reid

December 14, 2019

Celtic head into their next two league games with a chance to open up a quite significant gap at the top of the league.

Wins over Hibs on Sunday and Hearts on Wednesday would put the Hoops at least five points clear at the top of the league, even though rivals Rangers would have a game in hand.

However, should Rangers drop points to Motherwell on Sunday lunchtime, the Hoops could open up an even bigger gap with two wins.

Chance to open up biggest points gap of the season

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Should Celtic end up five points clear on Wednesday night, it will be the biggest gap between the top two in the Premiership table so far this season.

It would put real pressure on a Rangers team who showed just last week in the Betfred Cup Final that they find it difficult to cope with pressure situations. They will have the chance to cut the gap against Hibs next Friday night, but Celtic can open it back up again versus Aberdeen next Saturday.

Team is good enough to keep winning run going

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It can be said that these upcoming games may hold the key to the Hoops winning nine in a row. In recent seasons, when Celtic have opened up a points gap the Hoops have gone on to easily win the league. Who is to say that won’t happen this season? The current Celtic squad are more than good enough to keep their winning run going.

Neil Lennon will know how important these two games are to Celtic’s season. They won’t be easy. Hibs have looked good under Jack Ross, and Tynecastle is never an easy place for Celtic to go.

However, recently this Celtic team have been able to overcome all obstacles in their path. That includes winning in Italy for the first time ever, and winning a Glasgow derby cup final with 1o men.

There is no doubt that the current Celtic side can pick up six points in the next two games, and perhaps set the wheels in motion to clinch nine in a row.