Celtic vs Heart of Midlothian predicted XI; strong team once again
Celtic take on Heart of Midlothian tomorrow night under the lights at Parkhead in what is set to be another big clash for the Hoops in their quest for Scottish Premiership glory.
The hosts come into this one off the back of an impressive 5-1 triumph against St Mirren at the SMISA Stadium last weekend, while the visitors travel to Glasgow off the back of a 3-0 victory over St Johnstone that cemented their credentials for a third-place finish.
Celtic Now and Forever take a look at who Ange Postecoglou could pick to start on Wednesday.
Starting every single Scottish top-flight match for Celtic this season, it will come as no surprise to see Hart between the sticks tomorrow night against Hearts.
Johnston has been an excellent addition to this Celtic side and even managed to get himself on the scoresheet against St Mirren last Sunday. Undoubtedly, he will be favourite to start and will hope to offer another strong performance this midweek.
The USA international has cultivated a reputation of being an extremely reliable presence at the heart of the Celtic backline and will be charged with the task of nullifying Lawrence Shankland and company on Wednesday night.
Forming a dominant partnership with Carter-Vickers, Starfelt has enjoyed another great campaign in central defence and will hope he can do his bit to help his side to victory on home soil.
Taylor has been one of the Celts’ most consistent performers this term and will once again be expected to take charge of the left side of defence alongside taking up more central positions in his inverted full-back role.
Captaining the side, McGregor will hope to kickstart offensive moves and break between the lines when necessary as he aims to dominate the engine room against what will be a congested Hearts midfield.
Put simply, Hatate is as good as undroppable on current form and will be tipped to start once again for the Celts in another high-stakes fixture.
Although there is an argument to say Matt O’Riley deserves to start owing to his goalscoring cameo at the weekend, Mooy was involved in the creation of three goals and will just edge out the 22-year-old to make the starting lineup.
Abada was instrumental in turning round a 1-0 deficit against St Mirren, coming off the bench to record a goal and an assist last weekend. Due to this, Postecoglou may reward him with an opportunity at the expense of Daizen Maeda.
No matter the weather, Jota always seems to have a telling contribution in the green and white. The Portuguese winger will be called upon to supply flair and creativity against Hearts at Parkhead.
Finding the net on 24 occasions from 36 matches in all competitions across 2022/23, Furuhashi will hope to add to his goal tally against Hearts tomorrow night and pressurise their backline with his trademark high-pressing.