The match between Celtic and Hibernian will be crucial in the fight for the Scottish Premiership championship. And the outcome might have a significant influence on both clubs’ seasons in the future.

It’s amazing how rapidly things have changed in the vicinity of the two teams. After a strong start to the season, Hibernian seemed like they could be able to launch an improbable championship push this season. However, they have lost three games in a row in the Premiership and are currently in a precarious situation.

Celtic, on the other hand, were struggling a few weeks ago and was still a long way behind Hibernian. However, they have won three games in a row in the Premiership and are presently four points ahead of Jack Ross’ team.

When the two teams meet at Easter Road, though, form may be forgotten, and Celtic’s poor record there will be a source of concern for Ange Postecoglou. According to Paul McGinn’s recent statements, the Hoops suffer at Hibernian because of their fans. According to the Daily Record, the defender commented of the supporters’ impact:

“It’s massive. It will be part of the reason why Celtic have such a bad record because the fans come in numbers, and they make a lot of noise.”

Against Hibernian, Celtic must put a stop to their poor run of form.
Even at this early stage of the season, this is a crucial game. Celtic have been in good form recently, but they must maintain it. They aren’t even close to where they want to be at the end of the season.

In recent years, the Hoops have found Easter Road to be a challenging area to visit. They’ve only won one of their previous eight games there, and their last league win away from home came in 2014 against Hibernian.

It is reasonable to assume that the club will require a favourable outcome from the game this time around. The combination of their current form and Hibernian’s recent problems provides reason for confidence.