In October, the win over Hearts was by the odd goal in seven. Celtic collected the points in thoroughly satisfying circumstances, a result which setup a league campaign that promises so much.
Hearts are third in the league and, despite folding at the sight of a blue shirt, are more than capable of knocking Celtic off their stride tonight.
Conversely, a Celtic win, after a win in Paisley, would see the betting closed on this season’s title.
Ange should give Liel Abada a start. He has been patient from the bench and performed well when called upon. It’s also likely that Hearts will press forward more often in the cup games between these sides at Tynecastle on Saturday, a task more suited to Daizen Maeda. Rest Daizen, play Liel.