Hibs were on a good run of form before capitulating 1-4 to Newco last time out. Conceding a penalty minutes after taking an early lead, sapped whatever coherence their match plan had. Before this, they took 13 from 15 points. That successful run came on the heels of a chastening 0-3 home defeat to Hearts. Hibs appear to be successful against teams below them in the league, not so much on those above.
With only one draw and one defeat in 28 league games, Celtic are a daunting prospect. Lee Johnson is likely to complete the notable achievement of going an entire season as Hibs manager without getting the sack. To retain the confidence of club and support, he doesn’t need a result at Celtic Park, but reining in the gap on Hearts, just one place above them, is where he will be judged.
This may be just as well, as I cannot see a weakness in Celtic right now. They are vastly superior to tomorrow’s opponents and have no hint of complacency. Same as usual, please, Celtic.