If there’s a nervousness about you today but you cannot figure out why, it may be because you are subliminally affected by the prospect of tomorrow’s visit to Easter Road. Celtic’s last eight visits there have produced only two wins – the critical Scottish Cup victory in Neil Lennon’s first week back in the job, and a 4-0 win in January 2014.
We lost three and drew three of the other games. Despite Hibs variable form, Easter Road is by some margin our most unsuccessful venue in recent seasons.
Past form is only an indicator of future results and Celtic are flying right now. Hibs will be buoyed by their penalty kick success over Kilmarnock on Thursday, but their most important activity since will be inactivity, as they try to recover from 120 minutes football.
As during Wednesday’s win over Partick Thistle, the hard work will need to be done early on to take the adrenaline out of our opponents, but expect a solid away win, especially if Olivier pings a few in from around Shotts.