Hibernian are on an excellent run of form. Undefeated in the league since they drew with the Champions in October, they won their last three games (Kilmarnock, Dundee, Aberdeen) and if results go their way tonight, could go third in the table.
It now gets complicated for them. Celtic Park is the first of four consecutive away games. The win at Dundee is their only victory away from Easter Road in six games across three months. They find Glasgow, in particular, difficult, losing at Ibrox and to 10-man Aberdeen at Hampden.
Our away record in the league this season has been outstanding with only one minor blemish, an anaemic performance against a packed Hibs defence in October, as the consequences of Reo Hatate’s absence began to hit home.
No one will convince you or me that Celtic are in an excellent run of form. However! Since that draw to Hibs in October, a last-minute Motherwell goal is all that stood between Celtic and a 100% domestic record. Even sub-par, the champions perform like champions.
An aside for tonight, apart from Hibs, Hearts are the only other side to have won their last three league games. It could be a pivotal evening in the title race.