ANGE POSTECOGLOU will celebrate becoming a Century Bhoy when Celtic take on Hearts in the Premiership at Parkhead this evening.
The Edinburgh club’s defence could be in for a torrid time under the lights in the east end of Glasgow as the Hoops fix them in their sights.
Postecoglou has seen his team thump in 250 goals in his previous matches in a sequence that has produced 73 wins, 10 draws and 16 losses – 11 of those setbacks in Europe.
In 65 league encounters, the title kings have claimed 179 goals, averaging 2.75 strikes per game.
CROWNING GLORY…the sign on the hoarding says it all as Ange Postecoglou realises a title triumph in his debut campaign after the 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice on May 11 last year.
With 87 goals already crammed into rivals’ nets in this campaign, they have 11 games still to play and a mere five strikes short of their total collected in the manager’s title-winning debut crusade that saw the curtain come down with a rollicking 6-0 romp against Motherwell in sun-kissed Paradise on May 14 last year.
There is now the potential for the 57-year-old Greek-Australian gaffer, who has been in charge for 21 months, overtaking the Hoops’ previous best in the Premier era of 106 league goals in their invincibles season of 2016-7 which was achieved during Brendan Rodgers’ first campaign.
Amazingly, the five-goal haul in Paisley at the weekend marked the third time in eight games they have walloped in five goals.
Across an 11-match winning sequence, they have also racked up three four-goal tallies.
Postecoglou is currently enjoying his longest longest stretch of successive victories since he arrived in June 2021.
The Hoops go into the meeting with Robbie Neilson’s side nine points ahead in their quest for a second crown in succession.
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