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Hearts vs Celtic Predictions & Tips - Hearts to hold Celtic on Premiership return

  • Hearts vs Celtic tips for Saturday's Scottish Premiership match
  • The match is being played at Tynecastle Stadium (8.00pm BST)
  • Celtic have drawn their last 3 matches
  • Will Hearts 9-game undefeated run come to an end?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 30 Jul 2021
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Hearts vs Celtic Predictions

Hearts return to the Premiership and are tipped to earn a point against Celtic. Robbie Neilson's side are hard to beat and Celtic are yet to find their feet under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

  • Hearts have won their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Hearts are undefeated in their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Hearts have kept 9 clean sheets in a row (all competitions).
  • Hearts have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (League Cup).
  • Hearts held Celtic to a draw in their latest meeting in December, 2020 (Scottish Cup).
  • Celtic are winless in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Celtic have drawn their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Celtic have drawn 4 of their last 6 away matches (all competitions).
  • Celtic have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches (all competitions).


Celtic have dominated Hearts, winning eight of the last nine clashes. Hearts did end an eight-game losing run when drawing 2-2 in the Scottish Cup last season before losing on penalties.

Hearts Form

Hearts secured an immediate return to the Scottish Premiership when winning the Championship last season.

Robbie Neilson's side finished 12 points clear of Dundee United to earn their place back in the top flight in Scotland.

Having signed off the season with two wins, their run of victories stands at six games following four Scottish League Cup wins over Peterhead, Cove Rangers, Stirling and Inverness.

Hearts have not conceded a goal in their last nine matches.

Hearts Team News

Hearts have a fully fit squad for the Premiership opener.

John Souttar didn't feature last week against Inverness, but is available to feature in the Hearts defence.

Celtic Form 

Ange Postecoglou's reign in charge of Celtic started with defeat in their UEFA Champions League qualifier this week.

Both games against Midtjylland ended 1-1. But Raphael Onyedika's extra-time goal sent the Danish side through the third round of qualifying.

Celtic will be looking for an improved season and relinquishing their Premiership title to rivals Rangers last season.

Celtic Team News 

Nir Bitton is available for Celtic after missing the second leg against Midtjylland through suspension.

Bitton is expected to replace teenager Dane Murray, who played in defence in Denmark.

Celtic will be without defender Christopher Jullien and striker Leigh Griffiths with both carrying injuries. 

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It is a new era for Celtic with Ange Postecoglou still discovering his best side. A trip to an in-form Hearts isn't ideal with the Jam Tarts tipped to earn a point on their return to the Premiership.

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