Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be looking to overtake Rangers in the Scotland Premiership standings when they host Hibernian at their Celtic Park on Matchday 9. The Hoops are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the national championship, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s football match. Odsonne Edouard was rested in a 3-2 win over Livingston, but the team’s key attacker is likely to lead the line for the title holders against the Hibernian.
The Hibs, on the other hand did well to hold Glasgow Rangers to a 2-2 draw at the weekend, with the team retaining third position in the standings. The visitors made a promising start to the season, but seeing that Celtic are eager to climb to the top spot, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Edinburgh empty-handed. The good news for the hosts is that Leigh Griffiths has overcome his calf injury. However, the game against Hibernian may come too soon for the 30-year-old.
Highlighted Player (Christopher Jullien):
Christopher Jullien is a professional footballer who plays for Toulouse as a defender. The 195-cm-tall centre-back played for Auxere youth team from 2005 to 2011 and he made his first-team debut for the club on August 24, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Stade Lavallois.
Christopher Jullien scored his first ever goal a week later in a Coupe de la Ligue clash against Dijon. The French defender made 25 appearances in the league for Auxerre and in 2013 he moved to Germany, signing a professional contract with Freiburg. Jullien made only one appearance for the first team, but it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 49 games for the second team. After ending his loan spell with Dijon in the summer of 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Christopher Jullien scored four goals, while providing one assist for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The French footballer was born on March 22, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.