Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
All eyes will be on Tynecastle Park when Hearts and Celtic square off against each other in a highly-anticipated Premiership game. Hearts aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the reigning champions. All Nathaniel Atkinson, Kye Rowles, Liam Boyce, and Craig Halkett are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Hoops, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive league win. The league leaders impressed in a 6-1 win over Hibernian, and given Hearts’ anything but good form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the away side. Both Callum McGregor and Carl Starfelt miss out with injuries for the visiting side, while the opposition back-line should have James Forrest at bay as the 31-year-old scored a hat-trick against the Hibs.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.