Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tynecastle Park will host a postponed fixture between Hearts and Celtic, the two teams who have different ambitions for the 2019/2020 Scottish Premier League season. Daniel Stendel’s men sit in the danger zone in the standings ahead of the visit of the reigning champions, with the team collecting only 12 points from possible 51. Seeing that Hearts are on a five-game winless run in the national championship, it is no surprise they are seen as big underdogs in the midweek fixture.
Celtic, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the Premiership table, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s football game. Neil Lennon’s troops recorded a routine 2-0 win over Hibernian at the weekend, with France rising star Odsonne Edouard scoring his 11th goal of the season. The 21-year-old, who is enjoying a season to remember, is likely to help the Hoops extend their winning run in the league to nine games.
Highlighted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.
The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
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.