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Hearts vs Celtic Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (31/07/21)

Celtic are yet to kick off their domestic campaign but already they’re in crisis after losing to Midtjylland. Will they bounce back? Find out with our Hearts vs Celtic match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Hearts vs Celtic: Our top tips

Check out our match predictions for this Scottish Premier League tie between Hearts vs Celtic.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

A sluggish start for Celtic

If you look at the names of the teams in this game along with the betting odds and you’d back Celtic all the way. The fact is though their form is awful. The were sub-standard last season, they’re out of the Champions League already and they’ve won just two of five in pre-season; that includes being on a five game winless run. Hearts meanwhile have won six matches on the bounce, are unbeaten in nine matches and haven’t conceded in over 800 hours of football. Will Hearts win this game? Possibly not. It’s highly plausible they don’t lose it though.

A drab start to the season

Only one of the last three meetings between Hearts and Celtic have ended south of the 2.5 goals mark but recent form suggests this meeting is unlikely to be full of goals. Hearts have seen three of their last five matches come in shy of the 2.5 cut off with a total goals haul of 12; that’s a game average of 2.4. For Celtic, four of their last five have seen fewer than three goals. Those five matches have seen 13 goals, which on average does put them marginally over the 2.5 threshold, however, eight of those goals came in a 6-2 friendly loss to West Ham. Our prediction is that under 2.5 is where the value is.

A goalless draw on the horizon?

A 0-0 draw isn’t the sort of result to please spectators but it could be exactly what unfolds on Saturday evening. Hearts have been fantastic at the back lately having gone nine without conceding whilst Celtic have looked lacklustre in front of goal; they’ve only scored four goals in their last five matches. Both Hearts and Celtic have served up a couple of goalless draws in their most recent 10’games as well so it certainly wouldn’t be the biggest shock.

All the key stats and odds for Hearts vs Celtic

Scotland Premiership
Hearts
VS
Celtic
July 31, 2021
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Hearts vs Celtic

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15/08/21
SLC
Celtic
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3 - 2
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Hearts
31/07/21
SP
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Hearts
2 - 1
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20/12/20
SFC
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 3
Hearts
Hearts
12/02/20
SP
Celtic
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5 - 0
Hearts
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18/12/19
SP
Hearts
Hearts
0 - 2
Celtic
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25/09/21
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3 - 0
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SP
Ross County
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2 - 2
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Hearts
12/09/21
SP
Hearts
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0 - 0
Hibernian
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28/08/21
SP
Dundee Utd
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0 - 2
Hearts
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22/08/21
SP
Hearts
Hearts
1 - 1
Aberdeen
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Celtic

Last 5

26/09/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
1 - 1
Dundee Utd
Dundee Utd
23/09/21
SLC
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 0
Raith
Raith
19/09/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
16/09/21
UEL
Real Betis
Real Betis
4 - 3
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11/09/21
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3 - 0
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Hearts vs Celtic: Celtic struggles to continue

Hearts

Hearts are the form side heading into the new season and avoiding defeat against Celtic will make it 10 unbeaten. That’s a really decent achievement even if some of those games have been against lesser opposition in the cup. It won’t only be stifling Celtic on their minds though; Liam Boyce is in red hot form at the top of the pitch.

Celtic

Hearts might be in good form. Celtic are not. They’ve not won in five games and are out of the Champions League as a result; it really is the worst preparation they could have had before the new season kicks off. To make matters worse for new boss Ange Postecoglou, one of their issues has been a lack of goals and Leigh Griffiths is now out injured. It’s imperative they turn things around and quickly.

Pre-match questions for Hearts vs Celtic

Hearts vs Celtic Prediction

  • Who are favourites to win? Celtic
  • When is kick off? 8 PM GMT
  • Where is the game being played? Tynecastle
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