Celtic Starting lineup v Hibernian – Patrick Roberts STARTS! – Football Hitz

Celtic Starting lineup v Hibernian – Patrick Roberts STARTS!

Celtic travel to Easter Road to face their old boss Neil Lennon’s side Hibernian on Saturday, with a victory for Celtic makes it a seventh successive league title for the reigning champions.

Brendan Rodgers’ side head into this clash full of confidence after they beat old-firm rivals Rangers 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday in what was one of the Hoops best performance of the season.

There’s no denying Celtic are winning the title, but they will be hoping to show a good performance against Hibs, who caused huge proble for them this season, they will be determined that no title party happens at their stadium.

Lennon, on the other hand, will also have his side up for the challenge, and it will be great to see the midfield battle between John McGinn and Scott Brown, but if the Hoops play to their very best there really should only be one winner in the game.

Brendan Rodgers should only make two changes from his squad that won at Hampden against Rangers.

Check out the lineup below and let us know your thoughts in the box below:

GOALKEEPER AND DEFENCE

Craig Gordon (Goalkeeper) – Should keep his place in the side after making some excellent saves in the semi-final against Rangers, which has re-established him as the number one goalkeeper at the club

Kristoffer Ajer (Right-back) – Should keep his place in the team even though he will be playing in a role he has played in only a few occasions, but he is in such good form that he should cope admirably

Jack Hendry (Centre-back) – Should replace senior player Mikael Lustig, who must be axed. The 22-year-old will be looking to hold down a place in the first-team after being ineligible for the Scottish Cup triumph over Rangers

Dedryck Boyata (Centre-back) – He wasn’t that great against Rangers as he made his usual mistakes but Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is a fan and there he should keep his place in the side for the trip to Easter Road

Kieran Tierney (Left-back) – Should be one of the most important players on the pitch for the Hoops, as he will be tasked with both defending and attacking with style, a job he is more than capable of doing

MIDFIELD

Callum McGregor (Left-wing) – Should retain his place in the side after keeping up his happy knack of scoring in big matches, you wouldn’t bet against him scoring the goal that retains the league title

Olivier Ntcham (Centre-midfield) – Should be involved in a midfield battle which may well define the game, the Hoops will need the 22-year-old to be at his best to combat the Hibernian threat from the middle of the park

Scott Brown (Centre-midfield) – If he manages to get the better of John McGinn in the middle of the park then the Hoops should be celebrating another league championship come the final whistle

Tom Rogic (Attacking-midfield) – Has the ability to make a difference as he has that extra touch of class, should make a big impact if he is able to glide into spaces which only he seems to be able to find

Patrick Roberts (Right-wing) – Should replace senior player James Forrest, if the 20-year-old is in form then he is more than capable of almost winning the match on his own, such are the qualities his attacking threat provides

FORWARDS

Moussa Dembele (Striker) – Should be the Hoops’ main striker for the rest of the season after he showed all of his qualities with a superb performance in the Bhoys’ comfortable semi-final victory

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