[Image] Edouard to start? Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic XI to face Hibernian

Celtic FC vs Hibernian prediction: Celtic FC line-up

Celtic lock horns with Hibernian on Sunday hoping to retain the top spot in the Scottish Premiership table.

The Hoops lost to CFR Cluj away from home on Thursday evening but that did not prevent Neil Lennon’s side from winning Group E. They have been brilliant in the Europa League this season and deservedly booked their place in the round of 32.

But Lennon’s side will quickly need to shift their focus on Premiership duties and continue their rich vein of form with a win over Hibernian.

Team News

Vakoun Bayo and Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo returned from injury on Thursday against Cluj in Romania.

Probable Celtic XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Fraser Forster (GK)

Forster put in a world-class display against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final. After being rested on Thursday, he’ll be back in goal at the weekend.

Jeremie Frimpong (RB)

The young right-back has made himself a firm favourite with supporters since his arrival from Manchester City. He’s a certainty to start against Hibernian.

Christopher Jullien of Celtic reacts after Manuel Lazzari of Lazio scored his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Lazio Roma at Celtic Park. (Getty Images)
Christopher Jullien of Celtic reacts after Manuel Lazzari of Lazio scored his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Lazio Roma at Celtic Park. (Getty Images)

Christopher Jullien (CB)

Strong in the air and decent on the ball, Jullien is an easy pick for Sunday’s game.

Kristoffer Ajer (CB)

Ajer has been a regular fixture since the start of the season and needs to keep things tight at the back.

Greg Taylor (LB)

Greg Taylor didn’t feature against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final as he was suspended, however, he is expected to start this game at left-back.

Scott Brown is one of the pillars of Celtic. (Getty Images)
Scott Brown is one of the pillars of Celtic. (Getty Images)

Scott Brown (CM)

An influential figure on the pitch, Brown will look to take control of the game from minute one.

Callum McGregor (CM)

Partnering Brown in central midfield will be McGregor, who has been one of the best players for the Hoops so far this season.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (LW)

Elyounoussi didn’t make too big an impact against Rangers in the League Cup final but he’ll be keen to impress the manager against Hibs.

Ryan Christie (CAM)

Christie is a clever player who likes to exploit spaces behind the opposition defence. He is an undoubted starter for this game.

Celtic winger James Forrest celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
Celtic winger James Forrest celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)

James Forrest (RW)

Forrest is a really tricky player to deal with due to his pace and power. He will look to cause all kinds of problems for the Hibs defenders at Parkhead.

More Celtic News:

Odsonne Edouard (ST)

Came on as a second-half substitute in the League Cup final but Edouard should be fully fit to start on Sunday.

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