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Match Preview: Hearts v Celtic (H)

10th August 2018

All the info you'll need for attending Saturday's Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic

Hearts host Celtic tomorrow in the first home game of the 2018/19 Ladbrokes Premiership campaign.

The Jambos currently sit top of the league after last week’ thumping 4-1 win away to Hamilton Accies.

Live on HeartsTV International, with audio commentary available inside the UK & Ireland, the game kicks off at 12.30pm.

 

Ticket info

A limited number of home-end tickets are still available to purchase via the club’s three sales channels; online at Hearts eTickets, over the phone by calling 0333 043 1874, option 1 or in person at the Hearts Ticket Office.

Please note that if buying over the phone then tickets must be collected as they can no longer be posted out. Tickets also cannot be posted out if purchased online and fans are encouraged to use TicketFast in order to print their tickets out at home.

Supporters still to collect tickets on the day should arrive at Tynecastle as early as possible so as to avoid queuing.

Fans are reminded that the club’s Supporters’ Charter is available to view online here and must be adhered to.

 

Team news

Arnaud Djoum, Harry Cochrane and Don Cowie continue to train with the group following spells out with injuries.

Manager Craig Levein is confident he will be able to call upon the services of Michael Smith, if required, after the Northern Irishman missed the last two games through injury.

 

Previously

Hearts and Celtic squared off four times last season, with Brendan Rodgers’ side coming out on top three times. The Jambos famously ended Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten run with an emphatic 4-0 win back in December, thanks to goals from Harry Cochrane, Kyle Lafferty and a David Milinkovic brace.

Another victory looked to be on the cards when the two sides met again May, but an incorrectly disallowed goal preceded Kyle Lafferty’s opener, which should’ve seen Hearts 2-0 up but instead they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.

 

The opposition

Today’s game is sandwiched between a crunch Champions League qualifier. Celtic looked to have the upper hand on AEK Athens when Callum McGregor put them in front on Wednesday, but Viktor Klonaridis’ equaliser has set up a tense second leg in Athens on Tuesday.

The league campaign started a bit smoother for the reigning champions. They ran out 3-1 winners at home to Livingston on opening day, with goals from Tom Rogic, Odsonne Edouard and Olivier Ntcham capping of a successful day, while former Jambo Scott Robinson pulled one back for Livi in stoppage time.