Odsonne Edouard

Celtic take on Hearts in the Scottish League Cup later today and the Hoops will be looking to pick up a comfortable win at home.

The last time these two sides met back in July, Hearts managed to pick up a 2-1 win over the Scottish giants and the home side will be looking to avenge that defeat here.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are coming into this game on the back of three impressive wins and they have scored 13 goals in that period.

Meanwhile, Hearts are in impressive form as well. They have won their last six matches across all competitions and they will be full of confidence heading into this contest.

The visitors will fancy their chances of pulling off an upset here and it will be interesting to see if Celtic can step up and continue their impressive run of form with the win.

The Hoops have won five of their last six meetings against today’s opposition and they will be firm favourites heading into the game.

Celtic predicted XI (4-3-3): Vasilis Barkas, Anthony Ralston, Stephen Welsh, Nir Bitton, Greg Taylor; David Turnbull, Ismaila Soro, Callum McGregor; Liel Abada, Odssone Edouard, Ryan Christie

Hearts predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Craig Gordon, John Souttar, Craig Halkett, Stephan Kingsley; Michael Smith, Peter Haring, Andy Halliday, Alex Cochrane; Josh Ginnelly, Gary Mackay-Steven; Liam Boyce

Celtic are expected to make quite a few changes to the side that won during the midweek. Rogic, Forrest, Furuhashi, Hart and Starfelt could all be rested for today’s cup game. 23-year-old Edouard could return to the starting line-up.

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