Hearts vs Celtic preview: Prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV

Celtic FC v Dundee FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership
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After a seven-star display against Dundee, Celtic fans will be treated to more Scottish Premiership action this weekend when they travel to Tynecastle Stadium to face Hearts. So, join The Celtic Bhoys for our preview of the game, which features the score prediction, team news, predicted lineups & information about how to watch it on TV.

Hearts vs Celtic preview

How to watch Hearts vs Celtic on TV

When is kick off? Sunday 3 March 2024

What time is kick off? 12:00 (GMT)

Where is it played? Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

TV channel / live stream? Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event

Hearts team news

Barrie McKay faces a race against time to be fit for this match having been missing from action for two months now. Furthermore, Craig Halkett is an injury concern, since he limped off against Airdrieonians a couple of weeks ago. He didn't feature in Hearts' recent match against Hibernian, so he could be primed for a return against Celtic, if he has successfully recovered in time.

Celtic team news

The biggest news of the week involves Maik Nawrocki, as the defender missed the midweek game against Dundee through injury. Thankfully, Cameron Carter-Vickers didn't need to play the whole match since The Hoops were in cruise control. The Polish centre-back will hope to return from injury soon, with it not thought to be too serious.

As reported by BBC, Rodgers said about Nawrocki's issue: "He has felt his hamstring in the game so that will set him out, I don't think for too long, but a period of time."

Unless anything unexpectedly positive comes out, it doesn't look like Reo Hatate will play in this one. There is not believed to be a clear timeframe for his return at the moment either.

Predicted Hearts vs Celtic lineups

Predicted Hearts lineup vs Celtic: Clark; Atkinson, Kent, Kingsley, Cochraine, Nieuwenhof, Devlin, Baningime; Vargas, Shankland, Forrest

Predicted Celtic lineup vs Hearts: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; O'Riley, McGregor, Iwata; Yang, Idah, Maeda

Hearts vs Celtic prediction

Celtic were brilliant in their last match and despite Hearts having a good season so far, the Hoops have to be considered the favourites on the back of their midweek performance. I will go with Hearts 0-2 Celtic.