Hibernian v Celtic preview

Team news ahead of Sunday's Scottish Premier League opener between Hibs and Celtic at Easter Road (kick-off 12.30pm).

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Sodje: Has a knee injury

Sodje: Has a knee injury

Hibernian are without four players for the clash.

Akpo Sodje (knee) and Sean Welsh (cheekbone) are both likely to miss about four to six weeks of the season.

Martin Scott is out with an Achilles injury and Michael Hart will not play despite returning to training following an ankle injury.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is suspended for Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener against Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday.

New signing Victor Wanyama could make his SPL debut after coming on as substitute against Cardiff in the midweek friendly.

Paddy McCourt, Darren O'Dea (both knee), Thomas Rogne and Jos Hooiveld (both calf strain) are all out.

Hibs (from): Stack, Wotherspoon, Hanlon, Stephens, Booth, Murray, Thornhill, Galbraith, Stevenson, Palsson, De Graaf, O'Hanlon, O'Connor, Sproule, Crawford, Horner, Taggart, Brown.

Celtic (from): Zaluska, Matthews, M Wilson, K Wilson, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Ki, Wanyama, Kayal, Maloney, Mulgrew, Commons, Forrest, Samaras, Stokes, Hooper, Cervi, Cha.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:45
Hibernian v Hearts  
15:00
Celtic v Inverness  
Saturday, 03 May 2014
Celtic v Aberdeen  
Hibernian v Partick  
Inverness v Dundee Utd  
Motherwell v St J'stone  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 34 66 89
2 Aberdeen 34 17 64
3 Motherwell 34 5 61
4 Dundee Utd 34 15 54
5 Inverness 34 5 53
6 St J'stone 34 9 51
7 Hibernian 34 -17 34
8 St Mirren 34 -19 34
9 Kilmarnock 34 -17 33
10 Partick 34 -20 33
11 Ross Co 34 -20 31
12 Hearts 34 -24 16

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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