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Saturday 18th December 2021

Hibernian Celtic Premier Sports Cup

Premier Sports Cup final preview

Hibernian take on Celtic at Hampden Park on Sunday, with the match exclusively live on Premier Sports with a 3.00pm kick-off...

Road to the final: Celtic have knocked out Heart of Midlothian (3-2), Raith Rovers (3-0) and holders St Johnstone (1-0). Hibernian saw off Kilmarnock (2-0) and Dundee United (3-1) before beating Rangers (3-1) in the semi-final.

League Cup pedigree: Celtic have won this competition 19 times, most recently two years ago when they beat Rangers 1-0. Hibernian have lifted the trophy three times - their last success was in 2006/07 when they beat Kilmarnock 5-1.

This season: Celtic won 3-1 at Easter Road on Wednesday October 27. The teams meet again at Celtic Park on Wednesday December 29.

Managers: Caretaker boss David Gray will lead the Hibernian team following the recent departure of Jack Ross while Ange Postecoglou is hoping to win his first trophy as Celtic manager following his arrival in June.

Midweek results: Celtic beat Ross County 2-1 in Dingwall with a stoppage-time winner from Anthony Ralston while Hibernian defeated Dundee 1-0 at Easter Road.

Past finals: Celtic beat Hibernian 6-2 in the 1968/69 League Cup final and 6-3 in the 1974/75 decider. Hibs triumphed 2-1 under Eddie Turnbull in 1972/73 to win the trophy for the first time.

In the event of a draw: Extra time and penalties, if required, will determine the outcome

Referee: John Beaton
Assistant referee 1: Graeme Stewart
Assistant referee 2: Calum Spence
Fourth official: Greg Aitken

Turnstiles: Open at 1.00pm ahead of the 3.00pm kick-off

Match programme: The SPFL has teamed up with Ignition Sports Media to produce an A4 size, 76-page edition for the final, priced £6. Available to buy at Hampden on the day and can also be ordered online HERE