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Celtic v Hibernian – Match Preview – SWPL 1

K-Park, 31 July, Kick-off: 2pm

Second and third meet at the SWPL 1 as Celtic host Hibernian, in the first match since Heather Richards moved from Hibernian to Celtic.

Both sides had a strong June. Celtic managed to beat Rangers 2-1 and Stirling University 2-0 to make sure that they sit in third place in the league. Celtic has often been described as dark horses for the title, but they’ve yet to manage to take points off the top two sides – losing all three games so far, although each time they’ve lost by a single goal.

Photo: John Williamson
Photo: John Williamson

This is actually the third time these sides have met in the 2016 season, with Hibernian having beaten Celtic 1-0 in the SWPL Cup First Round. In the SWPL 1, Hibernian raced to an early 3-0 lead, and although Celtic managed to battle back to 3-2, they couldn’t find the goal to secure a point.

Hibernian look to continue their magnificent form that sees them breathing down the neck of Glasgow City. Their results in June saw them close the gap to City from eight points to just two, meaning that they could go first today if City drop points.

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