Confirmed: Celtic lineup v Hearts

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Celtic will take on Heart of Midlothian away from home in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon…

Celtic will be looking to return to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon when they take on Heart of Midlothian away from home this afternoon.

The Bhoys will head into the game at the Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Motherwell at Celtic Park.

Ronny Deila’s side are at the top of the league table at the moment with 42 points from 18 matches.

Celtic are level on points with second-placed Aberdeen, but they are ahead due to a superior goal difference.

The Hoops also have two games in hand over Aberdeen, which means that they should still consider themselves as favourites to win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Hearts are third in the standings at the moment with 32 points from 18 matches.

Robbie Neilson’s side are unlikely to launch a challenge for the league title, but they are very much in the running for the second spot.

Celtic XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Simunovic, Tierney; Bitton, Johansen; McGregor, Rogic, Armstrong; Ciftci

Subs: Bailly, Izaguirre, Ambrose, Allan, Mackay-Steven, Cole, Forrest

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