Sky Sports pundit predicts Hearts v Celtic, names key player

Eoghan O'Connell scores the first goal for Celtic

Heart of Midlothian and Celtic will face each other in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Eoghan O'Connell scores the first goal for CelticEoghan O'Connell

Andy Walker has told Sky Sports that Celtic will win against Heart of Midlothian this weekend.

Celtic will take on Hearts away from home in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers’s side will head into the game at the Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh as favourites.

Former Celtic striker Walker has backed the Glasgow giants to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Dundee United's Ryan McGowan in action with Celtic's Eoghan O'ConnellRyan McGowan in action with Celtic's Eoghan O'Connell

The former Scotland international believes that the Hoops will win the match 2-1.

Walker has also stated that Celtic central defender Eoghan O’Connell will be the key player in the game.

“[It is] amazing he hasn't played more often in recent seasons given Celtic's problems in defence,” Walker told Sky Sports about O’Connell.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

O’Connell is a 20-year-old promising young centre-back who has been quite impressive in pre-season.

The youngster has made just a handful of appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Glasgow giants so far in his career.

Celtic are favourites to win the Scottish Premiership title this season. Old Firm rivals Rangers are expected to challenge Rodgers’ side for the title, but the Hoops will feel confident about their chances.

Aberdeen and Hearts are also expected to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Eoghan O'Connell celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for CelticEoghan O'Connell celebrates with Celtic teammates

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