The Hoops return to Celtic Park tonight for the first time in almost three weeks as they take on a Hearts side who remain bottom of the Premiership pile.

At the opposite end of the table, Neil Lennon’s side are flying high. Since returning from the winter break they have looked like a real unit who know what it takes to get the job done.

The champions have conceded just three goals in seven games so far this calendar year, and are firing on all cylinders at the other end having scored 22 in all competitions.

No fresh injuries were sustained in their 3-0 win over Clyde on Sunday. Lennon opted for a rotated team to allow fringe players some game-time, while also giving regulars time to recharge.

Hatem Abd Elhamed, who hasn’t played since the win over Lazio in November, returned to training recently alongside Nir Bitton recently; Mohamed Elyounoussi got some minutes under his belt on Sunday as he regains his fitness.

The Hoops have won their last seven successive games against Hearts, with the Edinburgh side’s last victory over their Glasgow rivals coming in August 2018.

Nevertheless, this will be a competitive match under the Parkhead floodlights.

Here is our Hoops predicted XI…