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Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Celtic v Kilmarnock fixture

Kilmarnock face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 73 of the 92 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, the The Bhoys carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 23 OctKilmarnock0 - 1CelticSPL
2004/2005Sun 30 JanKilmarnock0 - 1CelticSPL
2004/2005Sat 06 NovCeltic2 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2004/2005Sat 14 AugKilmarnock2 - 4CelticSPL
2003/2004Sun 18 AprKilmarnock0 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 31 JanCeltic5 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2003/2004Sat 01 NovKilmarnock0 - 5CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

The Killie have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Killie, and 11 goals against.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 21 games giving them a return of 51 points. Kilmarnock's 33 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Bhoys. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Kilmarnock 5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.