Hearts travel to Parkhead today to take on Celtic.

The Jambos are heading to Glasgow on a high, having won their most recent match with Motherwell. They have yet to win a league match though following a defeat to Aberdeen and a draw with Ross County in their opening two games.

No wins in their previous two league matches. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Celtic have started the league campaign in fine form, scoring 12 in their first two matches.

Here’s how we think Craig Levein will set up his side against Celtic.

The starting XI

Hearts will be missing Steven Naismith, John Souttar (Edinburgh Live) and Jamie Walker. Without these stars their task will be a difficult one, but they have enough quality to cobble together a decent starting XI.

Naismith and Souttar are injured and won’t make the Celtic v Hearts clash. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

In goals will be Joel Pereira, who made his Jambos debut last week against Motherwell. At right-back will be Michael Smith and Aaron Hickey will play on the left. Hickey and Smith were star performers against the Well and will be looking to continue their impressive form at Parkhead.

Craig Halkett and Christophe Berra will join forces in the centre of the Hearts defence. Halkett will be a goal threat Celtic must be aware of, as he is currently the Jambos’ top scorer.

We think it’ll be a midfield three, with Glenn Whelan making his debut at CDM. His experience will be vital in a game of this magnitude. In front of him will be Loic Damour and Andy Irving.

Irving has been decent over the past few games. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

With no recognised right wing cover for Walker, Sean Clare could deputise in his place. He played out on the right flank 12 times last term according to Transfermarkt. Through the middle will be Conor Washington, with Jake Mulraney on the left.

Overall there is one change from the side that faced Motherwell. Here’s the starting XI in list form.

GK- Joel Pereira

RB- Michael Smith

CB- Christophe Berra

CB- Craig Halkett

LB- Aaron Hickey

CDM- Glenn Whelan

CM- Loic Damour

CM- Andy Irving

RW- Sean Clare

ST- Conor Washington

LW- Jake Mulraney

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