It's matchday at Easter Road as Hibs seek to bounce back from their weekend woes against champions Celtic.

Nick Montgomery and his players are under pressure to produce a performance to make amends for an abject 3-0 defeat to St Mirren. After making three half-time substitutions on Saturday, and with players returning from international duty, the manager has some pivotal decisions to make with his team selection.

Will it be wholesale changes, or merely subtle tweaks? Who will survive the most miserable day of the campaign so far? We've made our predictions...

Patrick McPartlin

After Saturday's first-half performance, there's probably an argument for making nine or ten changes to the starting line-up but even Nick Montgomery, at long last, has a squad large enough to do so, I would be surprised if we see wholesale changes. 

He strikes me as a coach who wants to be able to trust his players and if they don't perform to expectations, then there is someone waiting in the wings to be given a chance from the start.

I suspect goalkeeper and defence will look much the same, with the only change Lewis Miller coming in at right-back. The way Montgomery was talking about the 23-year-old makes me think he'll go straight back in and he has performed well against Celtic in previous encounters. 

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Nathan Moriah-Welsh was someone I thought might have got the nod to start against St Mirren, and he certainly impressed when he came off the bench. I can see him slotting into the middle to partner Joe Newell. 

The talismanic Martin Boyle is surely a shoo-in for the right-wing role and based on what we saw at the weekend, I would start Myziane Maolida on the left. I don't think Élie Youan did anywhere near enough to keep his place in the team and I reckon Jair Tavares would benefit from a spell out of the spotlight as well. That just leaves Emi Marcondes and Dylan Vente for the final two places. 

This selection would give a strong bench with outfield players including Lewis Stevenson, Eliezer Mayenda, Adam Le Fondre, and Chris Cadden able to come on in the second half as required. 

Starting team: Marshall, Miller, Fish, Triantis, Obita, Moriah-Welsh, Newell, Boyle, Myziane, Marcondes, Vente.

Liam Bryce

Hibs' failure to do the basics in defending crosses and set-pieces at the weekend points to a lack of nous and leadership in what was a very young back four. Those deficiencies are not going to be eradicated in a matter of days, but Montgomery can at least attempt to firm up his team by adding more experience into the mix.

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Triantis had a difficult debut against St Mirren and is still working his way up to full match rhythm after a first-half of the season mostly spent either on the bench or in Sunderland's U-23s. There's plenty of time for him to come good at Hibs, but I wouldn't throw him in again here when Obita is capable of stepping in to do a job.

Lewis Miller should return, Moriah-Welsh deserves a place in midfield over Dylan Levitt, whose confidence looked shot to bits on Saturday, and Martin Boyle's availability is most welcome given both Jair Tavares and Elie Youan were unceremoniously hooked at half-time a few days ago.

I think Emiliano will get the nod behind the striker again, but his role may require some personal sacrifice to keep Callum McGregor in check. Saturday's experiment with Myziane Maolida and Youan seemingly supposed to interchange was a disaster, and Dylan Vente will likely spearhead the attack.

Predicted XI: Marshall; Miller, Fish, Obita, Stevenson; Moriah-Welsh, Newell; Maolida, Emiliano, Boyle; Vente.