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Livingston will arrive at Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership showdown with home team Celtic.
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Celtic head into this game following on from a 1-1 Premiership draw against Hibernian.
In that game, Celtic had 58% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Celtic was David Turnbull (81'). Hibernian got 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. Kevin Nisbet (90') was the scorer for Hibernian.
Neil Lennon's Celtic have celebrated scoring a sum total of 12 times in their past 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Celtic:
- haven't lost in the league to Livingston in their last 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Livingston head into the meeting after a 3-1 Premiership win with the eclipse of Ross County in their last game.
In that match, Livingston had 51% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Livingston, the scorers were Scott Robinson (9'), Alan Forrest (81') and Jack Hamilton (91'). For their opponents, Ross County had 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Charlie Lakin (28') was the scorer for Ross County.
A sequence of reliable displays by the Livingston defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures combined. In that time, their own forwards have managed to score 14. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be maintained in this game or not.
Coming into this contest, Livingston are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 11/11/2018 tells us that Celtic have won 2 of them & Livingston 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Bhoys and 6 coming from Livi Lions. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
Team News: Celtic
Mohamed Elyounoussi (Quarantine), Odsonne Edouard (Quarantine), Scott Bain (Quarantine), Vasilis Barkas (Quarantine), Leigh Griffiths (Quarantine), Ryan Christie (Quarantine), Patryk Klimala (Quarantine), Hatem Abd Elhamed (Quarantine), Kristoffer Ajer (Quarantine), Olivier Ntcham (Quarantine), Albian Ajeti (Quarantine), James Forrest (Ankle Injury) and Christopher Jullien (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Celtic gaffer Neil Lennon.
Team News: Livingston
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Livingston boss David Martindale doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
In our view, Celtic look likely to get amongst the goals against Livingston, who could well struggle to find the back of the net.
Accordingly, we see a 2-0 victory for Celtic when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Neil Lennon
Competitions: Premiership position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Odsonne Édouard
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Odsonne Édouard was born in Kourou, French Guiana. Having played his first senior match for Toulouse in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.