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Livingston will face off against visiting opponents Celtic at The Tony Macaroni Arena in the Premiership clash on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Livingston v Celtic are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Livingston will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-1 Premiership defeat in their last game at the hands of Celtic.
David Martindale's Livingston have hit the target a sum total of 7 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time is 8.
Their past results show that Livingston:
- have not beaten Celtic in their last 5 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
A run of hard-working performances by the Celtic defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings overall. In that period, their forwards have scored 11.
Their previous form shows that Celtic:
- remain unbeaten by Livingston when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings going back to 19/09/2021 shows us that Livingston have won 1 of them & Celtic 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
In all, 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them from Livi Lions and 11 belonging to The Bhoys. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premiership match day 24 on 01/02/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Celtic 3-0 Livingston.
On that day, Celtic managed 81% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Greg Taylor (29'), Daizen Maeda (33') and Kyogo Furuhashi (45').
For their opponents, Livingston got 6 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Nick Walsh.
In our view, Celtic will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Livingston won’t find it easy to find the back of the net, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be scoring.
We can therefore see a comfortable 1-3 margin for Celtic when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Tony Macaroni Arena (9,713)
Captain: Michael Devlin
Chairman: John Ward
Manager: David Martindale
Competitions: Premiership position 7, League Cup (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Bruce Anderson
Usually used in the Striker position, Bruce Anderson was born in Banff, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Elgin City in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.