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Livingston will visit Celtic Park on Saturday for the Premiership fixture with home team Celtic.
All Celtic v Livingston match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Celtic, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Premiership success vs St Mirren.
In that match, Celtic managed 77% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Celtic, the scorers were Shane Duffy (21') and James Forrest (36'). For their opponents, St Mirren got 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Lee Erwin (3') was the scorer for St Mirren.
Fixtures with Celtic have often been lively affairs recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 18 of these accredited to The Bhoys.
Going into this one, Celtic haven't lost in the league to Livingston in their previous 2 matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Hamilton Academical in Premiership action, Livingston and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Livingston managed 53% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Livingston was Scott Pittman (1'). Hamilton Academical got 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. David Templeton (57') and Kyle Munro (85') scored for Hamilton Academical.
During their six previous matches, Gary Holt's Livingston have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times, giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Going into this contest, Livingston have not won away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 04/08/2018 tells us that Celtic have won 2 of these & Livingston 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Bhoys and 5 being from Livi Lions. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 29 on 04/03/2020 when it ended Livingston 2-2 Celtic.
The match was refereed by Willie Collum.
Team News: Celtic
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, The Bhoys may well make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation in the match and select Vasilios Barkas, Greg Taylor, Kristoffer Ajer, Shane Duffy, Hatem Elhamed, Callum McGregor, Scott Brown, James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Patryk Klimala and Odsonne Edouard.
Team News: Livingston
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, Livingston boss Gary Holt does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
We believe Livi Lions could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Robby McCrorie, Nicky Devlin, Efe Ambrose, Jon Guthrie, Julien Serrano, Marvin Bartley, Scott Pittman, Scott Robinson, Jason Holt, Alan Forrest and Lars Lokotsch.
We’re thinking that Livingston will manage to find the net against this Celtic team, although that isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Celtic by the conclusion of the game. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Neil Lennon
Competitions: Premiership position 3
⭐ Key Player: Odsonne Édouard
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Odsonne Édouard was born in Kourou, French Guiana. Having made his senior debut playing for Toulouse FC in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.