Livingston v Celtic Odds and Predictions – Scottish Premiership Betting October 6

Celtic will need to be on-song to take three points at the Tony Macaroni Arena

Considering what had happened against the same opposition seven weeks previously, Celtic did a thoroughly professional job on Romanian champions CFR Cluj in the Europa League on Thursday night. They are going well in Europe’s second competition this season and equally well at home so expect them to take a trip to the Tony Macaroni Stadium this Sunday just as seriously.

Livingston Form and Team News – Lions faltering after bright start

Livi made a bright start to their Premiership campaign, drawing two and winning two of their first four matches. But the wheels have well and truly fallen off in West Lothian in the last three weeks and they prepare to face the champions having lost their last four matches in all competitions, managing only two goals.
The Lions have lost Dermot Gallagher, Craig Halkett and Liam Kelly from last season. However, Lyndon Dykes and Marvin Bartley had been looking solid replacements until Gary Holt’s team suddenly hit the buffers in the middle of last month. That said, only Rangers have so far managed to score more than twice against Livingston in 13 matches this season so defensive resolve remains. It will just be a matter of balancing both facets of team play in the months ahead.
Alan Lithgow remains key to Livi and even popped up with a goal in last week’s defeat at Hamilton. But the defender needs team-mates to show equal tenacity if their side is to survive another season in the top flight.

Celtic Form and Team News – Another pressure match for the champions

Celtic probably needed that midweek win after a disappointing performance at Hibernian last weekend in which they surrendered their 100 per cent start to the season in the Premiership.
With an international break coming up, the Hoops will be determined to maintain their narrow lead over Rangers at the top of the table. But manager Neil Lennon will be wary that some of his players gave their all in the rain in Glasgow on Thursday and may need a rest. Ryan Christie and Christopher Jullien, in particular, appeared to cover blade at grass against Cluj at Celtic Park and James Forrest was also busy.
Olivier Ntcham could earn a recall at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Johnny Hayes and Tomas Rogic must be nearing a start for the first team, who are still unbeaten in domestic competition this season.

Livingston v Celtic Head-to-Heads

Gary Holt’s Lions drew both of their matches against Celtic in the league last season, and achieved shut-outs home and away. But Celtic had won the previous seven meetings between the sides and didn’t concede more than one goal in any of those fixtures.

Livingston v Celtic Current Best Match Odds

Livingston 12/1, Draw 11/2, Celtic 1/4 (Odds correct at 1.00pm October 4)

Livingston v Celtic Predictions

Livingston are organised and will not make this an easy fixture for a Celtic side that played a high-pressure game less than 72 hours earlier. While it is asking a lot for mis-firing Livi to actually beat the champions, they will likely keep their visitors at arm’s length for periods of the game. A 0-1 Correct Score is 7/1 with Betvictor.

Celtic to Win by One-Goal Margin
11/4

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