Celtic vs Livingston
Celtic had both good and bad luck in a matter of days. Even though they won a Scottish league match against their biggest rival, Rangers, over the weekend, they were blown out by Real Madrid 0–3, the current European champions opening Champions League campaign. The away team is riding high after a recent victory against Hearts and is hoping to keep the leaders in check in their stadium.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Celtic - favorite to win
Celtic has not played a tie in their last five matches, winning four matches in a row against Hearts, Dundee United, Ross County, and Rangers, all in the Scottish Premiership, and losing just one against Real Madrid. Celtic scored 16 goals and gave up 7. (16-7). Celtic has averaged 4.17 goals per game in this league season in scoring. The host team has been cautioned eight times for yellow cards and has never been sent off in their previous nine matches. Celtic averages 7.2 points each game in team ratings. They hope to bounce back from a crushing defeat to Real Madrid while playing Livingston. They will have a lot on their plate, though, as they also have to get ready to play Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, their second Champions League week's encounter.
Livingston - can they stop the league leaders?
Livingston sits 7th on the Scottish's League table with 9 points in 6 matches. They have two wins against Hibernian and Hearts in their last five games and three consecutive losses to Motherwell, Aberdeen, and Dundee United. In those games, the team's total number of goals was 3, while they conceded ten goals to their opponents. In addition, to 86 fouls, the squad collected 17 cautions, including two reds. With a 6.54 average rating each game, Livingston is a solid squad. Livingston has been below average in this season's league in average possession of the ball at 35.17%. Manager David Martindale of Livingston is missing several key contributors. Tom Parkes (Knee Injury) and Bruce Anderson (Ankle Injury) won't be available for the visitors when they travel to Celtic Park.
Expert Betting Tips
There have been three draws in the five previous head-to-head meetings between these two teams, with two wins for Celtic, a win for Livingston, and fifteen goals scored overall. The Bhoys have 11 goals and four goals Livingston. There have been 2.5 goals scored on average in each match. We expect Celtic to have the majority of possession and create several scoring opportunities. Livingston, on the other hand, will have their work cut out for them if they want to score, but we still think they will manage to reach the back of the net at least once.