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Celtic vs Livingston betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

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Match preview

Celtic certainly did it the hard way, but, just about, won their first game post-World Cup break on Saturday.

On Saturday, Ange Postecoglou’s team took on Aberdeen at Pittodrie and, despite having 33 shots, it appeared as though the breakthrough was never going to come.

That is until, just two minutes from time, captain Callum McGregor fired home the winner in, what was, his first appearance since 5 October.

Jubilation in the away end, with the travelling supporters singing: “this year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to Postecoglou”.

Under the Australian, there hasn’t been much need for crying, with the Hoops winning nine successive Premiership games.

This leaves the champions nine points clear of Rangers, who are in action on Tuesday night, also visiting Pittodrie, so will have the opportunity to cut that gap.

As for Livingston, their weekend fixture against Dundee United at the Tony Macaroni was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Their inactivity saw Davie Martindale’s team slip down to fifth, which is still a remarkably achievement at this stage.

The Lions ended the first period of the season unbeaten in three, recording wins over Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, before a draw at Hearts.

Livi have never won at Celtic Park in 15 visits, but did earn a goalless draw when they last visited 14 months ago.

Back in October though, goals from KyĹŤgo Furuhashi, Greg Taylor and Jota saw the Hoops to a 3-0 victory at Almondvale.

This one at Parkhead is likely to follow a similar pattern.


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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