Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be aiming to cement to position in the standings when they take on Livingston in the Premiership round 24. The Hoops faced no difficulties in a 2-0 win over Dundee United, with the team sealing the victory early in the second half, and they are now on a quest to extend their winning run to four games. In-form midfielder Aaron Mooy should keep his place in the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Lions, on the other hand, kicked off 2023 in great manner, with the team beating both Ross County and St Johnstone, while sharing the spoils with Motherwell and Hearts. Livingston, though, are on a three-game losing run against Celtic, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Hoops’ party at Celtic Park. Fit-again forward Kurtis Guthrie is pushing for a start, while both Joel Nouble and Tom Parkes remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Livingston):
Nicknamed the Lions, Livingstone are the Scottish Premier League club founded during the Second World War (1943) under the name of Ferranti Amateurs. Livingston welcome their opponents at Almondvale Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 9,512.
The Lions are known for their amber home kit, with the team wearing white when playing on the travels. Livingston have yet to win the Scottish Premier League title, but they did remarkably well to go all the way in the Scottish League Cup in the 2003/2004 season. The Lions recorded a 2-0 win over Hibernian in the title game played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Livingston registered their biggest win against Stranraer (8-0) in August 2012 in the first round of the Scottish League Cup, while their most massive defeat came on December 14, 1974, as they were beaten 8-0 by Hamilton. Legendary Premier League coach Paul Lambert is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.