Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be aiming to retain top position in the Scottish Premier League standings when they welcome Livingston at their Celtic Park. The Hoops are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the national championship, and you should bear in mind that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous four league fixtures. Since Rangers are breathing down Celtic's neck, we predict that the league leaders will go all guns blazing at the Lions.
French rising star Odsonne Edouard scored his ninth goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Motherwell, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Gary Holt’s men, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to the likes of Motherwell and Rangers. Celtic failed to beat Livingston in the previous four meetings between the two teams in the Scottish Premier League, but the time has come for the in-form capital club to put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Scott Sinclair):
At the age of nine, Scott Sinclair joined Bristol Rovers youth school and seven years later he signed a deal with Chelsea. However, the winger played no more than five league games for Chelsea as he spent a big part of his career on loan at Plymouth, QPR, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, WBA and Aston Villa. He played for Swansea City between 2010 and 2012, scoring 28 goals in 82 league appearances for the Welsh outfit.
On 19 May, 2015 Sinclair signed a permanent deal with Aston Villa, but he failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. He scored only two goals in 21 league appearances for the team and the Villans eventually dropped to the Championship.
The Aston Villa winger, who is capable of playing on both sides of the field, has 7 caps for England U21 and it has to be noted that he made 4 appearances for Great Britain, scoring one goal for Team GB. Scott Sinclair was born in Bath, England on 25 March, 1989.
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.