Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be looking to move one step closer to winning yet another domestic trophy when they face Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena. The Hoops suffered a shocking 3-1 loss to Copenhagen in the Europa League, meaning that they will be fully focused on winning the national championship in the remainder of the season. Despite failing to find the net in the FA Cup win over St. Johnstone, a man to watch in the away team will be France starlet Odsonne Edouard, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Livingston shared the spoils with Hibernian in their last league fixture, but Neil Lennon’s men are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Christian Doidge, who scored his 11th goal of the season in the 1-1 draw with the Hibs, is likely to lead the line for the hosts, but we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs.
Highlighted Player (Craig Sibbald):
Craig Sibbald is a Scottish footballer who plays for Livingston as a midfielder. Sibbald started his senior career at Falkirk, and after scoring 30 goals in 214 appearances for the Bairns, he signed a two-year contract with Livingston in the summer of 2018.
Craig Sibbald made his Scotland Premier League debut on September 30, 2018, in a 1-0 loss to Rangers. Four months later, he scored his first goal in the Scottish top flight, finding the net in a 3-1 win over St Mirren. Craig Sibbald has three caps with the Scotland U16 team while making two appearances for the Scotland U17 side. He wears the number 10 shirt at Livingston, and his preferred foot is left.
Sibbald’s main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a left winger as well. The Scottish footballer has a contract with Livingston until July 1, 2018. In August 2011, he was named the Scottish Football League Young Player of the Month.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.