Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Celtic will be looking to retain top position in the standings when they take on Livingston on Matchday 6. The Hoops failed to impress in the Champions League loss to Feyenoord on Tuesday, but they are seen as hot favourites to beat the Lions in the national championship. The likes of Abada, Welsh, Nawrocki, Carter-Vickers, Tilio, and McCarthy are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Livingston, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four games in all competitions, but given their poor head-to-head record with Celtic, away win should be considered. You should know that the Hoops emerged triumphant in each of their last four meetings with the Lions. As for the home team, Cristian Montano has yet to recover from a calf injury, while Liberia international Mohammed Sangare is pushing for a recall to the starting XI after coming off the bench in a 1-1 draw with Ross County.
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.