Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Celtic go in search of a ninth consecutive Scottish Premier League title when they take on a newly promoted Livingston at Celtic Park. The visitors were the runners-up in the Championship campaign last season and they have returned to the top flight for the first time since 2005-06. Meanwhile, Celtic last failed to win a league title back in 2010-11 season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Celtic’s primary focus has been the Champions League qualification rounds with the team now managing to seal a place in the third round after the 3-1 aggregate victory over Rosenberg.
Livingston have been involved in the League Cup action so far and the club has been able to reach the second round of the competition to set up a tie against Motherwell.
This is the first meeting between Celtic and Livingston since 2008. Back then, the Scottish League Cup match witnessed a 4-0 victory for Celtic at Celtic Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Celtic win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
Livingston are at a whopping 21.00 for a victory but we would not go with the option even at this price. Celtic are a formidable opponent even if they are likely to have one eye on the upcoming third round of the Champions League qualification match against AEK Athens. Brendan Rodgers will put out a strong team to begin the campaign in a positive fashion and our preview would go with a win for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Celtic win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
Celtic vs Livingston draw odds: 11.00
Livingston win odds: 21.00
Correct Score odds
Last season, Celtic came up with 38 goals at home – the second-highest tally in the SPL. Even though there have been some crucial departures from Celtic like Stuart Armstrong, Rodgers has been handed the funds to convert the loan signing of Odsonne Edouard into a permanent deal. The former PSG forward has already scored three goals in four Champions League matches. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Celtic 3-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Celtic 3-0 win at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Livingston outfit have been able to score in three out of the last four competitive matches, although they have primarily been in the Scottish League Cup. They may struggle to score at Celtic Park where the Hoops are extremely strong. Still, the goals from Celtic alone are expected to make this game as an entertaining match. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Over 2.5 goals at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Leigh Griffiths is likely to be used as the main forward for this match, as in-form Odsonne Edouard may be rested for this encounter due to the upcoming game against AEK Athens. Griffiths returned with 13 goals last season and our first goalscorer prediction would back the 26-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Leigh Griffiths at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
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