Celtic have taken a decision regarding the pay-per-view plans for the upcoming home match against Livingston on Saturday.
To the ire of many fans both home and away, it appears that the clubs were unable to come to an agreement on offering a video option via pay per view for Livingston’s match at Celtic Park this Saturday.
Posting on Twitter today, Livingston confirmed the lack of a PPV option but will be offering live audio of the match to their fans via the club’s £5.99/month subscription service.
Luckily for Hoops fans, they will still be able to take advantage of their club’s usual streaming services for the match such as Celtic TV. The announcement comes as quite a shock not just to Lions fans, but even some Celtic fans expressed their dismay with the idea online, citing the financial benefit a pay-per-view option would have given both clubs after the loss of ticket sales currently. That does not seem in the plans for the time being though.
The match will be critical in the early goings of Celtic’s campaign for their tenth-straight league title, coming off of back-to-back routs of Motherwell (3-0) and Ross County (5-0) to go along with a hard-fought 2-1 win away at St Mirren last night. That means they are just three points behind the Rangers with a game in hand.
Gary Holt’s Lions have struggled of late, sitting 11th in the table with just five points (1W/ 2D / 4L) through the first seven matches of the 2021 SPFL season. Neil Lennon’s Bhoys, meanwhile, sit second with 16 points through the first six matches.
Livingston also look to be without ex-Celtic star Anthony Stokes after the Irish striker agreed to part ways with the club, having made no appearances for the side since signing for them in mid-August.