Livingston vs Celtic preview: Prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV

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Celtic come up against Livingston in the Scottish Premiership this weekend. The Hoops had a break recently due to the international break. Brendan Rodgers will be keen for his side to return to action for the title run-in and start on a positive note at the Tony Macaroni Arena when facing David Martindale's team.

Livingston vs Celtic preview

Join The Celtic Bhoys for the preview of the game, which features a score prediction, team news, predicted lineups & information about how to watch Livingston vs Celtic on TV.

How to watch Livingston vs Celtic on TV

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  • When is kick off? Sunday 31 March, 2024
  • What time is kick off? 12:00 (BST)
  • Where is it played? Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
  • TV channel / live stream? Sky Sports Football

Livingston team news

Thankfully for the home team, there is no injury news to report. Martindale will be able to select his strongest lineup but he must keep an eye on four of his players, who are at risk of suspension if they are booked in this match. Those players include Mikey Devlin, Cristian Montano, Ayo Obileye and Mo Sangare, as per Transfermarkt.

Celtic team news

For Celtic, there is plenty more to discuss. Let's start off with the good news, as Yang Hyun-jun will return to action, after completing his two-match suspension before the international break.

Celtic are expected to assess Luis Palma before this match. It doesn't look promising, as the medical team on his international break believed that the winger could miss up to a month of action. As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rodgers said: “I listen to my own medical team. Luis will miss the St Johnstone game and then will hopefully be available not too long after that.”

Reo Hatate is edging closer to a return, which comes as a huge boost to Rodgers. The Celtic Bhoys reported last week that he managed 45 minutes of action in a bounce game, meaning he could be in contention for the Livingston match. The manager should not rush him back quicker than necessary, though.

Liam Scales missed the last Premiership match for Celtic, after picking up an injury in training. The defender faces a race against time to be fit for this game after he was withdrawn from international duty.

Skipper Callum McGregor has been missed by Celtic. The hope is that he is back available after the international break.

Predicted Livingston vs Celtic lineups

Predicted Livingston lineup vs Celtic: George, Brandon, Obileye, Devlin, Penrice; Sangare, Holt, Shinnie; Mackay, Anderson, Nouble

Predicted Celtic lineup vs Livingston: Hart, Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Taylor; O'Riley, McGregor, Iwata; Maeda, Kyogo, Kuhn

Livingston vs Celtic prediction

The international break should have served Celtic well. They are involved in a tight title race so at this point, every game is seen as a deciding match. The Hoops should get the edge in this one, even away from home. Our prediction: Livingston 0-2 Celtic.