Celtic will kickstart their campaign after the international break against Livingston this weekend. There is little room for error at the top of the table as the Hoops lead Rangers only on goal difference at the moment. Livingston were the one to hand Celtic their only defeat of the season so far as they won in the Almondvale Stadium by 2-0 in October.
The Hoops will go in as the clear favourites at home, but Livingston have the quality to be stubborn and robust in defence. Lennon will hope that his boys can start firing on all cylinders right after the international break. Livingston are winless in their last five games, losing three of those and drawing two.
Team News: Jozo Simunovic is a long term absentee, and he will miss out. Hatem Abd Elhamed is also going to be unavailable after he sustained an injury on a memorable night in Rome. Leigh Griffiths is back in training, and he could make the bench for now. Michael Johnston is still doubtful, but his return shouldn’t be too far off.
Scott Bain is also going to be unavailable. Striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo will be missing out due to injury. Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo is also a doubt.
Celtic Predicted Lineup Vs Livingston
Fraser Forster should keep his place in goal once again. Christopher Jullien has done well after arriving in the summer, and he should start in defence. He is likely to be partnered by Kristoffer Ajer in the centre back role. Young Jeremie Frimpong is expected to start at right-back. Jonny Hayes could continue at left-back after his impressive performance against Motherwell before the international break.
Scott Brown is still going strong in the middle, and he will play in his typical defensive midfield role. Callum McGregor is going to partner him in central areas. Ryan Christie was given marching orders the last time around against Livingston, and he will be keen to perform well this time against the same opponents. The Scotsman should start as the attacking midfielder. Mohamed Elyounoussi has caught the eye so far as he has grabbed crucial assists and goals. He should continue on the left flank. James Forrest is a no brainer to start on the right-wing for the Bhoys.
Lennon will be glad to know that Leigh Griffiths is closing in on a return. However, Odsonne Edouard will undoubtedly lead the line for Celtic again.
- Update In Barcelona’s Chase Of This Argentine Forward: Should Setien Pay His Release Clause? - March 31, 2020
- Celtic Forward Emerges As Transfer Priority For Newcastle United: What Will He Add To Bruce’s Team? - March 31, 2020
- Striker’s Agent Talks About A Possible Rangers Move: Will He Be A Good Signing For Gerrard? - March 31, 2020
more recommended stories
Postecoglou To Make Changes? | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic Lineup To Face St. Johnstone
Celtic have bounced back from a.
Jota Gets 8.5, Abada With 6 | Celtic Players Rated In Their Win Against Ferencvárosi
It’s been a must-win contest for.
Postecoglou To Make One Change? | Predicted 4-3-3 Celtic Lineup To Face Ferencvarosi
It’s now or never for Celtic.
Jota Gets 8.5, Turnbull With 8 | Celtic Players Rated In Their Commanding Win Against Motherwell
Celtic are battling to script a.
The Great Myth
I wrote last month about how.
Furuhashi To Lead The Line | Predicted 4-3-3 Celtic Lineup To Face Motherwell
A thrilling late win against Aberdeen.
Money, Money, Money
How can Newcastle United be the.
Celtic Sensation Opens Up On Future & Discusses Premier League Move: Why The Hoops Must Retain His Services
In a recent interview with Japanese.
Celtic Defender Staying Patient Despite Lack of Gametime: A Slow Start For The Hoops’ Summer Signing
In a recent interview, versatile Celtic.
Celtic Star Expresses His Delight For The Rangers Outcast: His Own Future At Stake?
In a recent interview, Celtic centre-forward.