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Predicted 4-2-3-1 Celtic Lineup Vs Dundee United - Lennon looks on
Celtic's Scottish head coach Neil Lennon applauds their win at the final whistle in the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Celtic and Lille at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on December 10, 2020. - Celtic won the game 3-2. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP)

Some good news have finally from Celtic camp as all but one of their isolated players have returned negative tests and are likely to be reintegrated ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to Livingston. These two sides settled for a stalemate last weekend and the depleted Bhoys would seek revenge in the reverse tie in spite of Livi’s sensational run of form in recent weeks.

Back to back draws have shattered the Bhoys’ ‘ten in a row’ mission, but they must not give it up yet and should rather start winning matches having failed to secure a result so far in 2021. Rangers, the runaway Premiership leaders, have maintained an unbeaten streak and the champions should put up a fight now to prove their worth in the Scottish game.

4-1-3-2 Celtic Predicted Lineup To Face Livingston

Defence

Conor Hazard is having a breakthrough campaign between the sticks and the young custodian should retain his place even though Vasilis Barkas is declared fit for the midweek contest. The Greece international has been erroneous in previous outings whereas Hazard saved his side from a late scare at Celtic Park by denying Josh Mullin in the closing minutes.

Jeremie Frimpong of Celtic is in action against Livingston
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 16: Jeremie Frimpong of Celtic takes a shotunder pressure from Efe Ambrose of Livingston FC during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on January 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around Scotland remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Jeremie Frimpong featured down the wing on Saturday afternoon but should be restored to his usual right-back role in place of Anthony Ralston. Shane Duffy has been disappointing ever since his summer loan from Brighton & Hove Albion and the Irishman is likely to be dropped if Kristoffer Ajer returns to action. Nir Bitton, impressive during these two side’s weekend meeting, must partner the Norwegian in the heart of the backline and the balanced display of Diego Laxalt should earn him the nod over young Greg Taylor.

Midfield

Ismaila Soro has reminded everyone of peak Scott Brown at times in the centre of the pitch and the Ivorian must orchestrate the show from his deep-lying slot allowing Callum McGregor to make runs down the middle.

While McGregor is expected to feature from the left, his versatility would help the Hoops retain possession and create goal-scoring opportunities from in and around the attacking third. David Turnbull is in majestic form and should offer his creative spark as the ‘number 10’. Ryan Christie needs to step up his game from the right-hand flank if he’s cleared to travel to West Lothian.

Attack

All four of Celtic’s centre-forwards missed out the last couple of fixtures, but the preferred duo of Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard would lead the line if available ahead of Albian Ajeti and Patryk Klimala.

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