Celtic v Livingston: team news, referee details, KO time and where to watch

Celtic face Livingston in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final on Sunday afternoon with a place at Hampden in the semis at stake. David Martindale’s Livingston side  will be hoping to continue their cup run at the expensive of the holders. Celtic have already beaten Buckie Thistle and St Mirren to reach this stage of the competition and will be hoping that the Premiership’s bottom side will be put aside.

Brendan Rodgers is unbeaten in the competition across two spells at the club and will hoping to return to Hampden next month.

Team News

Celtic are without Callum McGregor, the skipper will likely be out until after the International Break with a calf/achilles injury. Yang is suspended after the dubious call at Tynecastle was not overturned.

Reo Hatate is working back from injury but the Japanese midfielder is still out injured. Maik Nawrocki is still out after picking up a knock. Luis Palma is the latest player to pick up an injury and he may miss the game as a result.

In goals, Joe Hart will start. Expect a back four of Alistair Johnston, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Liam Scales and Greg Taylor. In midfield, it will likely be the same trio that started against Hearts – Paulo Bernardo, Matt O’Riley and Tomoki Iwata. There is also an argument that Odin Thiago Holm could start.

In attack, expect Adam Idah will likely start through the middle with Nicolas Kuhn and Daizen Maeda on the left.

Predicted XI: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; Iwata, Bernardo, O’Riley; Maeda, Idah, Kuhn.

David Turnbull of Celtic reacts after scoring his team’s first goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and St. Mirren FC at Celtic Park on November 01, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kick Off Time

The game kicks off at 14:30 (Celtic Park Time).

Match Officials

Referee William Collum reacts during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Germany and Armenia at Mercedes Benz Arena on September 05, 2021 in Stuttgart, Stuttgart. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Willie Collum has been named as the referee. The seasoned ref will be assisted by Frank Connor and Steven Traynor with David Munro operating as Fourth Official. Meanwhile, at Clydesdale House, Nick Walsh is on VAR with Sean Carr assisting.

Where to Watch

The game is on Viaplay with coverage from Celtic Park beginning at 2pm. The game will also be shown live on Celtic TV to subscribers based outside of Britain and Ireland.

Score Prediction 

Have a feeling that Celtic will put on a show this afternoon and run out 4-0 winners.

About Author

Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

1 Comment

  1. Holm given chance dint know how he fell down the pecking order last week seen bernardo wasn’t covering back so maybe why he is dropped can we play with two strikers can’t see why not cause livingstone will more than likely park the bus No doubt Celtic are devastating by injuries but players that’s available are good enough if attitude is right anything but a win will likely end there Celtic careerers