Celtic return to domestic action this weekend with a few scars after a dramatic night for the Hoops in Europe a few days ago.
The Bhoys were exceptional in the final third as they scored three times against one of the most dominant teams in La Liga on Thursday night. However, the opposition’s quality against Celtic eventually told when Real Betis won the game 4-3.
Ange Postecoglou’s side travelled to Spain with an injury-hit squad but the Australian should have a few faces back when they face Livingston on Sunday afternoon.
It’s a game they should be winning but how will they line up? Here’s what we’re predicting…
We are tipping Celtic to make three changes from the side which lost to Betis in the Europa League.
The first change is on the flanks, where Liel Abada comes back into the team at the expense of Adam Montgomery.
Abada missed the clash in Seville due to religious reasons but is all set to play this weekend and should take the Scottish teenager’s place in the team.
A further alteration is in the middle of the park where Postecoglou is optimistic about Callum McGregor’s chances of returning.
He didn’t play on Thursday night because of a small knock but the £20k-per-week earner has now seemingly recovered and should come in for Ismaila Soro.
The Ivorian was withdrawn early last time out after a number of tackles saw him fortunate not to be red-carded. Therefore, McGregor’s return should be a welcome boost.
The final change is in defence, where Carl Starfelt is axed after an increasing number of dodgy performances. Stephen Welsh returns to partner Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Postecoglou is likely to resist the temptation of moving Josip Juranovic to his favoured role at right-back.
Anthony Ralston did score against Betis but was woeful from a defensive point of view. However, he should have an easier ride against Livingston, and after his impressive start to the season, he plays again.