Will Celtic's impressive post-international break record continue?

By John Reid

November 22, 2019

Celtic fans have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the club’s return to league action against Livingston on Saturday. After all, the Hoops have won their last seven games in all competitions. That is an excellent run of form, and one that Neil Lennon will be looking to continue when the Hoops return to action.

What has been interesting to note is that the good run of form started in the first game after the last international break. The Hoops went into that game on the back of two poor league results.

Emphatic victory sparked life into Hoops

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However, that didn’t stop them from hammering Ross County 6-0. That result seemed to spark new life into the Hoops, who haven’t looked back since.

That was Celtic’s second league game after the international break, and it was a second victory, as in September Celtic returned to action with a 1-0 win over Hamilton. The performance wasn’t the best that day. However, Celtic still picked up the three points.

Seven goals in two games is impressive

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Therefore, in the two league games following the international break so far this season, Celtic have picked up six points out of six, scored seven goals and not conceded any.

The Hoops will be looking to continue this fine record against Livingston. The question that has to be asked is will the record continue on Saturday? If Celtic are at their best, the answer has to be ‘yes’.

Celtic are currently locked in a close battle with Rangers in the Premiership. The Hoops will not want to let their Glasgow rivals gain any ground in the title race. Particularly when Celtic are at home in a game they will be favoured to win.

Even though Neil Lennon will not have long to work with his players on international duty, the Hoops will still be expected to defeat Livingston to stay at the top of the league, and continue their winning run. It will be a disappointment if Celtic do not get the victory.