Sevco are away to Livingston tomorrow at 12pm. It will be the first real test of Van Bronckhorst’s tenure as the Ibrox manager, of course after he bottled the cup semi-final against Hibs and chose, perhaps for his own sake, the smarter option of a gimmie against a depleted Sparta Prague team at home on Thursday night. This game will show if things have actually taken a turn for the better for them, if certain players are back on form, such as the 15st huffy Colombian, or whether they go back to being bottle jobs and not having any hunger, like their own player Connor Goldson eluded to after the drubbing they received from Hibs last weekend.
Livi is a very tough place to go to, especially on a freezing cold midday Sunday kick off like they will face tomorrow. But in fairness their record against Livingston is a good one, both home and away. All Livingston have mustered in their last 9 games against Sevco is a 0-0 draw, so history isn’t on their side unfortunately, but we know from our own experiences with them this season that they are capable of getting up for the big games and frustrating their opponents with their extremely defensive tactics. Hopefully tomorrow is one of those days.
We then play Aberdeen at Celtic Park in a 3pm kick off, just over an hour after their game will have finished. We could either be playing to go 1-2 points behind Sevco, or we will be playing to claw the gap back to 4 points again from 7. Whatever happens in their game, Celtic coming away with anything but a win tomorrow would be terrible, and absolutely unthinkable if Sevco come away with all 3 points in their game. We cannot let them gain any confidence and momentum.
It’s set up to be an exciting day in the SPFL title race tomorrow. I have full confidence in Celtic doing the business tomorrow against Aberdeen. Let’s hope Livingston try as hard against Sevco as they seem to do against us, because then that could make things very interesting indeed.