Predicting the results of Celtic's confirmed fixtures in April

Sam Preston April 2, 2021
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Currently, Celtic have just the three fixtures confirmed for April, but will hope a Scottish Cup run can take that up to five.

Winning a trophy would be the ideal way to end a hugely disappointing season, creating optimism about what next year could bring.

It would also remind Rangers that they’re not going to have everything their own way despite their title win.

A home third round cup tie against Falkirk awaits on Saturday, before league clashes with Livingston and Aberdeen.

Here are our predictions…

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Falkirk (H) – Win

By the end of the month, Celtic could be in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

The cup has to be their priority and a professional job against Falkirk is the order of the day.

The visitors are flying high at the top of League One, so they’ll be full of confidence but Celtic should have too much for them if they’re focused and professional.

It’s hard to see anything other than a home win.

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Livingston (H) – Win

Livingston have won just one of their last five in the league.

The battles between the two clubs have been close this season, with two draws and a 3-2 Bhoys win the outcomes.

But this Celtic side needs to try and build confidence and momentum to take into a cup run and hopefully lead into next season.

That should make the difference and get them over the line here, even if there’s only a goal in the game again.

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Aberdeen (A) – Draw

Celtic have beaten Aberdeen at Parkhead three times this season, but they’re a different prospect on the road.

October’s thrilling 3-3 draw might be a better template for what’s to come here, although Aberdeen aren’t in the best form themselves right now.

If the energy is all going into the cup run, this midweek clash might not be as much of a priority coming as it does between fourth and fifth round weekend.

There might be a changes and if there are, a draw away from home wouldn’t be the worst result.