Livingston vs. Hibernian Match Analysis and Prediction

The second round of the Scottish Premiership fixtures kickstarts the weekend. Livingstone will be playing host to side Hibernian in a heated contest to proceed to the next round. The match schedules for Saturday at the Alderstone Road with kickoff at 5 pm.

Livingston will be looking to overturn their opening day 1-0 defeat to St. Mirren. However, it is a different case for the hosts who enjoyed the opening day 2-1 win over Kilmarnock last Saturday.

Livingston started their pre-friendly campaign with three consecutive wins. Fans were shocked when the side fell to a 1-0 defeat against St. Mirren, who ended their 2019/20 campaign at the bottom half of the table.

Gary Holt will be looking to overturn a shaky start to the campaign this weekend. The side had an impressive previous campaign managing to finish top five in the league. The side has enough time to shake off the defeat and managed to register another impressive season in Scottish top flight.

Jack Ross started the season on the right note, having picked all three points. Their opponents were unable to pull through a draw after suffering an early strike. The side will be looking to maintain a top-six finish in the league as they head to the Alderstone Road.

Livingston vs. Hibernian Head to Head

Both sides have met 16 games against each other, with Hibernian taking home ten wins against two wins for the visitors. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league.

Home

St. Mirren 1-0 Livingston

Ross County 2-2 Livingston

St. Johnstone 1-0 Livingston

Livingston 2-2 Celtic

Hibernian 1-1 Livingston

Away

Hibernian 2-1 Kilmanorck

Celtic 3-1 Hibernian

Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian

Hibernian 1-3 Heart of Midlothian

Livingston Team News

The only injury woe at the camp includes the hip surgery undergone by former Captain Alan Lithgow. Holt might continue with the same starting lineup that kickstarted their league campaign. Debutant Salim Kouider-Aissa will be hoping to gain some minutes under Holt after coming on during their loss to side St. Mirren.

Hibernian Team News

Ross will also keep the same starting lineup that secures the vital three points in the season opener. The attacking threat for the side includes the likes of Kevin Nisbet and Boyle, who put an impressive show in their last outing. Christina Doidge will be looking to maintain his spot ahead of the attacking threat.

Prediction and Odds

Livingston has more to prove in their home ground after suffering their first defeat of the season.

Draw

Both Teams to Score

Goals Under 2.5

 

 

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