Kilmarnock vs Livingston Match Analysis & Prediction
07/02/2024 10:45 pm
Kilmanock will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to four matches when they welcome bottom-placed Livingston to the BBSP Stadium on Wednesday night for a Scottish Premiership match.
The hosts managed to secure a point from a trip to Motherwell at the weekend, while the Lions returned from Ibrox empty-handed.
Sint the 2-1 defeat to Rangers on January 2, Kilmarnock have enjoyed a three-game unbeaten run across the Premiership and Scottish Cup, securing a point from a hard-fought match against Motherwell at Fir Park last time out.
Just the single defeat in the last nine Premiership matches has allowed Derek McInnes’ side to climb up to fourth in the league standings with 33 points from 24 games, sitting seven points ahead of seventh-placed Hibernian.
No side in the top six of the division has scored fewer goals than Kilmarnock this season and they tend to share the scoring responsibility around their ranks, with Kyle Vassel, Marley Watkins and Danny Armstrong all players who can come up with a decisive moment.
Only Rangers and Celtic possess a better home record than Kilmarnock in the Premiership so far this season, with Killie losing just two of their 12 league matches at the BBSP Stadium – the most recent of those defeats coming on December 7 against third-placed Hearts.
Arriving at the home of Rangers on Saturday, not even the most optimistic Livingston fan would have been expecting their side to secure their first win in the Premiership since early October, and the Lions were unable to upset the odds at Ibrox as they lost 3-0.
Following another disappointing day on the road last time out, David Martindale’s side remain rooted to the bottom of the Premiership standings with just 13 points from their opening 24 matches, six points adrift of 11th-placed Ross County.
The Lions possess the division’s worst attack and leakiest defence simultaneously, so the January transfer window was a crucial moment when the strugglers needed to add quality to their ranks, with Michael McGovern and Tete Yengi joining on loan from Hearts and Ipswich Town respectively, while David Carson arrived on a free transfer from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Kilmarnock vs. Livingston Head to head
In the 33 previous meetings between these two teams, Kilmarnock have claimed 18 victories while Livingston have won 11, and they have drawn in four. Livingston have scored 39 goals and conceded 51 in the process.
Kilmarnock Team News
Kilmarnock were relatively solid during their trip to Fir Park on Saturday, meaning centre-back duo Stuart Findlay and Joe Wright should be selected once again.
Right-back Lewis Mayo will retain his spot in the side after scoring only his second goal in first-team football, with Welshman Thomas Davies expected to play at left-back.
Kilmarnock's Last 5 Matches
Livingston Team News
Livingston are set to make two changes from the side which barely laid a glove on Rangers at Ibrox, with Joel Nouble and James Penrice prime candidates to drop to the bench.
Striker Bruce Anderson and Sean Kelly were introduced to the Glasgow match at halftime at the weekend, and the pair could be promoted to the starting XI on Wednesday.
Livingston's Last 5 Matches
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Kilmarnock vs. Livingston: Odds and Predictions
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