St Johnstone will lock horns with Livingstone on the final match of the Scottish Premiership this Saturday at Mcdiarmid Park with kickoff at 14:30.
The last time these two came head to head was back in February this year in a League Cup final, a game in which the hosts emerged with the cup following a 1-0 win. Both teams will be heading into the match level on points with St Johnstone having a higher goal difference and in 5th position on the league table.
The Saints suffered a 4-0 defeat to Celtic in the midweek fixtures and considering that they will appear in the Scottish Cup final against Hibs, Callum Davidson is more likely to mix the squad tomorrow. However, for The Saints regardless of the results tomorrow, they will still have a chance to play in the European football if they win the Scottish Cup next weekend against Hibernian.
Meanwhile the Lions will be looking to make amends for their five defeats in row including the 0-3 loss to Rangers. The Lions will also be looking to seize the three points to finish in the 5th position and open the doors to European football that have been closed for 18 years.
Livingstone have been struggling in the recent weeks as they have only won one game in the past 12 league encounters and also, they have not won in any of their past 6 away matches.
St Johnstone vs Livingstone head to head
Both teams have 32 matches against each other since 2001. St Johnstone have 15 Victories whereas The Lions have collected 11 victories and six matches ended in draw. Take a look;
- Livingstone 0-1 St Johnstone Feb 28, 20121
- Livingstone 1-2 St Johnstone Feb 6, 2021
- St Johnstone 1-2 Livingstone Dec 12, 2020
- Livingstone 2-0 St Johnstone Sep 26, 2020
- St Johnstone 1-0 Livingstone Mar 7, 2020
Now here is how they performed against other teams;
- Celtic 4-0 St Johnstone
- St Mirren 1-2 St Johnstone
- Hibernian 0-1 St Johnstone
- Rangers 2-4 St Johnstone
- St Johnstone 1-1 Rangers
- Livingstone 0-3 Rangers
- Livingstone 1-2 Aberdeen
- Hibernian 2-1 Livingstone
- Aberdeen 5-3 Livingstone
- Celtic 6-0 Livingstone
St Johnstone team news
St Johnstone are more likely to be left with a threadbare squad following a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad. The team suffered the same fate in their midweek 4-0 defeat against Celtic as nine first-team players tested positive. The good news for Callum Davidson’s side is that there was no new positive cases of Covid-19 in his squad in the last testing. Also, he is expecting some of the players including their top scorer Stevie May who missed the Celtic game to be available for the crucial Scottish cup final next weekend.
Livingstone team news
Livingstone have their full squad available for the clash although they have been vulnerable in their defence recently. They have conceded goals in their last 14 matches in all competitions.
Prediction and odds
- St Johnstone win
- Goals over 1.5