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We’re counting down to Scottish Cup action scheduled for Saturday as Livingston meet Raith Rovers.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Livingston v Raith Rovers - along with the latest match odds.
Livingston enter this match following on from a 1-1 Premiership drawn game against Hibernian.
In that game, Livingston had 48% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Livingston was Craig Sibbald (28'). For their opponents, Hibernian got 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Christian Doidge (41') was the scorer for Hibernian.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Livingston have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Livi Lions have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Raith Rovers will come into the meeting following on from a 5-1 Championship win versus Dunfermline Athletic in their most recent outing.
For Raith Rovers, goals were scored by Regan Hendry (17'), Lewis Vaughan (31', 40') and Jamie Gullan (48', 76'). Kevin O'Hara (22') was the scorer for Dunfermline Athletic.
A run of dependable displays from the Raith Rovers defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures in total. In that time, their forwards have scored 7.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 25/04/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Livingston winning 3 of those games, Raith Rovers 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them from Livi Lions and 7 created by The Rovers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
Team News: Livingston
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Livingston manager David Martindale to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Keaghan Jacobs (Foot Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Raith Rovers
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn to contend with. David McKay (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Livingston should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Raith Rovers may well find it hard to get a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be being dangerous for periods.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 winning score for Livingston at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tony Macaroni Arena (9,512)
Captain: Marvin Bartley
Chairman: Robert Wilson
Manager: David Martindale
Competitions: Premiership position 5, League Cup (Final), Scottish Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Star Man: Scott Pittman
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Scott Pittman was born in Scotland. Having made a first senior appearance for Livingston in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 7 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 33 appearances.