Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
A place in the Scottish FA Cup quarter-finals will be at the stake when Inverness and Livingston face each other at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Inverness are enjoying a successful season, but, as things stand now, they are unlikely to secure automatic promotion to the Premiership. The Caley Jags kicked off their FA Cup campaign by beating fellow Championship side Alloa Athletic, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Livingston.
Following four consecutive wins in the Scottish Premier League, the Lions suffered a 2-0 loss to Ross County in their last league fixture. Livingston aim to get back on course as soon as possible, but the game against Inverness will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. A close encounter is on the cards at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Craig Sibbald):
Craig Sibbald is a Scottish footballer who plays for Livingston as a midfielder. Sibbald started his senior career at Falkirk, and after scoring 30 goals in 214 appearances for the Bairns, he signed a two-year contract with Livingston in the summer of 2018.
Craig Sibbald made his Scotland Premier League debut on September 30, 2018, in a 1-0 loss to Rangers. Four months later, he scored his first goal in the Scottish top flight, finding the net in a 3-1 win over St Mirren. Craig Sibbald has three caps with the Scotland U16 team while making two appearances for the Scotland U17 side. He wears the number 10 shirt at Livingston, and his preferred foot is left.
Sibbald’s main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a left winger as well. The Scottish footballer has a contract with Livingston until July 1, 2018. In August 2011, he was named the Scottish Football League Young Player of the Month.
Highlighted Team (Livingston):
Nicknamed the Lions, Livingstone are the Scottish Premier League club founded during the Second World War (1943) under the name of Ferranti Amateurs. Livingston welcome their opponents at Almondvale Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 9,512.
The Lions are known for their amber home kit, with the team wearing white when playing on the travels. Livingston have yet to win the Scottish Premier League title, but they did remarkably well to go all the way in the Scottish League Cup in the 2003/2004 season. The Lions recorded a 2-0 win over Hibernian in the title game played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Livingston registered their biggest win against Stranraer (8-0) in August 2012 in the first round of the Scottish League Cup, while their most massive defeat came on December 14, 1974, as they were beaten 8-0 by Hamilton. Legendary Premier League coach Paul Lambert is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.