Our prediction for this Scottish League Cup match:
After shocking Celtic in the last 16, Ross County will be aiming to claim yet another major scalp in the Scotland League Cup when they take on Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena. The Staggies are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Wednesday’s clash, but preventing Livingston from scoring at Tony Macaroni Arena is easier said than done. Since the likes of Charlie Lakin, Ross Draper, Tom Grivosti, Oli Shaw, Carl Tremarco, and Keith Watson remain in the recovery room, away win should not be considered.
The Lions, on the other hand, aim to go all the way in the Scottish League Cup, and they are seen as favourites to win the match. Since first-choice goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has completed his self-isolation period after a positive test for coronavirus, we are tempted to put our money on the home team this time out.
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 (Ross County):
Founded back in 1929, Ross County are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. The Staggies welcome their rivals at Victoria Park, the stadium which can accommodate up to 6,541 (all-seated) people. Ross County have a bitter rivalry with fellow Highlanders Inverness Caledonian, with the two teams facing each other in Highland derby.
The Staggies recorded their biggest win against St Cuthbert Wanderers (11-0) in the 1993/94 Scottish Cup round 1, whereas their biggest loss came in the third round of the 1961/62 Scottish Cup campaign, with the team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kilmarnock. Michael Gardyne, who scored 71 goals in 392 appearances for Ross County, is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.
Ross County have never won the Scottish Premier League trophy, but they did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final in the 2009/10 season. The Staggies were beaten by Dundee United (0-3) in the title game at Hampden Park, Glasgow.