Our prediction for this Scottish League Cup match:
Livingston and St. Mirren go head to head at Hampden Park in the League Cup semis. Livingston set up a meeting with St. Mirren by beating Ross County 2-0, and they head into Sunday’s showdown following a 2-2 draw with Celtic. The Lions have been in a splendid form of late, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win the semi-final. Livingston boss has an injury-free squad, and he is likely to field the best possible side against St. Mirren.
The Saints, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to St. Johnstone in their last Premiership match, with the team failing to win the previous four league fixtures. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the nominal hosts, who seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the semifinal. St. Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has no fresh injury worries.
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 (St Mirren):
St Mirren are Scottish football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. Founded in 1877, the Buddies play home games at St Mirren Park. The venue, which was built in 2009, can hold up to 8,000 spectators.
St Mirren are well known for their white and black home kit, while black and violet are the dominant colours of their away kit. The Scottish club played their first match against Johnstone Britannia on October 6, 1877, winning the game by one goal to nil. St Mirren have a bitter rivalry with Greenock Morton, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two clubs.
The Buddies recorded their biggest win on January 30, 1960, with the team crushing Glasgow University 15-0 in the Scottish Cup. David McCrae is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 221 league goals. St Mirren have won the Scotland Premiership three times (1925/26, 1958/59, 1986/87).