Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Aberdeen play host to Livingston at their Pittodrie Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting Premiership game. The Dons have been having their ups and downs of late, but their display in a 1-0 win over St. Johnstone is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Aberdeen are eyeing their second home win of the process, and the bookies see them as favourites to pick up all three points from the match. Callum Roberts and Connor Barron should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Lions, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Motherwell, with the team having no more than five goal attempts. Livingston face a difficult task in Saturday’s game, and seeing that Aberdeen have turned their Pittodrie Stadium into a real fortress, home win should definitely be considered. Dylan Bahamboula is banned for the match, while both Morgan Boyes and Tom Parks are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Funso Ojo ):
Funso Ojo is a Belgium international who plays for Aberdeen as a midfielder. Ojo was born in Antwerp on August 28, 1991, starting his youth career at Olse Merksem. In 2004 he was spotted by PSV scouts, moving to Eindhoven very soon.
Funso Ojo made 11 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving to Beerschot AC, yet another club from his youth career. The Belgium international played for the likes of Royal Antwerp, Dordrecht, Willem II, and Scunthorpe United before signing a deal with Aberdeen in 2019. Funso Ojo made his Scotland Premiership debut in a 3-2 win over Hearts.
Speaking of his international career, Ojo has one cap with the Belgium U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Belgium senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a defensive midfielder. As his parents are of Nigeria descent, the Aberdeen footballer has a dual citizenship.
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.