Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tannadice Park will host Saturday’s football game between Dundee United and Livingston, the two teams, with entirely different ambitions in the 2021/2022 Premiership season. Dundee United are eyeing a place in European competitions, while Livingston’s main goal is to secure the top flight survival. The Terrors aim to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Celtic, and you should know that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the process.
Both Liam Smith and Marc McNulty are sidelined with injuries, while Dylan Levitt is a major doubt. The Lions, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Scottish top flight. Livingston, though, have been struggling in front of goal of late, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Both Smith and Woodburn limped off with injuries in the defeat to Hearts, while Jackson Longridge is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Calum Butcher):
Calum Butcher is an English midfielder, who was born in Rochford on February 26, 1991. Butcher played for the youth teams of Ipswich Town, Southend United and Tottenham Hotspur and despite being a Spurs player he did not see any game action at senior level during his spell with the White Hart Lane outfit.
The 185-cm-tall midfielder, though, was named as a substitute for Spurs in a 1-1 draw with Shakhstar Donetsk in the UEFA cup back in 2009. Butcher played for the likes of Barnet (loan), Hjorring, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United and Burton Albion in the past before joining Millwall on August 25, 2016. He made his debut for the Lions two days after signing for the club, coming as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.
Butcher scored his first goal for Milwall against Northampton on October 15, 2016. It has to be noted that the midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
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.