Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tynecastle Park will host Saturday’s football game between Hearts and Livingston, the two top-table sides. Hearts are on the right track to secure a top-three finish, while Livingston are determined to book their place in the Championship Group. The hosts are high on spirits following the Scottish Cup triumph (4-2) over St. Mirren, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Matchday 31.
Michael Smith is sidelined with a back injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. The Lions, on the other hand, suffered a 3-1 loss to Celtic in their last league fixture. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Hearts, who have been impressive on home soil this season. Goalkeeper Daniel Barden is sidelined through illness, while Tom Parkes should recover in time to face the Jambos.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
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.