Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tynecastle Park will host Saturday’s Premiership game between Hearts and Livingston, the two teams who are almost level on points in the standings. Hearts aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Rangers, with the team eyeing their fifth home win of the process, and they are surely capable of matching the Lions in front of home fans. All Kingsley, Haring, Boyce, and Baningime remain in the recovery room, while midfielder Jorge Grant is back from suspension.
Meanwhile, the visitors, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. Since Livingston have been showing signs of improvement in front of goal, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. With no fresh injury worries to report, David Martindale is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Dons in midweek.
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.