Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Saturday’s football game at Easter Road pits together Hibernian and Livingston, who eliminated Raith and Ayr respectively in the League Cup at the weekend. The Hibs are now on a quest to record their first league win of the season and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Lions. All Harry McKirdy (heart problems), Chris Cadden (Achilles tendon), and Joe Wollacott (thigh injury) remain in the recovery room, while experienced midfielder Joe Newell should be recalled to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in the League Cup triumph.
The visitors, on the other hand, have yet to find the net in the new Premier League campaign, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Hibernian, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Edinburgh.
Highlighted Player (Christian Doidge):
Over the years Christian Doidge has established himself as one of the best attackers in Scotland Premiership. Born on August 25, 1992 in Newport, Doidge is a Wales international who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish top flight.
He is a product of the Southampton football academy, but he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Saints. The towering striker played for Bristol Rovers during his youth career as well before joining Cwmbran Celtic at senior level. He played for the likes of Barry Town, Carmanthen Town, Dag & Red, Dartford (loan), Forest Green Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers (loan) as well before signing a deal with the Hibs.
Christian Doidge made his Scotland Premier League debut on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over St. Mirren. The Wales attacker scored his first league goal for the Hibs against the same opponent three months late. Doidge has yet to receive a call-up for the Wales national football team.
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.