Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Kilmarnock and Livingston face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Rugby Park on day 20 of the new Premier League campaign. Kilmarnock aim to put an end to their four-game losing run, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. The Killie will be without goalkeeper Eastwood in the Boxing Day clash, while Dicker, Findlay, McGowan, and Millen are all rated doubtful.
The Lions, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run ahead of the trip to Kilmarnock. Livingston have been impressive at the back of late, and seeing that the Killie failed to find the net in the previous four games, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Jacobs and Lithgow are out of contention through injuries for the visitors, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Stuart Findlay):
Stuart Findlay is a Scottish footballer who plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Born on September 14, 1995, Findlay is a product of the Celtic football school. However, despite spending his youth career at Celtic Park, the Scottish footballer did not see any game action with the Hoops at the senior level.
After ending his loan spells with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton, and Kilmarnock, Stuart Findlay signing a deal with EPL side Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He made his debut for the Magpies in the FA Cup game against Birmingham City on January 18, 2017.
One year later, he decided to return to Kilmarnock, signing a loan deal with Rugby Park outfit. In July 2018, he joined the Killie permanently. Speaking of his international career, Findlay scored on his debut for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over San Marino on October 13, 2019.
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.