Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Livingston and Hibernian take on each other at Almondvale Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Lions suffered a 1-0 loss to St. Mirren in the opening match of the season, meaning that they are eager to grab something from Saturday’s football game. Livingston boss Gary Holt is unlikely to make changes to the team than faced the Saints at the Simple Digital Arena.
The Hibs, on the other hand, kicked off the season in style, with the team beating Kilmarnock 2-1 on home soil. Hibernian aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating Livingston at Almondvale Stadium is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the horizon, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Australia international Martin Boyle, who scored a brace against Kilmarnock.
Highlighted Player (Craig Sibbald):
Craig Sibbald is a Scottish footballer who plays for Livingston as a midfielder. Sibbald started his senior career at Falkirk, and after scoring 30 goals in 214 appearances for the Bairns, he signed a two-year contract with Livingston in the summer of 2018.
Craig Sibbald made his Scotland Premier League debut on September 30, 2018, in a 1-0 loss to Rangers. Four months later, he scored his first goal in the Scottish top flight, finding the net in a 3-1 win over St Mirren. Craig Sibbald has three caps with the Scotland U16 team while making two appearances for the Scotland U17 side. He wears the number 10 shirt at Livingston, and his preferred foot is left.
Sibbald’s main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a left winger as well. The Scottish footballer has a contract with Livingston until July 1, 2018. In August 2011, he was named the Scottish Football League Young Player of the Month.
Highlighted Team (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.