Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tony Macaroni Arena will host Saturday’s Premiership game between Livingston and Hibernian, the two teams who are eyeing a top-six finish. Livingston aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Dundee United, but they face an uphill task on Matchday 3. Both Morgan Boyes and Tom Parkes are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Hibs, on the other hand, kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over St. Johnstone, with the team sharing the spoils with Hearts at the weekend. Lee Johnson’s men aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, but beating Livingston on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Tony Macaroni Arena, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. All Mitchell, Stevenson, McGeady, Magennis, and Nisbet are injured for the visiting side.
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.