Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hibernian will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Hearts when they take on Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena on Matchday 21. The Hibs quickly bounced back from two consecutive defeats to the likes of Celtic and Rangers, with the team regaining much-needed confidence on Boxing Day. Jack Ross’ troops aim to regain their spot in top six, and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Tony Macaroni Arena.
The Lions, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun at home of late, with the team rolling over the likes of Kilmarnock (3-0) and Ross County (4-0) in front of home fans. Given their attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in backing both teams to score. In their last meeting in the Scottish top flight the two sides played out a 2-2 draw.
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.