Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After failing to spoil Celtic’s party in Glasgow, Livingston will look to return to winning ways in the Premiership when they take on Kilmarnock on Matchday 25. The Lions need to improve their game as soon as possible if they are to secure a top-six finish, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match. Both Jamie Brandon and Tom Parkes remain on the sidelines, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Killie, on the other hand, did well to beat Dundee United thanks to Daniel Armstrong’s goal, with the team putting an end to their three-match losing run. Kilmarnock and Livingston seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from Saturday’s showdown. As for the visiting team, Ash Taylor has joined the likes of Ben Chrisene, Jeriel Dorsett, and Innes Cameron in the recovery room.
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 (Kilmarnock):
Founded on January 5, 1869, Kilmarnock are the oldest professional club in Scotland. The Killie welcome their opponents at Rugby Park, the stadium with the artificial turf. The venue, which was opened back in August 1899, can hold up to 17,889 people.
Kilmarnock won their first and only Scotland Premier League trophy in the 1964/65 season despite being level on points with Hearts at the end of the season. Fellow Ayrshire club Ayr United are considered the Killie’s bitterest rivals. The two teams have been facing each other in the Ayrshire derby since September 1910.
Dark blue is the dominant colour of the club’s home kit, while Kilmarnock footballers wear yellow and blues kit when playing on the travels. The Killie recorded their biggest win back in 1896, with the team beating Saltcoats Victoria 13-2 in the second round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup. The club suffered their biggest defeat in August 1938 as they were hammered by Celtic 9-1 in the Scottish League Division.