Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tony Macaroni Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Livingston and Ross County. Livingston dropped a two-goal advantage in a 3-3 draw with St. Mirren on Matchday 18, but they extended their unbeaten run in the league to four games. The Lions aim to regain their spot in the top half of the Premiership standings, but the game against Ross County will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Staggies, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Hibernian and Kilmarnock. Ross County, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Gary Holt’s men. You should bear in mind that Livingston outclassed Kilmarnock 3-0 in their last home game in the Scottish elite division. Aymen Souda scored a brace in the 3-3 draw with the Saints, meaning that Ross County defenders should have him at bay.
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 (Ross County):
Founded back in 1929, Ross County are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. The Staggies welcome their rivals at Victoria Park, the stadium which can accommodate up to 6,541 (all-seated) people. Ross County have a bitter rivalry with fellow Highlanders Inverness Caledonian, with the two teams facing each other in Highland derby.
The Staggies recorded their biggest win against St Cuthbert Wanderers (11-0) in the 1993/94 Scottish Cup round 1, whereas their biggest loss came in the third round of the 1961/62 Scottish Cup campaign, with the team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Kilmarnock. Michael Gardyne, who scored 71 goals in 392 appearances for Ross County, is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.
Ross County have never won the Scottish Premier League trophy, but they did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final in the 2009/10 season. The Staggies were beaten by Dundee United (0-3) in the title game at Hampden Park, Glasgow.