Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Tony Macaroni Arena will host midweek fixture between Livingston and St. Mirren, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the Premiership standings ahead of Matchday 26. Livingston are eyeing a top-six finish, while St. Mirren’s main goal is to secure yet another Premier League survival. The Lions suffered a 1-0 loss to Inverness in the FA Cup at the weekend, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season.
The Saints, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Motherwell in the last 16 of the FA Cup. Even though St. Mirren failed to win the previous five games in all competitions, their performances seem to be much better than the results. Given Livingston’s current form, we predict that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the Tony Macaroni Arena clash.
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 (St Mirren):
St Mirren are Scottish football club that compete in the Scotland Premier League. Founded in 1877, the Buddies play home games at St Mirren Park. The venue, which was built in 2009, can hold up to 8,000 spectators.
St Mirren are well known for their white and black home kit, while black and violet are the dominant colours of their away kit. The Scottish club played their first match against Johnstone Britannia on October 6, 1877, winning the game by one goal to nil. St Mirren have a bitter rivalry with Greenock Morton, and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two clubs.
The Buddies recorded their biggest win on January 30, 1960, with the team crushing Glasgow University 15-0 in the Scottish Cup. David McCrae is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 221 league goals. St Mirren have won the Scotland Premiership three times (1925/26, 1958/59, 1986/87).