Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Ross County and Livingston square off against each other at Global Energy Stadium on day 10 of the new Premiership campaign. Ross County are on a three-game losing run in the Scottish top flight, and, as a result, they are stuck at the bottom of the table. The Staggies are desperate to record their first win of the season, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Livingston.
Both Connor Randall and Jake Vokins are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Lions, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over St Johnstone. Ross County, though, want this win more than Livingston, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Andrew Shinnie and Adam Lewis miss out with injuries, while Daniel Barden is sidelined due to personal reasons.
Highlighted Player (Ross Doohan):
Born in Clydebank, Scotland on March 29, 1998, Ross Doohan is a talented goalkeeper who plays for Ross County on loan from Celtic. Doohan is a product of the Celtic football academy, but he has yet to see a game action with the Hoops in the Premiership.
The 186-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Cumbernauld Colts, Greenock Morton, and Ayr United as well before signing a loan deal with Ross County. Ross Doohan made his Ross County debut in the Premier League in a goalless draw with Hibernian on October 17, 2020.
Speaking of his international career, the Ross County goalkeeper has 11 caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. He made his debut for the U21 team in a 1-1 draw with Togo U21 at the 2018 World Youth Festival in Toulon. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Livingston):
Nicknamed the Lions, Livingstone are the Scottish Premier League club founded during the Second World War (1943) under the name of Ferranti Amateurs. Livingston welcome their opponents at Almondvale Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 9,512.
The Lions are known for their amber home kit, with the team wearing white when playing on the travels. Livingston have yet to win the Scottish Premier League title, but they did remarkably well to go all the way in the Scottish League Cup in the 2003/2004 season. The Lions recorded a 2-0 win over Hibernian in the title game played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Livingston registered their biggest win against Stranraer (8-0) in August 2012 in the first round of the Scottish League Cup, while their most massive defeat came on December 14, 1974, as they were beaten 8-0 by Hamilton. Legendary Premier League coach Paul Lambert is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.