Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
McDiarmid Park will host Saturday’s football game between St. Johnstone and Livingston. The Saints aim to build on a 2-1 win over Motherwell which saw them put an end to their three-game winless run. St. Johnstone regained a much-needed confidence before the international break, but, as things stand now, they will find it hard to secure a top-six finish.
A man to watch in the home team will be Callum Hendry, who scored a brace in the last league match, while all Craig Bryson, Chris Kane, and David Wotherspoon should miss out with injuries. The Lions, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Celtic and Hearts. Since Livingston are determined to stay in the Championship Group berth, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. Both Bruce Anderson and Daniel Barden are injured, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ali Crawford ):
Born in Lanark, Scotland on July 30, 1991, Ali Crawford is a professional footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a midfielder. As a kid, Crawford played for a local club Milton Rovers before joining Heart of Midlothian football school.
He continued playing for the Hearts first team and after scoring 31 goals in 227 appearances for the club, he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018. Ali Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Donny, scoring his first ever goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Rochdale on October 13, 2018.
The Scottish footballer, has yet to make his debut with the national team, plays for Doncaster Rovers as a left midfielder, but he is used as both central and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with the League One side until June 30, 2020.
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.