Kilmarnock vs Livingston
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park.
As per recent form, the Lions are one of the best teams in the competition, while Killie are one of the worst. The former are on a long active winning streak at the moment, while their counterparts are on a losing run.
Moreover, David Martindale’s men have a game in hand. They are placed seventh in the table, and this weekend, the fifth-placed Dundee United and the sixth-placed Motherwell are taking on each other. Note that Dundee have a lead of just three points over the Lions.
As such, it’s a chance for Martinadale’s men to climb up the table, and count on them to make the most of this fixture against the imploding Alex Dyer’s men.
However, note that Killie have a good h2h record against this opponent in the past years, and the Lions have not been that impressive in terms of their defense on the road.
For the reasons, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this Saturday.
Kilmarnock vs Livingston: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Dyer’s men had recorded 15 of the previous 21 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in nine of the former thirteen encounters.
- It’s been 16 years since the guests have won at this stadium.
- Since 2005, the hosts have won all but one meeting at this stadium.
Kilmarnock vs Livingston: Prediction
Martindale’s men are on a five-game winning run, and they had also won seven of the previous eight match-ups. In the process, they had also scored a total of 20 goals.
On the road, they are on a three-fixture winning run, and have lost just once away from home in the past three months. And this sole loss had come against Rangers as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a four-match losing run, and they had also lost ten of their past fourteen overall games. At home, they had also lost five of their past seven appearances as well.
Taking into account these stats, expect Livingston to secure at least one point this weekend.
However, note that Killie have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this venue. On top of that, Martindale’s men have a total of just two clean sheets from their preceding 24 away games as well.
As such, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this Saturday.
Kilmarnock vs Livingston: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Livingston or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).