Livingston vs Aberdeen
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Tony Macaroni Arena (Livingston).
Livingston host Aberdeen in one of the most exciting games of the Matchday No 21 on Saturday afternoon at Tony Macaroni Arena.
The Dons have been flying high of late after making a slow start to the new season. The streak of four consecutive league wins saw Derek McInnes’ side climb up to 3rd place in the league ladder and even join a title quest.
The Dons confirmed their fine form on Boxing Day when they play defending champions Celtic at Pittodrie. It was a spectacular seven-goal thriller which eventually saw the Hoops snatching a 3-4 victory on the road to break Aberdeen’s positive thread.
McInnes’ men dropped down to 4th as a consequence, but the Scottish manager has reasons to be satisfied with his side’s overall performance against the strongest team in the league.
Can Aberdeen return to the winning ways here against the Lions?
Livingston vs Aberdeen: Head-to-head
It’s been 12 year since these two likes last met each other in a league affair before this term’s tie.
It was played just three weeks ago when the Dons claimed a 3-2 victory at Pittodrie.
Teams also battled it out four years ago in the 3rd round of the League Cup when Aberdeen demolished their rivals 4-0 on the home patch.
The Dons lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 21st meeting with Livingston.
Livingston vs Aberdeen: Prediction
The Lions were expected to struggle down in the relegation scrap before the start of the season, but they are as many as 20 points adrift of the last-placed Dundee after 20 rounds of the competition.
Gary Holt’s troops are especially dominant in front of the home fans. They made Tony Macaroni Arena a genuine fortress winning 7, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of 10 home matches so far in the season. Livi allowed only three goals in ten home games this term.
Even though Aberdeen’s form has seen a massive rise in recent weeks, we are not brave enough to go for the away win here.
Expecting a strong resistance from the hosts, we are backing them not to lose at 1.61.
Livingston vs Aberdeen: Bet Tips
Livingston or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).