Livingston vs Hibernian Preview and Predictions

Livingston vs Hibernian 2018-19 Scottish Premiership by LeagueLane

Livingston vs Hibernian
Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock
2018/19 Scottish Premiership
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Almondvale Stadium (Livingston).

Livingston bounced back from their league Cup defeat with a 2-0 win away at St Mirren last weekend. This week they will play host to Hibernian, as they hope to build on that Cup win to get a result here.

After last week’s game, Livingston moved to 7th spot in the league with 4 points and are just a point behind their visitors. They haven’t been bad so far in the Premier League, having gotten a taste of it all with a draw, a defeat and a win in the 3 games played.

Livingston took charge early in the game last week, scoring in the 14th minute via J Hamilton. They later doubled the lead in the 3 6th minute and held on till the 90th minute. The possession was fair as they had 49% overall possession as against St Mirren’s 51%.

However Livingston had the major highlights of the game having mustered 8 shots on target and received none from St Mirren. They will hope to put same performance or a better one this week.

On the other hand, Hibernian maintained their unbeaten form in the Premiership as they drew against Aberdeen last week. They are currently 3rd in the table with 5 points, 4 points behind leaders Hearts.

Hibernian were lucky in the game last week as they nearly lost the game except for Maclaren’s 86th minute equalizer. They went 1-0 down just before the break but we’re rescued 4 minutes before full-time.

Though they have left the European competition, they still have the league Cup as distraction. They need a win this week to keep them in that top 3.

Livingston vs Hibernian: Head to Head

  • Hibernian have a huge dominance over Livingston, they haven’t lost to Livingston since 2005.
  • Hibernian have won 11 out of their last 12 meetings, they have won the last 2 meetings with a goal margin.

Livingston vs Hibernian: Prediction

Considering head to head and form comparison, Hibernian are the better side and we are tipping them to win this one. They have only lost to Molde in all competitions this season and are clearly the better side in this game.

We are expecting a tough game from both teams and a low scoring affair.

Livingston vs Hibernian: Bet Tips

Hibernian to win at 7/8 (1.87) odds

Under 2.5 Match Goals at 2/3 (1.67) odds.