Livingston vs St. Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Livingston vs St. Johnstone
Scottish Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Tony Macaroni Arena (Livingston).

Both Livingston and St. Johnstone head into the mid-week round clash at Tony Macaroni Arena high on confidence following their recent winning streaks. The hosts made it three wins and two draws in last five league outings. It is a thread which climbed them up to the fourth place in the league ladder. They are just one point below the reigning champions Celtic after nine rounds of the competition.

The Lions have thus made an impressive start to the new season in the higher division. The head coach Gary Holt can particularly thrilled with his side’s defensive displays. Livingston allowed only a single goal in last five Premiership outings even though the team played the likes of Hearts and Rangers along the way. Can they keep such form going on Wednesday against St. Johnstone?

Livingston vs St. Johnstone: Head-to-head

This will be the first official H2H encounter between the two teams in five years following Livingstzon’s promotion to the top flight football.

Overall, it’s St. Johnstone who lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into their landmark 20th encounter with the Lions.

None of last five official head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.

Livingston vs St. Johnstone: Prediction

We could likely witness the low-scoring head to head tradition continued here as both teams were pretty tough to break down of late. The host did not concede more than two goals in last seven Premiership matches, while the Saints head into this off the back of consecutive clean sheet wins over Motherwell and St. Mirren in last two rounds.

The Under 2.5 goals FT thus looks like a banker bet at 1.61 odds. You can obviously also try with the Lions to keep a clean sheet at 2.62 as well as the home win at 2.20 as alternative betting options.

Livingston vs St. Johnstone: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
  • Livingston to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (15/8).