After Saturday’s emphatic Betfred Cup victory over Ayr United which sees us progress to the quarter-final stage, we now turn our attention back to league duty as we welcome Micky Mellon and his Dundee United side to the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Only two months have passed since we travelled to Dundee and recorded a fine 2-1 win at Tannadice thanks to a late goal from top scorer Alan Forrest. That defeat was actually the last time the Terrors have lost in the league, recording 3 draws and 2 wins since.
Having bowed out of the Betfred Cup at the group stage, United weren’t in action last weekend however, the weekend prior, two goals from striker Nicky Clark sealed a 2-1 win at home to Hamilton, coming from behind after Ross Callachan had put Accies ahead. That win moved Dundee United into 5th place in the league, 5 places and 8 points ahead of ourselves.
Those two goals for Nicky Clark moved him onto 9 for the season, level with our very own Alan Forrest on the same total. Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland sits in second place behind Clark on two goals alongside Cammy Smith who has now moved on loan to Championship side Ayr United.
Former Lions striker Marc McNulty is currently on loan at Tannadice from English side Reading. He’s made 5 appearances since joining but is yet to find the net. 2017-18 Premiership Play-Off hero Neil Alexander also returns to West Lothian this weekend as goalkeeping coach with United.
For the Lions, the interim management duo of David Martindale and Tony Caig take charge of their second game since the departure of Gary Holt, looking to make it 2 wins from 2 after that impressive 4-0 win over Ayr United.
Jack Fitzwater became the 16th different player to find the net for the club this campaign, with Alan Forrest adding to his tally, taking him to 9 goals in 20 appearances this season. Alan Forrest is the only player to have featured in all 20 of our games this season too, with Scott Pittman and Nicky Devlin having only missed one game each behind him.
It was also a second clean sheet of the season for goalkeeper Max Stryjek in that win over Ayr – he’ll be hoping to make that 3 this weekend if he gets the nod between the sticks.
Long term absentees Keaghan Jacobs and Alan Lithgow both remain unavailable for this one with Jason Holt serving the second game of his two match ban.
Out on loan – Brian Schwake, Ross Stewart, Robbie Crawford, Raffa De Vita, Salim Kouider-Aïssa, Jack Hamilton & Lars Lokotsch.
How to Watch the Game?
Season ticket holders can make use of the virtual aspect of their ticket and login on the following link from 2pm on Saturday to stream the game live – https://lfclive.livingstonfc.co.uk
Non-season ticket holders, away fans and anyone else wishing to watch the game can also do so via pay-per-view at a cost of £20. You can sign up for this right up until 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon right here – http://ppv.livingstonfc.co.uk
LFC Live subscribers can also listen to the live audio on there too.
October 2020 – Dundee United 1-2 Livingston.
Livingston XI that day – McCrorie, Devlin, Serrano, Ambrose, Guthrie, Bartley, Pittman, Forrest (90), Robinson, Holt & Tiffoney (76).
Subs – Stryjek, Brown, Fitzwater, McMillan (90), Taylor-Sinclair, Sibbald, Lawson, Lokotsch & Poplatnik (76).
Scorers – Jon Guthrie (53) & Alan Forrest (89).
Dundee United Last 6 Form
Overall H2H Record
Played – 27
Livingston Wins – 11
Draws – 6
Dundee United Wins – 10
Referee – Don Robertson.
Assistant Referees – Daniel McFarlane & Stuart Hodge.
Fourth Official – Gavin Duncan.
Premiership Fixtures for 5th & 6th December (All Saturday 3pm unless stated otherwise)
Hamilton vs Kilmarnock
Livingston vs Dundee United
Motherwell vs Hibs
St Mirren vs Aberdeen
Ross County vs Rangers – Sunday 12pm (Sky Sports)
Celtic vs St Johnstone – Sunday 3pm