After back to back wins against Ayr United and Dundee United, the Lions travel north to take on St Johnstone this weekend – our first away game since 10th October.
The Saints are on a fantastic run of form which has seen them unbeaten in their last 11, with their last defeat coming back on the 4th October against Celtic.
6 wins and 5 draws letter, the McDiarmid Park men have climbed to 8th in the table, 2 points above ourselves.
Front man Stevie May has been amongst the goals in that spell, hitting the net on 8 occasions including a hat-trick against Brechin City in the Betfred Cup and a double against Hamilton in a 5-3 away win.
The Saints were close to a famous win against Celtic at Parkhead last weekend after Chris Kane fired them ahead with only 11 minutes to play but Mohamed Elyounoussi struck just 4 minutes later meaning Callum Davidson and his side had to settle for a well-deserved point.
McDiarmid Park has been somewhat of a bogey ground for us with 2007 the last time we picked up a win there thanks to a Graham Dorrans double in a 2-1 win. New, interim coach Liam Fox played in that one – here’s hoping his involvement this weekend can spark a similar success!
A trip to McDiarmid Park was also our final game of the 2019/20 season after the campaign was cut short, with a late goal from Callum Hendry seeing all three points staying in Perth that day. Jason Holt lined up for the Saints on that occasion but he’ll be on the Lions side this time, returning from a two-game suspension.
For the Lions, interim manager David Martindale will be looking to make it three wins from three with goalkeeper Max Stryjek looking for a third successive clean sheet, something not achieved since September 2018 when Liam Kelly kept out Hamilton, Hearts and Rangers.
A goal for Alan Forrest would see him hit double figures for the season already as he looks to continue as the only player in the squad to have featured in every game so far this campaign.
Long term absentees Keaghan Jacobs and Alan Lithgow both remain unavailable for this one.
Out on loan – Brian Schwake, Ross Stewart, Robbie Crawford, Raffa De Vita, Salim Kouider-Aïssa, Jack Hamilton & Lars Lokotsch.
How to Watch the Game?
You can purchase a stream for this game from St Johnstone and, if you so wish, opt to change the commentary to Livingston commentary instead.
This is priced at £17.50 and you can purchase/register for this here:
LFC Live subscribers can also listen to the live audio on there too.
September 2020 – Livingston 2-0 St Johnstone.
Livingston XI that day – McCrorie, Devlin, Serrano, Ambrose, Guthrie, Bartley, Pittman, Forrest (69), Robinson (77), Holt & Tiffoney (71).
Subs – Stryjek, Brown (77), Fitzwater, McMillan, Taylor-Sinclair, Sibbald, Lawson (69), Lokotsch (71) & Poplatnik.
Scorers – Scott Tiffoney (34) & Alan Forrest (35).
St Johnstone Last 6 Form
(*St Johnstone lost the penalty shoot-out for the bonus point against Dundee United)
Overall H2H Record
Played – 29
Livingston Wins – 10
Draws – 5
St Johnstone Wins – 14
Referee – Steven McLean
Assistant Referees – Andrew McWilliam & Craig Ferguson.
Fourth Official – Euan Anderson.
Premiership Fixtures for 12th & 13th December (All Saturday 3pm unless stated otherwise)
Aberdeen vs Ross County
Hamilton vs Hibernian
Motherwell vs St Mirren
St Johnstone vs Livingston
Dundee United vs Rangers – Sunday 12pm (Sky Sports)
Celtic vs Kilmarnock – Sunday 3pm