Next Up – Aberdeen

It’s a second Sunday match in a row this weekend as we head north to Pittodrie to take on Derek McInnes and his Aberdeen side.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday however, after the postponement of three of Aberdeen’s fixtures following a COVID-19 outbreak amongst the squad, they got back to action last night against St Johnstone and resultantly, our game was pushed back by 24 hours.

The Dons started the season at home with a 1-0 defeat to Rangers before only playing their second game of the season on Thursday night, running out 1-0 winners against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

That win seen new recruit Ross McCrorie start for the Pittodrie side and he could come up against brother Robby – depending on whether manager Gary Holt opts to reinstate the stopper after he sat out of the 0-0 draw with parent-club Rangers on Sunday, with debutant Max Stryjek keeping a clean sheet and pulling of a fantastic save from a Borna Barisic free-kick.

New recruits Lars Lokotsch & Julien Serrano could feature along with youngster Carlo Pignatiello who is also yet to make his competitive debut despite a few appearances on the bench this season.

An appearance for Scott Pittman will see him move on to 225 for the club and a goal would see him draw level with Raffa De Vita as top goal scorer currently at the club.

Other than newly promoted Dundee Utd who we’ve yet to play in the top flight yet, Aberdeen remain the only side who we haven’t recorded a win against since returning to the Premiership. A 1-1 draw at Pittodrie in March 2019 thanks to a Craig Sibbald strike is the best we’ve managed so far.

Of course, that winless streak is only relevant since we were promoted back to the Premiership with the Lions recording some brilliant wins over Aberdeen over the years. Infact, the 2003/04 season seen the teams clash on 7 occasion – 4 in the league, 2 in the Scottish Cup and 1 in the League Cup – with the Lions claiming 5 wins and 2 draws.

And who can forget John Robertson stroking home a second-half winner in the Scottish Cup back in January 1999 when we, as a Division 2 side at the time, eliminated the Dons?! A memorable cup scalp for the club!

How to Watch the Game?

You can purchase a stream for this game from Aberdeen and opt to change the commentary to Livingston commentary instead. This is priced at £12.99 and you can register for this here – https://ppv.afc.co.uk/register

LFC Live subscribers can also listen to the live audio on there too.

Last 6 Meetings

Dec 2019 – Aberdeen 2-1 Livingston
Sep 2019 – Livingston 0-2 Aberdeen
Mar 2019 – Aberdeen 1-1 Livingston
Dec 2018 – Livingston 1-2 Aberdeen
Dec 2018 – Aberdeen 3-2 Livingston
Sep 2014 – Aberdeen 4-0 Livingston

Aberdeen Summer Signings

Jonny Hayes from Celtic.
Tommie Hoban from Watford.
Ross McCrorie from Rangers (loan)
Ryan Edmondson from Leeds United (loan)

Match Officials

Referee – David Munro.
Assistant Referees – Michael Banks & Gary Hilland.
Fourth Official – Graham Beaton

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