157 days since our last competitive tie here at the Tony Macaroni Arena, a 2-2 draw with Celtic, we finally welcome opposition back to West Lothian as we get for our first home game of the 2020/21 campaign against Hibernian.
The Easter Road side will make the 20 mile journey along the M8 and with Hearts dropping into the Championship, this is probably as close to a derby as the Hibees are going to get in the league this season.
Whilst we went down to a Richard Tait goal in Paisley last weekend, Hibs started the season with all three points courtesy of a Martin Boyle double securing a 2-1 win at home Kilmarnock.
With Jack Fitzwater, Alan Forrest & Salim Kouider-Aïssa all making their competitive debuts against St Mirren last weekend, they’ll be keen to feature again at home tomorrow with Max Stryjek, Carlo Pignatiello & Matej Poplatnik all yet to feature competitively for the first-team.
Scott Pittman remains one goal behind Raffa de Vita in terms of being top-scorer currently at the club so a goal tomorrow would see him pull level with the Italian. The midfield man has scored our first league goal of the season in 3 of the last 4 campaigns – last season’s 2-2 draw with St Johnstone, the opener in a 1-1 draw with Dunfermline in 2017/18 and the first of 5 in a 5-1 win against Stranraer in 2016/17. Scott Robinson, of course, scored our first goal of the 2018/19 season in a 3-1 defeat at Celtic Park.
Efe Ambrose and Marvin Bartley could both line-up against their former side tomorrow with Efe racking up 81 appearances between 2017 & 2019 and Marv appearing 118 times between 2015 & 2019.
How to Watch the Game?
Season ticket holders can make use of the virtual aspect of their ticket and login on the link below from 2pm tomorrow to stream the game live – https://bit.ly/LFCVSTT
Non-season ticket holders, away fans and anyone else wishing to watch the game can also do so via pay-per-view. Details for this can be found here – https://bit.ly/PPVvHFC
Last 6 Meetings
Feb 2020 – Hibs 1-1 Livingston
Dec 2019 – Livingston 2-0 Hibs
Oct 2019 – Hibs 2-2 Livingston
March 2019 – Livingston 1-2 Hibs
Dec 2018 – Hibs 1-1 Livingston
Sept 2018 – Livi 2-1 Hibs
Hibs Summer Signings
Drey Wright from St Johnstone
Kevin Nisbet from Dunfermline Athletic
Alex Gogic from Hamilton
Referee – Euan Anderson
Assistant Referees – Graeme Stewart & Ross Macleod
Fourth Official – Steven Kirkland