Dunfermline V Livingston - Today 3pm

Last updated : 07 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Dunfermline Athletic face a striker crisis for the visit of Livingston.

Derek Young had a hernia operation, Simon Donnelly has a broken foot and Billy Mehmet and Noel Hunt are doubts.

Defenders Greg Shields, Richie Byrne and Aaron Labonte are also all sidelined, while midfielder Scott Thomson is doubtful.

Livingston are without striker Colin McMenamin and goalkeeper Roddy McKenzie through injury, while striker Derek Lilley is doubtful.

History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Livingston fixture

Livingston face a trip to Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Monday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 12 out of 18 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctLivingston2 - 0Dunfermline A.SPL
2003/2004Sat 27 MarLivingston0 - 0Dunfermline A.SPL
2003/2004Sat 03 JanDunfermline A.2 - 2LivingstonSPL
2003/2004Sat 04 OctLivingston0 - 0Dunfermline A.SPL
2002/2003Tue 04 FebDunfermline A.2 - 0LivingstonSFAC
2002/2003Sat 25 JanLivingston1 - 1Dunfermline A.SFAC
2002/2003Thu 02 JanDunfermline A.2 - 0LivingstonSPL

Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Pars's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Livingston's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Livi have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dunfermline A. see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 16 points from their 19 games played so far, Livingston find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 18 games have yielded only 15 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Dunfermline A.61057123

FootyMad's prediction ...

Livingston are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from East End Park with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Dunfermline A.4 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Livingston6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.