Livi V Hibs - Today 3pm

Last updated : 16 January 2005 By Dov

Livi goalkeeper Roddy McKenzie returns for the SPL visit of Hibs today.

Roddy has not played since 12 December after suffering a hairline fracture of the foot during training.

Colin McMenamin is still out with an ankle injury, while defender Oscar Rubio is suspended.

Derek Lilley has recovered from a knee problem but new Hungarian signings Vincze Gabor, Ferenc Horvath and Attila Kriston are very unlikely to feature.

Livi (from): McKenzie, Meldrum, McNamee, Lilley, Bahoken, Stanic, Snodgrass, Harding, Brittain, Hand, O'Brien, Lovell, Hamilton, McPake, McKenzie, Easton.

History of the Livingston v Hibernian fixture

Livingston prepare to entertain Hibernian at Almondvale Stadium on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Almondvale Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2004, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 27 OctHibernian2 - 1LivingstonSPL
2003/2004Sat 15 MayLivingston4-1HibernianSPL
2003/2004Sat 03 AprHibernian3 - 1LivingstonSPL
2003/2004Sun 14 MarLivingston2 - 0HibernianSLC
2003/2004Sat 17 JanLivingston1 - 0HibernianSPL
2003/2004Sat 18 OctHibernian0 - 2LivingstonSPL
2002/2003Sat 17 MayLivingston1 - 2HibernianSPL

Recent respective form guides

Livingston's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Livi have scored 6, a worringly large 16 have been leaked at the other end.

Hibernian's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The The Hibees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Livingston are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 20 matches. Hibernian are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 37 points from 21 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hibernian641112613 prediction..

Another tough match for Livi, but I can see us sneaking a wee victory. 1-0.

Sequence statistics:
Livingston11 games since last home draw.
Hibernian7 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.


In this week's edition:

* Livi's new loan signing Jamie Hand meets Eddie Anderson of

* Will Snowdon tells David Stoker that the next few months are "make or break" in his Livi career

* Peter Glasgow addresses another topical subject in "Talking Point"

* Exclusive report and action pictures from Tuesday night's Scottish Cup tie with Morton

* Duncan Bennett throws the spotlight on one of Livi's Unsung Heroes

* Craig Easton reveals his "Six of the Best"

* A comprehensive look at visitors Hibernian

* Are you a "Mystery Supporter" winner with Livingston and Hair Division?

+ much more

Livingston's Matchday Magazine is available in and around Almondvale Stadium on Saturday - 48 full colour, packed pages for £2.50.