Livingston V Grangemouth FC

Last updated : 27 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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Livingston v Falkirk
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
Sat 28th Jan 2006
3pm Kick-Off

Fresh off the back of one of the worst showings in history in the CIS Cup Semi on wednesday, Livingston should be looking to repay the fans who made such a massive effort in midweek in this MUST WIN game for us. There can be no more excuses, there can be no more dilly dallying about with finding the right mix and hypothisising about what could or should have been - this is it.

The next two home games for us could completely turn our season if we emerge from it unscathed. It could, however, put the first nails in our SPL coffin and trigger WIDESPREAD calls for the managers head. We play our two relegation rivals, on our own patch and we should be looking to put our stamp on them. Our players ARE better and they simply MUST show that. The manager seems to be trying his best to hamper proceedings, but if the players really wanted it - they'd go out and do it.

So we look to the first of these two games and we see it is against the free-falling falkirk. Following a decent start to the season and decent results and showings against the "big teams" they've been humped recently by just about everyone.

Head to head
Of the eighteen games which have now been played between livingston and falkirk, Livingston have emerged with points eleven times. That's not good enough though, we will (should?) be looking to take our fifth win against the grangemouth unwashed. It's interesting to note that from the last four games at livingston, they have ended with two wins and SEVEN goals for livi...

Both teams last six games have ended with five defeats. Of the last six home games, we've - remarkably - won twice! Falkirks away form is slightly better though, emerging victorious on three occasions. The worrying thing is that falkirk have scored ten goals on their travels, we've only managed five in the same period at home. However, falkirk have conceeded 11 compared to our 8.


The falkirk team (main star pictured right) are rubbish. Nuff said.

As said before we MUST MUST MUST win this game. On our side is that it's not quite as critical to falkirk if they lose, but for me this game has draw written all over it. A draw though, Is NOT good enough. We MUST pick up three points against our rivals, for both table places and on a psychological level.

Livingston 2 - 1 Falkirk. (two own goals from falkirk)

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History of the Livingston v Falkirk fixture

Livingston prepare to entertain Falkirk at Almondvale Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning 27.78 of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Almondvale Stadium was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners 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:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctFalkirk1 - 1LivingstonSPL
2005/2006Sat 06 AugLivingston0-2FalkirkSPL
2000/2001Tue 24 AprLivingston3 - 0FalkirkSCD1
2000/2001Sat 13 JanFalkirk1 - 0LivingstonSCD1
2000/2001Sat 02 DecLivingston4 - 1FalkirkSCD1
2000/2001Sat 30 SepFalkirk3 - 2LivingstonSCD1
1999/2000Sat 04 MarLivingston0 - 1FalkirkSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Livingston have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Livi have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The Bairns have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Bairns's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Livingston find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 12 points. Falkirk are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 23 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

Sequence statistics:
LivingstonBeen beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
FalkirkLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.