Livingston V Hibs Fanzine preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Dov
Hibernian are the next visitors to Almondvale stadium this Saturday, and the Lions will be looking to leapfrog Murderwell into fifth spot. Hibs have won the last three matches at Almondvale, a rot that Davie Hay and co will be looking to stop this weekend. Livingston have no major injury worries, and hopefully the Lions got their backsides kicked after their embarrassing 1-0 win over third division strugglers Montrose last week. David Fernandez was the only player to come out of the match with any credit, and its about time former Hibs star Stuart Lovell was dropped as his performances for the side over the season have been terrible, and getting worse.

Meanwhile, Bobby Williamson has recalled Jarkko Wiss and Paul Fenwick for the trip and Hibs could move into sixth position in the league if they get a victory. Grant Brebner is looking at a lengthy spell out after the Hibs star broke his arm in SIX places during last weekends 2-0 home cup loss against Rangers.

Livingston will need to get stuck into Hibs if they are to get anything from the match, Marvin will need to crunch someone early on to show the opposition players that he means business. Oscar Rubio needs to buck up his ideas, he has been disappointing this season, and he is just about one bad performance away from being dropped from the squad. McNamee needs to sprint up and down that wing like a man possessed, and some quality balls are required if Fernandez and Lilley are to get on the scoresheet.

PLEASE NOTE: Hibs supporters better be sure to bring their earplugs to Almondvale as we have a noisy atmosphere at our home ground.

Useless stats:

Livingston have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

Hibernian have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Hibees have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Livingston's 23 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Hibernian see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 22 points from their 19 games played so far,

Fanzine Prediction – Livingston 2 Hibs 0


Saturday 17th January 2004
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
Kick off 3.00pm
Cash turnstiles will be in operation at Almondvale
Weather for Saturday
High: 4°C 39°F
Low: -1°C 29°FBR> Chance of Rain 40%