Hearts will host Livingston at Tynecastle Park on Matchday 7 of the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership season. The home team Hearts currently sit in third in the Premiership table equal on 12 points with second-placed Hibernian and one point behind leaders Rangers. On the other hand, visitors Livingston are down at 9th in the standings with just four points from the first six games.
Livingston have the lowest xG in all of the Scottish Premiership with just 3.15 after six games. They have scored just three goals and conceded nine so far. Hearts, on the other hand, have an overall xG of 7.74, and have scored nine goals in the first six games and have conceded a total of five goals.
Hearts have had a total of 22 shots on target, scoring nine goals in the first six games. Lian Boyce is their top scorer so far with four goals. Livingston have just scored three goals in the first nine games, and have had the least shots on target with just 14. They beat Celtic 1-0 in their most recent league game to come up to 9th in the league standings.
Hearts have had a lot of goal scoring opportunities with 104 touches in the penalty area while Livingston have just 59. The home team have taken 68 shots from inside the penalty box and 29 from outside the box. Livingston have had 26 shots from inside the box and 18 from outside the box.
Both teams have impressed with their passing in the first six league games and have had a lot of passes. Hearts have the fourth highest passes into the opposition box with 341 passes, while Livingston have 294 passes into the box. Hearts have had a very bright start both going forward and defensive in the first six games as they look to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title.
Livingston have not had the best statistics going forward and have only put in 13 successful crosses into the opposition box. On the other hand, Hearts have put in the fourth-highest number of crosses into the box with 37. It will be a difficult task for the away side to defend and keep a clean sheet when they visit Tynecastle park.
The only positive for The Lions has been their passing, as they have been able to keep a decent amount of possession. They were able to clinch a victory against Celtic, and have had the third-highest successful through passes with 16. Hearts have had just eight successful through passes in the first six games.
Rob Neilson will hope to get a victory at home against the struggling Livingstone side, as they look to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title. The Lions will hope to get something away from Tynecastle Park as they fight the relegation battle of the Scottish Premiership.