Dundee United will be visiting the Toni Macaroni Arena to face Livingston on Wednesday evening in the Scottish Premiership. After cruising to victory against Dundee last weekend, Livingston will be looking to secure another victory against Dundee United on Wednesday night.
Livingston ended a three-game winless run in all competitions with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Dundee at Dens Park on Saturday, which was their biggest top-flight win since December 2019. Livingston have accumulated eight points from a possible 15 in their last five games, and have a tally of 34 points from the 28 games they have played.
The above visual shows us the attacking metrics for Livingston from their previous league game against Dundee FC. The xT and xG timelines indicate that Livingston were on top from the beginning of the game as they took a 3-0 lead in the first 21 minutes of the game. Bruce Anderson attempted five shots on goal and scored two goals for the Lions. Livingston also did well defensively as they only allowed Dundee one attempt on goal in the second half.
Livingston have attempted 251 shots so far in the league, with 81 shots on target. Bruce Anderson has generated the highest xG for the Lions with his 33 shots on goal and has scored 11 goals. Alan Forrest has the most number of shots on goal for Livingston and has generated an xG of 4.940.
Dundee United followed up their impressive 1-1 draw at home against champions Rangers with another draw by the same scoreline away at Aberdeen last weekend. Both goals were scored within the first 16 minutes, with Marc McNulty’s fourth-minute opener from the penalty spot canceled out by an unfortunate own goal from Ryan Edwards. Dundee United are now unbeaten in their last six games across all competitions and remain in fifth place in the Premiership standings, one point ahead of Wednesday’s opponents, Livingston.
Dundee United have made the third-highest number of recoveries in all three areas of the pitch and have completed 81.467 recoveries per 90 minutes. They work hard defensively and can recover most of the loose balls. Dundee United have made most of their recoveries in the defensive third.
Dundee United have 267 shots on goal and have had 93 shots on target. Nicky Clark has been the top scorer for Dundee United this season and has generated an xG of 6.210 with his 35 shots on goal. Tony Watt just has one goal in his first eight appearances for the club and is yet to get started. He has generated an xG of 1.040 so far.
Livingston will be in the hope of extending the four-match unbeaten streak that is pulling them ever closer to the top half of the league. Dundee United has been a team that is tough to break down, and this match-up is expected to be a closely fought contest.
Livingston predicted starting lineup:
Stryjek; Devlin, Obileye, Fitzwater, Penrice; Holt, Omeonga, Pittman; Forrest, Anderson, Nouble.
Dundee United predicted starting lineup:
Siegrist; Edwards, Mulgrew, Graham; Smith, Harkes, McDonald, Butcher, Niskanen; Watt, McNulty.