Livingston are set to welcome Ross County at Tony Macaroni Arena in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. The home side have enjoyed back-to-back victories in the league while the away side were defeated in their previous match. Can Livingston continue their momentum from recent victories?
Livingston have bounced back and revived their form in the recent games. They have won successive matches in the Scottish Premiership and their previous win against Dundee United last Saturday puts them on the eighth spot in the league with five wins, four draws, and nine losses in 18 games. Following their narrow loss against Hearts, Livingston have enjoyed two straight victories in their previous fixtures against Hibernian and more recently against Dundee United. Ayo Obileye’s penalty in the second half proved sufficient to provide Livingston with the win as they secured two consecutive victories. Before last weekend, Livingston were victorious in two of their last 15 away league outings, but Martindale’s side were impressive as they earned their second league win within four days. Keaghan Jacobs and Adam Lewis remain unavailable for the match against Ross County.
Despite having a lower xG in the match, Livingston were victorious. Obileye had the highest xG in the match, while Glass made the highest number of duels. McMann delivered the highest number of passes to the final third. Livingston were dominant in terms of most of the attacking metrics. Glass made the highest number of recoveries in the opponent’s half, while Mulgrew led the aerial duels chart.
In terms of successful long passes, Livingston are placed second in the league. They average 27.29 successful long passes per match.
Ross County were moments away from carrying their recently gathered momentum in the game against fellow relegation contenders Dundee when they fell to a 1-2 defeat at home against ten-man Celtic. Abada opened the score sheet for Celtic in the 20th minute before Baldwin leveled the score in the 56th minute. Ralstone scored late in the second half to secure three points for his side. As a result, Ross County now sit at the 11th spot in the league with three wins, five draws, and nine losses in 17 games. Their defensive form has been a cause of concern for them all season as they have conceded 31 goals already. Ross County’s negative goal difference in the league further highlights their poor form at the back. Malky Mackey would be looking to revive his side’s form as they visit Livingston. Alex Lacovitti is set to remain out due to a hamstring concern.
In terms of goals scored, Ross County are placed at the fifth spot in the league. They average more than one goal per match.
In terms of successful aerial duels, Ross County are fourth in the league. They average 26.56 successful aerial duels per match.
Livingston (4-3-3): Stryjek; Devlin, Fitzwater, Obileye, Penrice; Omeonga, Holt, McMillan; Montano, Forrest, Anderson.
Ross County (4-2-3-1): Maynard-Brewer; Clarke, Watson, Baldwin, Vokins; Paton, Tillson; Hungbo, Charles-Cook, Callachan; Spittal.
While Livingston hold a favorable position in the league, Ross County head into the game in better form.