Despite a promising start to his tenure as manager, Lee Johnson has won just one of his past eight league games, and his team is in risk of dropping out of contention for a place in Europe. Hibernian were defeated 3-2 by Rangers at Ibrox last time out, as an Alfredo Morelos winner in the 62nd minute was enough to consign the visitors to another setback despite an improving performance.
The Hibees have also been shocked by the revelation that star player Ryan Porteous would not be signing a new contract at Easter Road, implying that Johnson and his recruiting staff may have a busy January window ahead of them. Nonetheless, Hibernian’s whole emphasis will be on the weekend’s match against Livingston, where a win will allow them to overtake their opponents into sixth place.
We predict Hibernian 1-1 Livingston.
We anticipate a close contest between two evenly matched clubs in a match with huge implications in the race for European places. This will be reflected on the day, as both teams will be inseparable and will have to settle for a point each at Easter Road.
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Hibernian has scored at home in 11 of the past 12 games. Livingston has surrendered in eight of its past nine games. In 12 of the past 14 games, Livingston has scored fewer than 1.5 goals. Hibernian has scored fewer than 2.5 goals in nine of the past ten games. Hibernian has lost seven of its past eight games. Hibernian has lost seven of its past eight games. Hibernian has received more than 1.5 yellow cards in 7 of the past 8 home games. In seven of the previous eight away games, Livingston has sent fewer than 4.5 corner kicks.
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