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Dundee are back on the road this weekend as we travel to the Tony Macaroni Arena to take on Livingston and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Livingston v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 16th February 2019

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Tony Macaroni Arena

Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available at the ground on the matchday via a ticket pod which opens at 12.30.

Prices are as follows:

Adult: £24 
Concession (Over 65, 16/17 year olds and Full time students): $16
Under 16: £10

Ambulant disabled supporters will pay the age appropriate price with any required companion free of charge.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1943

STADIUM: Tony Macaroni Arena

CAPACITY: 8,676

PITCH SIZE: 98m x 69m

HEAD COACH: Gary Holt

CHAIRMAN: Robert Wilson

NICKNAMES: Livi; The Lions

MASCOT: Livi Lion

CLUB COLOURS: Amber and black

HONOURS: Scottish League Cup winners: 2003/04

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 2000/01

SPFL Premiership Play-Off winners: 2017/18

Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) winners: 1986/87,

1998/99, 2010/11

SPFL League One (3rd tier) winners: 2016/17

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier) winners: 1995/96,

2009/10

Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2014/15 

Scottish Qualifying Cup (South) winners: 1973/74

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 10,112 v Rangers, 27/10/2001, SPL

RECORD WIN: 8-0 v Stranraer (a), Scottish League Cup, 4/8/2012

CLUB WEBSITE: www.livingstonfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address for sat-nav is as follows: Tony Macaroni Arena, Alderstone Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH 54 7DN

By Car:

The Tony Macaroni Arena is easily accessible from across the country, situated within a 10 minute drive of the M8 motorway which links Edinburgh and Glasgow.

From the east and west exit the M8 at junction 3 (Livingston). Take the A899 (south) and follow the signs for St John’s Hospital and the stadium

By Train:

Livingston is served by two train stations Livingston North and Livingston South which are both on the Edinburgh – Glasgow lines. Livingston North is the nearest station to the stadium and is a 20 minute walk to the ground.

Match Officials

REFEREE: TBC

ASSISTANT REFEREE: TBC

ASSISTANT REFEREE: TBC

FOURTH OFFICIAL: TBC

Head to Head v Livingston

LEAGUE: Won 25, Drawn 8, Lost 10

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 2

TOTAL: Won 30, Drawn 12, Lost 12

Last Five Dundee v Livingston Matches

  1. 26/12/2018 | Home | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 4,905
  2. 20/10/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 2,137
  3. 15/3/2014 | Away | Championship | Won 2-0 | 1,759 | MacDonald, Benedictus
  4. 11/1/2014 | Home | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 4,367
  5. 26/10/2013 | Away | Championship | Lost 2-1 | 1,597 | MacDonald

Last Meeting

Dundee and Livingston served up a goalless draw in the Boxing Day fixture at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park. Chances were hard to come by and both teams went closest with shots from distance when Nathan Ralph struck the crossbar for Dundee and Steven Lawless did the same for Livi.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, Boyle, O’Dea, Ralph, Curran, McGowan, Woods, Calvin Miller (Nabi 70), Källman, Kenny Miller (c)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Kamara, Nabi, Inniss, Spence, Moore, Lambert.

Booked: Boyle (foul on Menga), McGowan (foul on Pittman).

Livingston: Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett (c), Lithgow< Lawless, Byrne, Jacobs (Sibbald at half time), Pitman, Cadden, Menga (Miller 76), Hardie (Hamilton 66)

Unused subs: Stewart (gk), Saunders, McMillan, Lawson.

Booked: none.

Sent off: Hamilton (off the ball foul on O’Dea)

Attendance: 4,905 (266 away supporters).

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: David McGeachie, John McCrossan. Fourth Official: Nick Walsh

Livingston’s Season So Far

Livingston’s season started with a 2-1 Betfred Cup win away at Airdrie and they topped their League Cup section after a penalty win over Hamilton and victories over Annan and Berwick.

Livi’s return to the Premiership saw them travel to Celtic Park for the opening game and after the champions unfurled their flag, dispatched The Lions by three goals to one.

Livi’s first Premiership home game saw them pick up their first point in a 0-0 draw with their Kilmarnock before losing 1-0 at home to Motherwell in their next game to knock them out the Betfred Cup.

Two days after that League Cup defeat Livingston parted company with their player/manager Kenny Miller after he refused to revert to a full time manager and he was replaced by former Falkirk manager Gary Holt.

Holt had an excellent start his managerial job in West Lothian with a 2-0 win at St Mirren which was followed up with two wins at the Tony Macaroni Arena against Hibs and Hamilton.

Livi kept their momentum up with a 0-0 draw with league leaders Hearts at Tynecastle, the first points the Jam Tarts had dropped, before a memorable 1-0 home win over Rangers and followed that up with a 1-1 home draw with Motherwell before the international break.

Livingston’s home form became key to their success and after wins over Dundee, Motherwell and St Mirren and a draw with Celtic, romped to a 5-0 win over Lothian neighbours Hearts. 

Their last game before Christmas saw a 1-1 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road before another draw, this time 0-0 at Dens Park on Boxing Day.

After the winter break Livi exited the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 loss away at Hearts and their Premiership campaign restarted with same scoreline in Perth.

Livingston have failed to win any game since the break with defeats to Rangers and Motherwell and then a 0-0 draw with Hearts at Tynecastle.

Top Scorers

LIVINGSTON: Hardie 5; Pittman 4; Lawless, Halkett 3; Hamilton, Menga, Lithgow, Bryne, McMillan 2

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, McGowan, J. Curran 2

Matchday Programme

Livingston are not producing a matchday programme this season but do produce a free online version that can be downloaded from their website.

How To Watch

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DeeTV from Thursday.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.

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