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Livi Preview

Jim McIntyre takes charge of the team for this first time this Saturday in the Ladbrokes Premiership as we travel to West Lothian 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 20th October 2018

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Tony Macaroni Arena

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

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 

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.

Head to Head v Livingston

LEAGUE: Won 25, Drawn 7, Lost 9

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 2

TOTAL: Won 30, Drawn 12, Lost 11

Last Five Dundee v Livingston Matches

  1. 15/3/2014 | Away | Championship | Won 2-0 | 1,759 | MacDonald, Benedictus
  2. 11/1/2014 | Home | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 4,367
  3. 26/10/2013 | Away | Championship | Lost 2-1 | 1,597 | MacDonald
  4. 20/8/2013 | Home | Championship | Won 3-0 | 3,955 | Monti, Gallagher, MacDonald
  5. 1/12/2012 | Away | Scottish Cup | Won 2-0 | 1,432 | Milne, Conroy

Last Meeting

Dundee’s last visit to West Lothian saw the Dark Blues return home with a 2-0 win on the way to winning the SPFL Championship title. Top goalscorer Peter MacDonald gave The Dee an early first half lead at the Energy Assets Arena and Kyle Benedictus wrapped up the points ten minutes after half time.

Livingston: Jamieson, Talbot (Praprotnik 42), Mensing, Fordyce, Habai (Burchill 62), Sives, Mevlja, Scott, Keaghan Jacobs, Kyle Jacobs (Denholm 73), McNulty

Unused subs: Walker, Mampuya, Wilkie, Mullen

Booked: Mensing

Dundee FC: Letheren, Irvine, Dyer, Davidson, Benedictus, Gallagher, Rae, McAlister, MacDonald (Riley 80), Boyle (Conroy 87), Nade (Doris 69)

Unused subs: Gibson, Lockwood, Cummins, Wighton

Goals: MacDonald (8), Benedictus (55)

Booked: Benedictus, MacDonald, Boyle

Attendance: 1,759

Referee: Don Robertson

Livingston’s Season So Far

Livingston’s season started with a 2-1 Betfed 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.

Top Scorers

LIVINGSTON: Hamilton, Pittman 2; Byrne, Lawless, Lithgow, Menga, Robinson, Jacobs 1

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy, Madinanga 2; Wighton, Boyle, Spence, McGowan, Ngwatala, Källman, Nabi 1

Ticketing Information

Entry to Dundee’s match at the Tony Macaroni Arena on October 20th will be by ticket only which are available now in the ticket office in Dundee Direct , in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1)

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.

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 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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