Livingston Preview

Dundee face Livingston in their next Ladbrokes Premiership game 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 11th May 2019

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Tony Macaroni Arena

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available for Dundee’s match at the Tony Macaroni Arena in the ticket office in Dundee Direct , in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1)

We would encourage fans to buy a ticket in advance as we are as yet unaware whether tickets will be available at the ground on the matchday

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: Alan Newlands

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Daniel McFarlane

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Alastair Mather

FOURTH OFFICIAL: John Beaton

Head to Head v Livingston

LEAGUE: Won 26, Drawn 8, Lost 10

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 0

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 2

TOTAL: Won 31, Drawn 12, Lost 12

Last Five Dundee v Livingston Matches

  1. 16/2/2019 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 2,321 | Nelson, Wright
  2. 26/12/2018 | Home | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 4,905
  3. 20/10/2018 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 2,137
  4. 15/3/2014 | Away | Championship | Won 2-0 | 1,759 | MacDonald, Benedictus
  5. 11/1/2014 | Home | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 4,367

Last Meeting

Dundee brought three priceless points home from West Lothian after a 2-1 win at Livingston. The Dark Blues did it the hard way, falling behind to Craig Halkett’s first half goal. Andrew Nelson’s header brought them level shortly after the break and Scott Wright thrilled the travelling Dees with a magnificent free kick late in the game. Livi had to play with 10 men for 80 minutes after Shaun Byrne’s early red card.

Livingston: Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett (c), Lithgow, Odoffin (Lawson 56), Byrne, Pittman,, Jacobs, Lamie, Robinson (Erskine 57), Hardie (Lawless 72)

Unused subs: Stewart (gk), Wylde, Sibbald, Brown.

Goal: Halkett (17).

Booked: Lawless (simulation), Jacobs (foul on Jesse Curran).

Sent off: Byrne (foul on Hadenius).

Dundee FC: Dieng, Horsfield, Ryan McGowan, Kusunga, Ralph, Dales (Jesse Curran 74), Hadenius (Paul McGowan 48), Woods (c), Wright, Nelson (Miller 57), Craig Curran

Unused subs: Parish (gk), O’Dea, O’Sullivan, Robson.

Goals: Nelson (53), Wright (82).

Booked: Wright (goal celebration), Paul McGowan (foul on Jacobs), Woods (foul on Jacobs).

Attendance: 2,321 (958 Dees).

Referee: Greg Aitken. Assistants: David McGeachie, Graeme Stewart. Fourth Official: John Beaton.

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. They then failed to win any game after the break until the end of February, with a 0-0 draw with Hearts at Tynecastle their only point.

Livi ended that poor run of form with a 1-0 home win over Kilmarnock and beat St Johnstone in their next game at Almondvale but in between was a loss to St Mirren in Paisley.

Livi’s 2019 form continued to be erratic with draws at Pittodrie and Celtic Park, defeats to Hibs, Dundee and St Mirren and wins against Killie, Hamilton, St Johnstone before the split.

Since the split Livi have lost once to St Mirren and two draws with Hamilton and St Johnstone.

Top Scorers

LIVINGSTON: Hardie, Halkett 7; Pittman 5; Lawless, Sibbald 3; Hamilton, Menga, Lithgow, Bryne, McMillan 2

DUNDEE: K. Miller 7; Nelson 4; P. McGowan 3; Moussa, Mendy, Madianga, J. Curran Wright 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 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.