Hearts v Livingston: TV channel; kick-off time; team news; form guide; odds

Hearts continue their cinch Premiership campaign at home to Livingston on Saturday. Here is all you need to know:

Match details

What? cinch Premiership, matchday 16. When? Saturday, November 12, kick-off 3pm. Where? Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh.

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TV and ticket info

Toby Sibbick shoots for goal during Hearts' cinch Premiership encounter with Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Picture: SNS

The game in Gorgie is a sell out in the home end.

The match is only available to be viewed live by international subscribers for Hearts TV. No pay-per-view service is in operation as they are prohibited during the 2.45-5.15pm window on Saturdays as part of the broadcast agreement with Sky Sports.

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Team news

Hearts will welcome Craig Halkett back into the first-team squad since the centre-back limped out of the Europa Conference League tie with RFS in September, though he’s only expected to be fit enough for a place on the bench. Stephen Kingsley (hamstring) remains sidelined, while it’s unlikely Peter Haring (concussion) and Stephen Humphrys (ankle) will return before the World Cup break. Liam Boyce and Beni Baningime (both knee) are long-term absentees.

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Form guide

Though Hearts have gone win-loss in each of their last six games, they did win the three matches they were expected to and lost to Celtic, Rangers and Istanbul. Livingston have lost just once in their last five, against reigning champions Celtic, and recorded consecutive victories over Kilmarnock and Aberdeen in their last two.

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Though Livi won the last encounter between the teams in September, Hearts were victorious in every encounter between the clubs last season, winning all three in the league and eventually bettering the Lions on penalty kicks in the Scottish Cup last 16.

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Manager thoughts

“We will see how Halkett is. If he makes it, he wouldn’t be ready for a start. He might be on the bench. Other than that, our squad will pretty much be the same as Wednesday night against Rangers.” (Hearts boss Robbie Neilson)

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Hearts 19/20, Draw 12/5, Livingston 3/1

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Another thing

If Lawrence Shankland gets on the scoresheet tomorrow he’ll become the fourth Scottish Premiership striker into double figures for the season, joining Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic), Antonio Colak (Rangers) and Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen).