'Lions will pose more problems than Hearts did' - Journalists' predictions for Livingston v Hibs

Our online team attempts to predict the outcome as the Hibees travel to West Lothian for the final match of 2019

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 9:00 am
Updated Sunday, 29th December 2019, 9:17 am
Scott Allan holds off Hakeem Odoffin during the last meeting between the two teams

Mark Atkinson

This is not an easy match for Hibs after the highs of Boxing Day. Livingston are playing very well - especially on their own plastic patch - and will get right in Hibs' faces.

In Stevie Lawless and Lyndon Dykes, they have creativity and an on-form striker. In short, the Lions will pose more problems than Hearts did.

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With Hibs' attacking prowess, I anticipate a really open match with plenty of goals. A draw wouldn't be a bad result for Hibs and I think that's what they'll get. Prediction: Livingston 2-2 Hibs.

Anthony Brown

With both sides in decent form at present, a stalemate looks the likeliest outcome. Prediction: Draw

Neil McGlade

This one has the makings of a really entertaining fixture. Both teams are vying for a place in the top six, Hibs are currently there, but Livingston know a win in West Lothian would see them leapfrog their opponents.

Irrespective of the current state of Hearts, the Easter Road men will have taken a lot of confidence from their derby day triumph at Tynecastle and I think that will be enough to carry them over the line. Prediction: Hibs win.

Patrick McPartlin

Livingston isn't the easiest place to go at the best of times, let alone at the end of a jam-packed festive season. Hibs toiled against Celtic and Rangers but roared back in some style with a second derby win of the calendar year at Tynecastle.

Livi are in decent form, have the players to pose Hibs problems and have kept clean sheets in six of their nine home matches this term. Jack Ross's side are still something of a work in progress and if the head coach makes changes as hinted, those brought in could see it as a chance to stake a claim for a regular starting berth which could benefit the visitors.

A similar display to Boxing Day should see Hibs finish 2019 with a victory. Prediction: Hibs win