10 January 2019
Livingston will be proudly hosting Partick Thistle in the first leg of the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final which will be played at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday evening.
David Hopkin’s team enjoyed a resounding victory over Dundee United trumping on an aggregate win of 4-3 in the semi-final stage of the competition. Yes, they would be deservedly eying a consecutive promotion after taking home the League 1 back in 2016/17.
As for Thistle, they did reasonably well to skid automatic relegation when they managed to pull off a 1-0 victory at Dens Park and now Alan Archibald’s army would be heading into this encounter on a strong vein of form after recording just one defeat in their last five post-split fixtures.
Both teams playing had met earlier on in the first match of the Betfred Cup back in July. It was an entertaining fairly contested encounter that ended 1-1 in West Lothian, Livi went on to secure up the bonus point for triumphing a the shoot-out 3-1.
Fast forward to both teams clashing again this time, injury would be taking a toll on the capacities of the team. Patrick Thistle boss Alan Archibald would be cursing his luck as he has a worrisome injury list on his neck to sort out. As for Christie Elliott, Abdul Osman, and Chris Erskine they have an exciting rating of 50-50 with Stuart Bannigan still shut out.
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