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Foot Predictions shows the Scottish Premier League clash on Wednesday between Livingston and Hamilton Academical, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.

Livingston enter your meeting with the Scottish Premiership with Hamilton Academical on Wednesday, hoping to avoid losing consecutive league matches for the first time since October.

In the meantime, the Accies can leave the bottom of the table if they want to win the second victory of the season at the Toni Macaroni Arena.


Match analysis

Livingston’s 14-game losing streak came to an end last weekend, with a 2-1 loss at home to St Johnstone.

even though Scott Pittman drawing for the hosts with seven minutes to go, the Lions failed to make the late draw, which saw the coach David Martindale experience your first defeat at the helm.

That result keeps Livingston in fifth place, five points behind Aberdeen, who currently occupies the last European spot, and with 11 games to go, the Lions will have a chance to enter the top four.

Livingston has already faced Hamilton twice in this campaign, winning the last away game 2-0 in December. However, they suffered a 2-1 loss to Accies at the Toni Macaroni Arena in September.

Martindale hopes that his team will be able to repeat the performance and result of December, as he intends to recover from the failure at St Johnstone with his 12th win of the season.

Brian Rice, manager of Hamilton Academical, photographed in August 2020

Hamilton surprised everyone last Sunday when he recovered from a disadvantage and won a 1-1 draw against league leader Rangers.

It looked like the Gers would take all three points when Brian Easton put the ball in his own net 10 minutes from the end, but the Accies pushed Steven Gerrardfrom side to end with Ross Callachan scoring a tie at 94 minutes to snatch a precious point.

Head coach Brian Rice he was delighted with his team’s “first class performance”, a big improvement over his performance at Ibrox in November, when he was beaten 8-0.

The point won still keeps Hamilton at the bottom of the table, although the disadvantage for Ross County, who is one place above them, has dropped to three points and the Accies have two games less.

Hamilton, who has not scored in five of his last seven visits to Livingston, could be two points behind Motherwell, ninth, with a victory on Wednesday, a team he will face next weekend.

Livingston Scottish Premiership form: DDWDWL
Livingston form (all competitions): DWWDWL

Hamilton Academical Scottish Premiership form: WLDLLD


All news from the teams

Ryan Christie of Celtic in action at the Scottish Premiership with Shaun Want of Hamilton Academical on August 3, 2020

Livingston is still without Keaghan Jacobs (foot) and Alan Lithgow (hip) who are both injured, but other than that, David Martindale has a full team to choose from.

Defender Jack Fitzwater, who returned to the bench for the match with St Johnstone, may be in contention to start before Efe Ambrose in the center of the back.

Hamilton’s David Templeton (groin), Lewis Smith (hamstring) and Shaun Want (thigh) everyone is left out with injuries.

Midfielder Will Collar, who played just seven games for Accies in this campaign, left the club and joined the National League’s Stockport County by free transfer.

Ryan Fulton, who signed a new two-year contract with the Accies last weekend, should remain in the goal while the striker Bruce Anderson could keep his place on the starting line ahead of David Moyo and Andrew Winter.

Possible initial lineup of Livingston:
Stryjek; Devlin, Ambrose, Guthrie, Serrano; Bartley, Holt; Pittman, Sibbald, Robinson; Emmanuel-Thomas

Possible initial lineup of the Hamilton Academical:
Fulton; Hamilton, A. Martin, Easton; Hodson, Odoffin, Hughes, Callachan, McMann; Anderson, Ogkmpoe


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Probability: Livingston 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Both sides will try to claim the three points and approach their contrasting end-of-season goals.

A place in Europe is in sight for Livingston, but they should return to victory quickly if they want to sneak past Aberdeen, while a Hamilton victory could lead up to six teams to a relegation battle at the bottom.

Although both teams are confident for Wednesday’s game, the draw may be right.



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