Cowdenbeath currently sit one point ahead of Livingston in Group D with three games a piece played. Can Livingston leapfrog them with a win? Find out with our Livingston vs Cowdenbeath match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Livingston vs Cowdenbeath: Our predictions
- Prediction one: Match result – Livingston @ odds not yet available
- Prediction two: Both teams to score – No @ odds not yet available
- Prediction three: Correct score – 2-0 @ odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Livingston to win
Cowdenbeath might have won their last two matches to give them a decent overall start to the Scottish League Cup but we expect them to come unstuck when they travel to Livingston. Livingston have won three of their last five matches, losing one and drawing the other (winning on penalties). The more games Livingston play early on, the more fitness they'll get in their legs. Once that clicks, their quality will shine through against the likes of Cowdenbeath who play at a much lower level week in, week out. We think that time is going to arrive on Saturday.
An unexciting match for neutrals
Although we think Livingston are going to up their recent performance levels in this match, it's tough to see it being a captivating watch for the neutral fan. Cowdenbeath have only exceeded the 2.5 total goals mark in two of their previous 10 matches whilst Livingston served up a 0-0 bore draw last time out. The hosts don't usually concede many and Cowdenbeath won't be all out attack in the match hence we cannot see this one hitting the three goals it would need to lose the bet.
Livingston to win it 2-0
In our predictions so far we've touched on Livingston having shown some decent form before their loss to Alloa and draw with Raith. All three of them came ‘to nil'; with it firmly in mind where Cowdenbeath play their football on a weekly basis combined with their inferior skill it's tough to see them breaking through the Livingston backline. For the correct score to come in, we then need Livingston to bag two goals; they've averaged two goals scored per match across their last five and have netted two goals in two of the last four head to heads.
Check out the latest form for Livingston vs Cowdenbeath
The form across the last five games is shown below (as of 90 minutes):
Livingston – WWWLD
Cowdenbeath – WDLWW
Back to winning ways for Livingston
Livingston had looked to be in great form with three wins and clean sheets on the spin but one loss and one requirement for penalties in the last two games has seen the wheels begin to wobble. They'll still look at Cowdenbeath as a very winnable game though; the key will be controlling the match. That's where the likes of Scott Pittman come into play. Cowdenbeath by contrast will see this as a match where anything but a loss is an exceptionally good result – particularly given the way the group is shaping up. Defensively they'll look to be solid and will aim for Kris Renton to give them a goal threat again after his brace against Brechin.
Livingston vs Cowdenbeath: Quick questions
- Where is the game being played? – Tony Macaroni Stadium
- Who won the last meeting between the sides? – 2-1 Livingston
- What time does the game k/o? 3 PM GMT