Livingston are now a mere two matches away from a timely return back to the Scottish Premiership after edging past Dundee with an aggregate score of 4-3 in their play-off semi-final and the West Lothian outfit will be confident of completing the job when they face Partick Thistle on Friday evening. Livingston were last in the Scottish top-flight in 2006 and they thoroughly deserve to be in with a chance of making a return having finished second in the Championship table behind runaway champions St Mirren who they will possibly meet again next term.
Despite facing a team from the Scottish Premiership, Livingston will be in confident mood with just a single defeat on home soil in their last ten outings. They won promotion to the second tier at the end of last season and manager David Hopkin could enhance his reputation no end were he to steer his charges to a second consecutive rise up the divisions, the bookmakers giving away free bets and price boosts on Livingston v Partick Thistle.
Livingston may have been getting used to the winning mentality this season but Partick Thistle certainly haven’t been tasting much success. The Jags did manage a morale-boosting win over Dundee in their last outing of the regular campaign and this psychological boost may be just what they need heading into this tough encounter, however this is certainly the worst season that they have endured since climbing back into the top-flight in 2013/14. Partick need to get a positive result on Friday evening although Livingston have been getting used to winning games and we’ll be siding with them to edge this encounter, William Hill Bookies going 2/1 on Livingston to win.