Scottish Premiership match previews, team news

Team news and stats as Livingston host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership...

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Team news and stats as Livingston host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership...

Livingston vs Hearts, Sunday, 3pm

Livingston left-back Jackson Longridge is suspended for the cinch Premiership clash with Hearts.

Longridge drops out after picking up two yellow cards at Pittodrie on Wednesday night.

Scott Pittman and Sean Kelly are closing in on returns while Adam Lewis (foot) and Daniel Barden (illness) are long-term absentees.

Hearts will again be without Beni Baningime with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Andy Halliday dropped out of the squad for Thursday's narrow defeat by Celtic.

Liam Boyce could return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench at Parkhead.

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● This will be Livingston's first home league meeting with Hearts since a goalless draw in October 2019. The Lions have won both of their last two home league fixtures versus promoted clubs, beating Ross County in December 2019 and Dundee United in December 2020.

● Hearts have only lost one of their last 18 top-flight league matches against Livingston (W9 D8), a 5-0 defeat away from home in December 2018.

● Livingston have won just one of their last nine home league matches (D2 L6), a 1-0 win over Celtic in September.

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Highlights of Celtic's 1-0 victory over Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

● Hearts have only won one of their last 14 Scottish Premiership away games played on a Sunday (D3 L10), a 2-1 victory over Hibernian in September 2019.

● Just three of Livingston's 12 league goals this season have been scored after half-time (25%), the outright lowest ratio and joint-lowest total (St. Johnstone also three) in the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership.

How to follow: Free match highlights will be published on the Sky Sports website, app and YouTube channel later that evening.

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