Livingston vs St Johnstone: Andy Walker's League Cup final prediction

Follow Sunday's Scottish League Cup final between Livingston and St Johnstone across Sky Sports' digital platforms with our dedicated match blog; kick-off at Hampden Park at 2pm

St Johnstone players come together to celebrate team-mate Scott Tanser's first half goal
Image: St Johnstone players come together to celebrate team-mate Scott Tanser's first half goal

Sky Sports' Andy Walker offers his predictions for Sunday's Scottish League Cup final between Livingston and St Johnstone.

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Scottish League Cup final: Livingston vs St Johnstone - Sunday, 2pm

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St Johnstone fan and World Scotch Pie Champion Alan Pirie, of James Pirie & Sons, offers his advice on how to win ahead of the club's Scottish League Cup final against Livingston on Sunday

There's a breath of fresh air about the League Cup final being contested by two of the unfashionable sides in the Scottish Premiership at Hampden on Sunday.

Speaking to both managers earlier this week on the Sky Sports Scottish Football podcast with Ian Crocker and Kris Boyd, they highlighted how close the previous games this season have been between the two sides.

This one will no doubt be the same.

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David Martindale says Livingston's players will travel to the Scottish League Cup final in their own cars, but jokes that someone is 'guaranteed' to get lost on their way to Hampden Park

There's never been more than a goal in their three previous meetings and it's all about how the players handle the big occasion of a one-off cup final.

Livingston saw off St Mirren in the semi-final with a goal from Scott Robinson but they might have to do without him due to a back injury.

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David Martindale has made a remarkable start to his managerial career and his story of recently being in prison to potentially leading Livingston to their first trophy since 2004 would be truly remarkable.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership game between St Mirren and Livingston

Callum Davidson could not have been happier seeing his team win by three goals in their semi-final rout of Hibernian.

It is unlikely Murray Davidson will be able to shake off his calf injury which is a blow for Saints as he is always a goalscoring threat from midfield.

It was always a tall order for Davidson to emulate Tommy Wright in Perth but I am taking his side to edge it, possibly after extra time.

Andy Walker's prediction: 1-2

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and St Johnstone

Sky Sports Scottish Football podcast: Scottish League Cup Final preview

St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson and Livingston manager David Martindale join Ian Crocker, Kris Boyd and Andy Walker ahead of Sunday's League Cup final.

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