Hearts vs Livingston Match Info
Date: Sunday January 20 2019
Kick-off time: 2.30pm GMT
Venue: Tynecastle Park
Referee: William Collum
Hearts vs Livingston Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
December 14 2018: Livingston 5-0 Hearts
September 22 2018: Hearts 0-0 Livingston
February 14 2015: Hearts 1-0 Livingston
February 7 2015: Livingston 2-3 Hearts
Hearts vs Livingston Stats
- These clubs have met in the Scottish Cup only once previously, when Hearts won 2-1 at home in 2004-05
- Hearts are unbeaten in their last 11 home matches against Livingston
- Livingston are without a win in their latest eight away games
Hearts vs Livingston Match Preview
Hearts’ form has picked up since Steven Naismith’s return from injury and they are fancied to knock Livingston out of the Scottish Cup at the first attempt.
Naismith, who has been on loan from Norwich for the last 12 months, was on fire goalscoring-wise until he suffered a knee injury that required surgery in the League Cup semi-final against Celtic at the end of October.
The Scotland international was out for two months, during which time Hearts fell away from their early position at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, but he returned to action just before Christmas – and now the Jam Tarts have won their last two games.
In the victory over Hamilton, Naismith scored his 14th goal in 23 appearances this term and he will be looking to increase that tally against a Livingston side with whom Hearts have drawn 0-0 and been beaten 5-0 by in the league.
Safely in mid-table of the top flight having been promoted last season, Livingston have been achieving much better results at home than on their travels where they have simply not been scoring enough goals.
Even though this is a cup tie rather than a league match, nothing is likely to have fundamentally changed despite the three-week winter break and Hearts are expected to progress from the second of the two all-Premiership clashes in this round.
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