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Hearts have already beaten Livingston three times this season, including a Scottish Cup shootout victory just last month. Overall, Livi are winless in 17 visits to Tynecastle, a run that dates back to 2002.
Will Heart of Midlothian tighten their grip further on third place?
In their last league game, Robbie Neilson’s side held Dundee United to a 2-2 draw thanks to Craig Halkett’s late equaliser at Tannadice.
This was proceeded by back-to-back 2-0 wins, against St Mirren and Aberdeen, leaving the Jambos 13 points clear of fourth.
Since then, Heart of Midlothian have booked their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.
Last Saturday night, Beni Baningime and Peter Haring had them 2-0 in front early, only for St Mirren to fight back and level up the tie at 2-2.
Nevertheless, Aaron McEneff restored Hearts’ lead shortly after before Ellis Simms tapped in the clincher.
So, next month, Hearts will face city-rivals Hibs at Hampden for a place in the final; Celtic face Rangers in the other semi on derby weekend.
Remember, unless Hibs win the cup, Hearts’ third-place finish will guarantee European group stage football for the first time in club history.
There’s still plenty to play for so will the home fans be celebrating a win here?
Livingston meanwhile are also aiming to be in Europe next season, last enjoying that 20 years ago.
The Lions’ five-game unbeaten run came to an end a fortnight ago as they were beaten 3-1 by Celtic at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Nevertheless, having won three out of five before this, David Martindale’s side are fifth, but the middle of the table could hardly be tighter.
ivi are one of six teams on either 37 or 36 points, so ever point counts with just three games to go before the split.
Will Hearts be too strong at Tynecastle?
Heart of Midlothian team news
The hosts are without defenders John Souttar, Michael Smith and Cameron Devlin as well as winger Gary Mackay-Steven due to injury.
So, last weekend, Stephen Kingsley filled in at centre-back with Andy Halliday deputising at left-back.
At the other end of the park, Liam Boyce has been enjoying playing in a number ten role, just in behind January signing Ellis Simms.
Livingston team news
Davie Martindale’s men haven’t had a fixture for 13 days so should be raring to go.
Ayo Obileye and Jack Fitzwater are a very solid centre-back pairing.
Likewise, Stephane Omeonga and Jason Holt will sit just in front of the back four.
Bruce Anderson will continue to be the main goal threat and could return up front, displacing Joel Nouble.
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Livingston FC vs Hibernian FC - 1:0
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|May 21, 2022||Scottish Cup 21/22||Glasgow Rangers||2 - 0||Heart of Midlothian FC|
|May 14, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Heart of Midlothian FC||1 - 3||Glasgow Rangers|
|May 11, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Motherwell FC||2 - 1||Heart of Midlothian FC|
|May 7, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Celtic Glasgow||4 - 1||Heart of Midlothian FC|
|April 30, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Heart of Midlothian FC||0 - 0||Ross County FC|
|May 15, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Livingston FC||2 - 1||FC Dundee|
|May 11, 2022||Premiership 21/22||St Mirren FC||0 - 0||Livingston FC|
|May 7, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Livingston FC||1 - 1||St Johnstone FC|
|April 30, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Livingston FC||1 - 0||Hibernian FC|
|April 23, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Aberdeen FC||1 - 2||Livingston FC|
|Heart of Midlothian FC||Livingston FC|
|28||Shots on goal||6|
|31||Shots off goal||3|
|9%||Average ball possession||2%|
|1||Shots on post||1|
|3||Shots on bar||2|
|53||Goals by foot||32|
|1||Goals by head||1|
|Heart of Midlothian FC||Livingston FC|
|1.66||Average Goals Scored||1.17|
|March 19, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Heart of Midlothian FC||2 - 0||Livingston FC|
|February 12, 2022||Scottish Cup 21/22||Heart of Midlothian FC||0 - 0||Livingston FC|
|December 5, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Livingston FC||0 - 1||Heart of Midlothian FC|
|September 25, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Heart of Midlothian FC||3 - 0||Livingston FC|
|December 4, 2019||Premiership 19/20||Heart of Midlothian FC||1 - 1||Livingston FC|
Scottish Premiership table:
|5||Heart of Midlothian FC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10||Ross County FC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|11||St Johnstone FC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12||St Mirren FC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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What time is kick off between Heart of Midlothian FC vs Livingston FC?
15:00, Saturday 19 March 2022