Tony Macaroni Arena
Saturday 18th January 2020
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adults – £15
Concessions – £10
U16 – £5
Tickets can be purchased from Stark’s Park until 1pm on Friday 17th January. Tickets will then be on sale from the Tony Macaroni Arena from 1pm on Saturday.
Raith Rovers travel to Almondvale this Saturday, to take on Livingston in a Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie.
It’s the first time the two sides have been paired together in the competition, and Rovers will head into the game as underdogs, with Gary Holt’s team currently sitting fifth in the Premiership table.
Livi may be two divisions higher than Rovers this term, but they shared a league as recently as 2015/16, when Rovers won three out of the four Championship meetings, the last coming in May 2016, when an Aidan Connolly goal was enough to secure all three points.
Livingston would go on to be relegated to League One via the playoffs that term, while Rovers lost to Hibs in the Premiership playoff.
It’s been all change at the West Lothian club since then however, with two successive promotions taking them into the top tier for the first time since 2006.
Survival was the aim of the game last term, but a blistering start saw that virtually assured of that by Christmas, before a slowdown in their form saw them finish ninth, 12 points clear of eleventh placed St Mirren.
While many were predicting a difficult season this time round, the West Lothian club have again defied expectation, sitting fifth in the table, and concerningly for Rovers, with one of the best home records in the league.
Only Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen have picked up more home points this term, a record that’s been built on a watertight defence, that’s conceded just five times at Almondvale, the joint best record in the division.
Rovers and Livingston are evenly matched over the last 10 meetings, with five wins apiece.
Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Newlands
Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Livingston:
Livingston Wins: 2 | Raith Rovers Wins: 0 | Draws: 1
Livingston Goals: 5 | Raith Rovers Goals: 2
Raith Rovers: W-D-L-W-W-D
Livingston: Lyndon Dykes 10 | Steven Lawless 7
Raith Rovers: Kieron Bowie 8 | Jamie Gullan 7 | Lewis Allan 6
Livingston: 4/11 | Raith Rovers: 13/2 | Draw: 7/2