Wednesday 21st July
Tony Macaroni Arena
Kick off: 7.45pm
Premier Sports Cup
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Raith Rovers will be seeking to keep their 100% record going in the League Cup this evening, when they travel to Livingston for their latest Group D fixture.
Rovers lead the way in the current standings, with six points from two games, just ahead of Cowdenbeath who have the same amount of points from three games played.
If John McGlynn’s men are to keep this run going however, they’ll need to do something they’ve never done before, and triumph over the West Lothian side in a cup match.
The two sides have met twice in the last two seasons in the Scottish Cup, and while both were close, Livingston edged Raith out on each occasion.
They were paired together for a Scottish Cup fourth round tie in January 2020, and Rovers seemed to be on course for a fine win, after a goal from John Baird midway through the first half. However, a late turnaround saw Steven Lawless score twice, while Lyndon Dykes grabbed another, as the home side eventually ran out 3-1 winners.
The most recent meeting was even tighter, and followed a very similar path. Again, Rovers took the lead in the first half, this time through Lewis Vaughan, but Jack Fitzwater equalised with 20 minutes remaining, before current Raith loanee, Matej Poplatnik scored the winner in extra time.
Livingston go into this one on the back of a defeat to Alloa, leaving them three points behind leaders Raith, with only the group winners assured of a place in the knockout rounds.
Wednesday’s match referee will be William Collum.
Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Livingston:
Raith Rovers Wins: 0 | Livingston Wins: 4 | Draws: 0
Raith Rovers Goals: 4 | Livingston Goals: 10
Livingston: W-L | Raith Rovers: W-W
Livingston: Bruce Anderson 1 | Jackson Longridge 1 | Ayo Obilieye 1 | Tom Parkes 1
Raith Rovers: Brad Spencer 2 | Lewis Vaughan 2
Livingston: 8/15 | Raith Rovers: 9/2 | Draw: 7/2