Livingston v Partick Thistle preview

Thursday 17th May 2018

Livingston host Partick Thistle in the first leg of the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final at the Tony Macaroni Arena this evening.

The match is live on BT Sport, kick-off 7.45pm, with the return leg at The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill on Sunday at 3.30pm, also live on BT Sport.

David Hopkin's team defeated Dundee United 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-final and are seeking a second successive promotion after winning League 1 in 2016/17.

Thistle avoided automatic relegation by defeating Dundee 1-0 at Dens Park and Alan Archibald's men make the journey along the M8 having lost just one of their five post-split fixtures.

The teams met on matchday one of the Betfred Cup back in July when it finished 1-1 in West Lothian, with Livi picking up the bonus point for winning the shoot-out 3-1. 

Prior to that game, the clubs had not crossed paths since season 2012/13, when the Jags picked up 10 points out of 12 in the four meetings in Division One.

The referee for tonight’s game is Craig Thomson.

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