Date: 16th December 2005 at 5:22pm
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Aberdeen travel to struggling Livingston on Saturday hoping they can get the three points they need to get themselves in the top six again.

The Dons currently sit in 8th place, only 1 point behind Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 6th who are facing Celtic on Sunday in the live Setanta game.

Aberdeen haven’t tasted victory since October 25th when they beat Dundee Utd 2-0 at Pittodrie. Since then they have lost 4 and drawn 4. Jimmy Calderwood will be desperate to get his side back to winning ways and get their season back on track.

This will be the 9th league meeting at Almondvale between the two teams. Aberdeen have had the slight edge winning 3 games, Livingston have won 2 and there has been 2 draws.

The last meeting between the two teams was at Pittodrie this season on 24th September, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Vital Quotes:

Livingston Team News:

Midfielder Neil Barrett has recovered from a shoulder injury to and will be available for selection.

Defender David McNamee is short of match fitness and strikers Graham Barrett and Derek Adams will miss out.

Player to watch: Paul Dalglish

The midfielder has put in some good displays this season.

Aberdeen Team News:

Zander Diamond will be fit for this game after picking up a knock last weekend.

However, Scott Severin, Steve Lovell and Michael Hart will miss out as they are all still injured.

Player to watch: Jamie Smith

A good summer signing from Celtic.

Match Facts & Stats

Aberdeen record at Almondvale: P8 W3 D2 L2 F9 A8

Meetings this season: Aberdeen 0 Livingston 0, Sep 24th

Ref Watch:

Dougie McDonald is the man in the middle.

Match Prediction:

Can’t see many goals in this one. 0-0 draw for me.

Next Fixtures:

Mon 26 Dec 2005 Motherwell (a)
Sat 31 Dec 2005 Inverness CT (h)
Sat 7 Jan 2006 Dundee Utd (a) Sco Cup
Sat 14 Jan 2006 Hibernian (a)
Sat 21 Jan 2006 Dundee Utd (a)