Alloa vs Livingston Predictions

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Livingston -1

7/5odds when tipped

Livingston 2-0

7/1odds when tipped

Tip Reasoning

  • Alloa Athletic have lost their last two home League Cup games – including their most recent loss to League Two Cowdenbeath.
  • Livingston have won their last five League Cup away contests.
  • Livingston have kept five clean sheets in their last seven League Cup matches.

Livi have taste for more League Cup success

Alloa Athletic got their League Cup campaign off to the worst possible start when they were turned over at home by a team from the division below.

Despite enjoying the bulk of possession against Cowdenbeath, the Wasps were stung by a second-half Liam Buchanan strike and now need to respond.

But it will be tough against Premiership opposition and a side that enjoyed a terrific run that included 22 goals and four clean sheets in this competition last season under David Martindale.

Livingston appear to have their League Cup appetite back already and smashed Highland League Brechin City 3-0 in their opener.

The Lions gave debuts to four new players last weekend and look to have strengthened well in all areas during the summer.

The Wasps home record also doesn’t create any belief that they can avoid another defeat on Saturday.

Alloa Athletic will try to stay solid, but Livingston should do enough damage to cover a one-goal handicap – as they have done in six of their last nine League Cup outings.

With Livi having yet to concede a goal in either of their pre-season games, our forecast here is for a routine 2-0 away win at Indodrill Stadium.

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