Livingston vs MotherwellScottish Premiership, KO: 15:00 Aug 3, 2019, Toni Macaroni Stadium
Non-Motherwell fans might look at this match and think the Steelmen might struggle this season after losing Curtis Main and Jake Hastie in transfers as well as David Turnbull through a well-documented injury following his transfer to Celtic falling through.
For me Hastie, played just 14 games and Main couldn’t score. Turnbull is the big loss to the squad for the season's opening months.
However, having watched Motherwell pre-season there is a real optimism throughout Fir Park that they can have a good season.
Solid goalkeepers, a defence that didn't lose a goal in the Betfred League Cup group games, a strong midfield and wide players that look the part; pace and power is the name of the game.
Jermaine Hylton for one could be another fantastic find for the Well from the lower leagues down south .
Motherwell are looking good, history is on their side as well, with a fantastic record against Livi home and away, and they'll be backed by a large travelling support on Saturday.
The last game of the season was Motherwell and Livingston at Fir Park and Motherwell were 3-0 up in no time before letting Livi back in for a more reasonable 3-2 at full-time, but for me there was a gap that’s only grown throughout the summer.
This Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and Motherwell will be played on Aug 3, 2019 and kick off at 15:00