Livingston and Aberdeen have tried to play their league game at the Tony Macaroni on two occasions in the last month, to no avail.

The game was originally postponed on the 30th of December due to a frozen pitch. Then last night, the game was called off due to a deluge of heavy rain.

Now there will have to be a third attempt. Helpfully, a weekend has opened up in the calendar that should be suitable for both sides to play the game.

Free weekend available

That is the weekend of the 30th of January, just over two weeks time. Originally Scottish Cup fixtures were due to be played on that weekend. However, those games have been postponed in a bid to help battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Livingston v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Referee Steven McLean speaks with Livingston Manager David Martindale following a pitch inspection (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Therefore, it makes sense for the game to be played over that weekend. As it stands, there are no games scheduled to take place on the weekend of the 30th. That could change sooner rather than later.

Only time will tell if the game does get rescheduled for that weekend. However, you have to imagine that both clubs would be in favour of that happening.

Not want backlog of fixtures

Both Livingston and Aberdeen will want the game to be played as soon as possible. They will not want a backlog of fixtures to be built up as the season goes on. That is why the SPFL and the clubs might well agree to use the date that has suddenly become available.

Livingston v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Derek McInnes and David Martindale discuss the match being called off (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It makes sense, and would help make sure that there are no fixture pile-ups in the weeks ahead.

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