Rangers (@1.2) vs Livingston (@18.0)

Our Prediction:

Rangers will win

Rangers – Livingston Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

So a bet can be placed on the Rangers to win with 1.60 odds. That has given Gerrard and his side the boost they needed to continue their good work. Their best result in the recent past was the win against the holders Celtic. Rangers have lost the last match against the Killie, but it was a close game. Although they lost in their previous 2 travels here, I think they would be good enough to win it this time.

Livingston comes into this clash in great form, not losing a single game since the beginning of their pre-season. Were backing the Gers to win to nil here by a narrow margin, with a final score of 1-0. Rangers will be desperate to put their latest defeat behind them and focus once again on the Premiership and keeping an eye out on their Europa League opener. Gary Holts side has since won 8 and drawn 3 times. The Gers home form, except their latest game against Celtic, has been impeccable in all competitions. However, itll be a tough time for the West Lothian outfit, but they wont let Rangers away with much.

After their Scottish Cup tie at Cowdenbeath was called off due to a frozen pitch, Rangers travelled to Kilmarnock but lost 2-1 despite Jermaine Defoes debut goal putting them in front. After going level with Celtic at the top of the league before the winter break, winning the Old Firm derby 1-0 thanks to Ryan Jacks goal, Rangers lost their first game back in mid-week.

Correct Score Prediction: Livingston 0-2 Rangers

Livi would then go on to stun an in-form Ross County side by thrashing them 4-1, which they followed up with a 2-1 win over St Mirren just before the international break. Their opening day draw was followed by a 2-2 thriller at McDiarmid Park. But Livingston then went to Forfar Athletic in the Scottish League Cup, picking up the first of their 3-game winning streak.

Alfredo Morelos The Colombian forward scored 20 times before the winter break and contributed 11 assists too despite being sent off three times as well.Jermaine Defoe Scored on his debut, as he always seems to, and will want to back that up with more starts and more goals now.James Tavernier Nine goals from right-back is remarkable in itself, but the Englishman has also set up 14 goals so far this season.

Jermaine Defoe scored on his Rangers debut in mid-week and could be handed a second start as he looks to get up to match sharpness. Borna Barisic is fit again but did not play in mid-week. Daniel Candeias was the man to drop to the bench. Jamie Murphy and Graham Dorrans remain out injured, while Gareth McAuley replaced Connor Goldson against Kilmarnock. Goldsons injury is not expected to keep him out long, but this game may come too soon.

Going forward, without being imperious, Livingston have done well; theyve scored an average of 1.73 goals in front of their own fans, while theyve conceded a very impressive 0.45. Theyve also given away just 0.67 expected goals on average, which suggests that theyre capable of stopping teams from creating. Fortunately, Livingston can draw on several good performances at Almondvale Stadium this season. Sundays hosts have lost just one of their last five at home, while theyve thrashed Hearts during that time, while they also managed to hold league leaders Celtic to a draw, which will certainly give them confidence ahead of this match.

Rangers v Livingston Premiership Tips Prediction in Scotland Premiership

They have lost just one of their last six against Rangers at home, however, winning the last two 1-0. Dolly Menga scored the only goal in the former, before Candeias, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield earned Rangers a 3-0 win in November. One of those was in the Championship in 2016, while this years two fixtures after Livingstons promotion in the summer have ended in a 1-0 Livi win before Rangers hit back at Ibrox in the reverse fixture. Livingston have won only three of their 27 previous matches against Rangers, with seven draws and 17 defeats.

Rangers host Livingston for their Matchday 5 clash as they return from the International break, looking to bounce back to the winning ways after seeing their lengthy unbeaten streak ended by fierce rivals Celtic (0-2) at this ground. They now want more in an attempt to pick it up ahead of the Europa League clash against Feyenoord and to keep track of Celtic at the top of the table early on.

25% of the last 28 Rangers v Livingston matches have resulted in a draw. The teams have played each other 28 times since 2001. Rangers have won 18 of the 28 matches, Rangers have a current form rating of 75% They have scored 56 in the 28 matches against Livingston and have won 64.29% of those matches. Livingston have won 3 of the 28 matches, Livingston have a current form rating of 83% They have scored 17 in the 28 matches against Rangers and have won 10.71% of those matches.

Things were going well for Livingston towards the end of December; they were unbeaten in three, had conceded just one goal in over 270 minutes of football and were generally playing quite well; however, things have since taken a turn for the worse. That will need to be addressed if theyre to get anything off a Rangers side that will undoubtedly be chomping at the bit to right the wrongs of Wednesday evening. Their performance during the week wasnt terrible and they were competitive, but they lacked ideas going forward.