Rangers (@1.2) vs Livingston (@18.0)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Rangers will win

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

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.

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.

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.

Considering that they just about had the better of the first half and were certainly in the game from start to finish, Livingston will have been very disappointed to leave McDiarmid Park empty handed on Wednesday evening. They need a reprieve, though facing Rangers hardly presents them with a gilt-edged opportunity to turn their fortunes around. Saturdays hosts have now lost three on the bounce.

Rangers v Livingston Prediction

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.

Scott Pittman Four goals and five assists and an important creative link between midfield and attack so far this season.Liam Kelly The former Rangers stopper would love another clean sheet at home against his former team, having kept them out when they last met in West Lothian.Chris Erskine Livi have lacked goals this season and, with Menga and Hardie out, the new signing from Partick Thistle needs to come up with some.

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.

Livingston are no mugs on home soil, thats for sure. Given that they were unlucky in the week, coupled with the fact that theyve generally looked good going forward on the road, it would be easy to side with the visitors, though they look a bit short in the betting. At the prices, the bet that catches the eye is Both Teams to Score.

But 2 losses came in the previous 5 away games for Gerrards side while they have only 1 win in that run. Three of those 5 matches were also low scoring affairs. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues. A 5 match unbeaten run for the Teddy Bears ended with that recent defeat to Kilmarnock in the league.

Reason For Livingston vs Rangers Betting Tips

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.

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.