Livingston (@7.5) vs Rangers (@1.4)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Rangers will win

Livingston – Rangers Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

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. 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.

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Rangers have more than enough about them to score against anyone in this division, while theyve consistently created plenty of chances away from home, but Livingston should not be dismissed from an attacking point of view. The hosts have scored in each of their last four at home, notching at total of 11 goals during that time, while theyve posted expected-goals for figures of 1.35, 4.4, 1.57 and 1.26, so they too can register on the score-sheet.

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. A 5 match unbeaten run for the Teddy Bears ended with that recent defeat to Kilmarnock in the league. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches across all venues.

Livingston vs Rangers Predictions and Match Preview

With Livingston out of form, this is a big chance to take all three points back to Glasgow. Expert Verdict: Rangers have a surprisingly poor record in this fixture of late - at Livingston anyway - but a lot has changed since Livi's early-season home win. Rangers are back on track and will be keen to get back to winning ways after the mid-week defeat to Kilmarnock cost them ground in the title race.

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.

Dolly Menga scored the winner in this fixture earlier in the year but he is out injured, while Rangers have beaten Livingston 3-0 at Ibrox since then and bolstered their squad over the winter. The defeat to Kilmarnock was a set-back in the title race but it does not need to be more than that a win in West Lothian would be the perfect remedy.

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. 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.

In the latest 3 home fixtures, the final score had over 2.5 goals at the full time. A win in this upcoming game would get them closer to the Championship group in the table. But at home things are much better for the side coached by Gary Holt. His team has won 3 and lost one of their previous 5 matches in front of the home crowd.

What happened?

At the prices, the bet that catches the eye is Both Teams to Score. 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. Livingston are no mugs on home soil, thats for sure.