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

Our Prediction:

Rangers will win

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Livingston vs Rangers Best Odds

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.

The visitors are averaging 1.82 expected goals for on the road this season, while their recent away expected-goal for figures read: 3.16, 2.16, 1.31, 1.17 and 3.95. Rangers were beaten by title-rivals Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, but it must be said that they were unlucky. Moreover, Rangers have done well from an attacking point of view in recent away games, especially in terms of creativity. Steven Gerrards men offered lots more than their opponents, as the fact that they ended the match with an expected goal difference of +2.58 suggests. Such numbers bode well.

Daniel Candeias was the man to drop to the bench. 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. Goldsons injury is not expected to keep him out long, but this game may come too soon. Jamie Murphy and Graham Dorrans remain out injured, while Gareth McAuley replaced Connor Goldson against Kilmarnock. Borna Barisic is fit again but did not play in mid-week.

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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.