Kilmarnock vs Rangers
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Rugby Park (Kilmarnock).
With one last match-day remaining in the competition, Kilmarnock is locked in with Aberdeen for a race to take claim of the third spot in the table. The team that does eventually settle in the said spot will get a ticket to take part in the first qualifying round of the Europa.
Both Kilmarnock and Aberdeen have posted 64 points on the board, but regarding the next tie-breaking criterion – Goal Difference, the former has a considerable lead.
Rangers, through some consistent and great performances, have made sure of a runner-up finish in the league, and thus entry into the preliminary rounds of the Europa. They have also been the best team in the competition for quite some time.
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
- The last six wins can be split into three each for either.
- Seven of the last ten clashes at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The last time these two met, the match ended in a 1-1 scoreline.
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Prediction
Kilmarnock needs this win to ensure they finish in the third spot, and thus get a ticket to the Europa. Since they have a +6 superiority in Goal Difference over Aberdeen, even if the latter wins, realistically, Kilmarnock should take the third place.
Should they end up in the fourth place, then Celtic needs to win the Scottish Cup, in order for them to take part in Europe. As such, the hosts will be looking to cash in on their home status.
But do take into account that the opponents are Rangers. They are easily the best team in the competition right now, and they are on a six-match winning streak. They also scored two or more goals in five of their last six matches. On the road, they were unbeaten in nine of their last ten attempts and scored three or more goals in six of their last ten trips.
As such, expect a fiercely competitive tie, especially from the hosts, since they are desperate for a win. There’s little chance that the Rangers won’t find the back of the net, and this would force Kilmarnock to go into all-out-attack mode – which would be the perfect recipe for a goal-fest.
Expect at least three goals this Sunday, and for both teams to take part in it as well.
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).