Kilmarnock vs Rangers Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - August 3, 2023

Kilmarnock vs Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Date: 5 August 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: The BBSP Stadium Rugby Park (Kilmarnock).

Rangers visit East Ayrshire for the late Saturday kick-off in the first round of the 2023/24 Premiership campaign against Kilmarnock.

The Gers are hoping to dethrone Celtic after finishing seven points behind the Parkhead rivals last time out.

They’ll justify the optimism merely on the fact that the Bhoys have parted ways with Ange Postecoglou who signed for Tottenham Hotspur after claiming five trophies with Celtic in the last two seasons.

Rangers have made plenty of changes to their roster in the preseason and head coach Michael Beale could need some time to adjust to life without the likes of Antonio Colak, Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, Filip Helander, and Allan McGregor.

San Lammers and Danilo are among the most exciting acquisitions to the team, especially the former who was on target in a 2-2 stalemate against Hoffenheim in the team’s final preseason exhibition.

Kilmarnock, on the other side, avoided the relegation playoffs by coming third from bottom, six points above Ross County in the penultimate place last season.

They are looking for a solid campaign without the relegation scrap after three turbulent seasons which saw them get relegated, promoted, and avoiding relegation only thanks to a positive run of results late in the campaign.

Killie won three of their four League Cup matches to top Group F but coach Derek McInnes will be worried regarding his team’s recent defensive showings.

Kilmarnock allowed three goals in the last two outings against Raith Rovers and Albion Rovers. This will be the music to the ears of Lammers & company on Saturday.

Kilmarnock vs Rangers Head-to-head

  • Rangers enter this encouraged with six wins on the trot against Killie.
  • The Gers have bagged three goals in each of the previous two encounters with Kilmarnock.
  • Overall, Rangers won 67, drew 15, and lost only 11 of the last 93 meetings with Kilmarnock.

Kilmarnock vs Rangers Prediction

Neither Killie nor Rangers showed impressive defensive form in their summer matches and we have reasons to expect goals also knowing that the last two H2H outings between these counterparts offered goal fests.

The quality is still on the Gers’ side and we expect the Glasgow giants to come on top which makes the Away win & Both Teams To Score the standout betting option at the odds of 2.87.

Kilmarnock vs Rangers Betting Tips

  • Rangers to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.87 (15/8)
  • Sam Lammers to score anytime @ 2.05 (21/20) odd.