Livingston vs Rangers
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Almondvale Stadium (Livingston).
The Lions will be looking to get back into winning ways after a horrific 2 game losing streak. They are 7th in the table winning and losing 8 matches each so far. Including those recent defeats, they are winless in the last 5 competitive matches. Less than 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 5 matches across all venues.
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. 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.
Rangers have been performing well under the coaching of Steven Gerrard. The Gers are 3rd in the table and are fresh from a defeat in the league. The defense has been solid with just 18 goals conceded while scoring 44 in return. A win would get them to a possible top spot along with the Celtic.
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. But 2 losses came in the previous 5 away games for Gerrard’s side while they have only 1 win in that run. Three of those 5 matches were also low scoring affairs.
Livingston vs Rangers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have 2 wins in their last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
- Less than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 games between them in the recent past.
- Livingston is on a 2 match win streak against this opposition at home.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in all 5 previous meetings between them at this ground.
- The most common score in their last 5 h2h matches at this ground was 1-0 which came in 3 matches.
Livingston vs Rangers: Prediction
Rangers have lost the last match against the Killie, but it was a close game. Their best result in the recent past was the win against the holders Celtic. That has given Gerrard and his side the boost they needed to continue their good work. Although they lost in their previous 2 travels here, I think they would be good enough to win it this time. So a bet can be placed on the Rangers to win with 1.60 odds.
The hosts have been scoring at a good rate in home games. Apart from 2 matches, they have found the net in all their previous 10 matches at home. After scoring 44 goals, there is no doubt about the scoring talent of the Gers. So a bet can be placed on both the sides scoring with 2.00 odds.
Livingston vs Rangers: Betting Tips
Rangers to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
Both the teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).