Rangers vs Kilmarnock
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Rangers distinguished themselves from the rest of the league this season, but they still need time to challenge the title as Celtic remain a formidable force in Scottish football. Steven Gerrard can, however, be happy knowing that his men are as many as eight points above third-placed Aberdeen as a runners-up position should not come in question for the Gers.
The hosts, however, won’t head into this 30th round tie against Killie in the highest of spirits. They are winless in last three games in all competitions and they were knocked out of the FA Cup losing 0-2 at home to Aberdeen on Tuesday evening at Ibrox.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock: Head-to-head
Rangers have reasons to hope to return to winning was here against Killie if we are to judge by the head to head record.
The Gers celebrated a demolishing 5-0 victory in the 5th round of the FA Cup replay at Ibrox less than a month ago.
Kilmarmock are, however, undefeated in the league against Rangers this season (a 1-1 draw at Ibrox and a 2-1 victory at Rugby Park).
Overall, the Gers won 33, drew 4 and lost just 6 of 43 home meetings with Kilmarnock.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock: Prediction
The visitors were also in contention for the second place finish earlier in the season, but a huge slide in form at the start of the year dropped them down to 4th place in the league ladder. They are nine points short of Rangers in second position at the moment.
Steve Clarke’s men found goals hard to come by lately. They only bagged one goal in past six games in all competitions and it came last weekend in a narrow 0-1 victory over the rock-bottomed St. Mirren. Since Rangers only allowed 6 goals in 13 home outings this season in Premiership, we feel the visitors will struggle to create in the final third on Saturday as well.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
Rangers to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).