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Rangers vs Livingston Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (31/07/21)

It’s been a long time since Rangers entered a season as Premier League champions. Can they get their title defence off to the perfect start? Find out with our Rangers vs Livingston match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Rangers vs Livingston: Opening weekend tips

Check out our match predictions for this Scottish Premier League tie between Rangers and Livingston.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

A winning start with a clean sheet too

We kick off our predictions by backing Rangers to win to nil. Rangers have kept five clean sheets in their last 10 fixtures whilst Livingston have blanked three times in their past 10. Neither of these stats are particularly compelling until you look at the head to head record shared between the sides. Livingston have not scored against Rangers in seven attempts; six of those matches have ended in a Rangers win with one ending goalless.

A win with breathing space

We’re going for another Rangers win style bet; it comes with a -1 handicap though. When you consider that the second phase of last seasons Premier League season saw Rangers end up with a +79 goal difference compared to the -12 Livingston posted then you can begin to see why we fancy Rangers to win comfortably. The head to head record helps with this tip too; four of the last five meetings at Ibrox have ended with Rangers winning by more than the solitary goal.

An opening day full of goals?

Our final prediction for Rangers vs Livingston is for there to be a minimum of three goals. Two of Rangers’ most recent three pre-season matches have ended over 2.5 goals whilst Livingston have been active in the league cup playing four games in that competition; three of them have ended with at least three goals. The last meeting between the duo ended in a 3-0 Rangers win whilst the last five at Rangers’ home ground have seen a total of 15 goals – a game average of 3.0.

All the stats for Rangers vs Livingston

Scotland League Cup
Rangers
VS
Livingston
September 22, 2021
HIGHEST ODDS ACROSS 6 BOOKMAKERS
1
X
2
1 X 2
4/25 icon 5/1 icon 13/1 icon
4/25 6/1 10/1
1/5 24/5 11/1
1/4 26/5 11/1
1/5 9/2 14/1
1/6 6/1 10/1

Rangers vs Livingston

icon Head to Head

31/07/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
3 - 0
Livingston
Livingston
12/05/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
0 - 3
Rangers
Rangers
03/03/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
0 - 1
Rangers
Rangers
25/10/20
SP
Rangers
Rangers
2 - 0
Livingston
Livingston
16/08/20
SP
Livingston
Livingston
0 - 0
Rangers
Rangers

Rangers

Last 5

19/09/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
1 - 1
Motherwell
Motherwell
16/09/21
UEL
Rangers
Rangers
0 - 2
Lyon
Lyon
11/09/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 2
Rangers
Rangers
29/08/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
26/08/21
UELQ
Alashkert FC
Alashkert FC
0 - 0
Rangers
Rangers

Livingston

Last 5

19/09/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
11/09/21
SP
Dundee
Dundee
0 - 0
Livingston
Livingston
28/08/21
SP
Hibernian
Hibernian
2 - 0
Livingston
Livingston
21/08/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 2
Motherwell
Motherwell
14/08/21
SLC
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 1
St Mirren
St Mirren

Rangers vs Livingston: A winning start for Rangers

Rangers

There have been a couple of standout results for Rangers in pre-season namely drawing with Arsenal and beating Real Madrid. It means confidence will be sky high after winning the title last year. On top of that, their record against Livingston is very good. As for who to watch it’s al about the new boys specifically John Lundstram and Fashion Sakala.

Livingston

Livingston had a respectable season last year and have made a decent start to this campaign just the one defeat in four league cup matches. Of course, a trip to Ibrox is as tough as matches come in the Scottish Premier League. It means the performances of the defence will be key with centre back Jack Fitzwater perhaps the most important cog in the machine.

Pre-match questions for Rangers vs Livingston

Rangers vs Livingston Prediction

  • Who are favourites? Rangers are big favourites with all bookies
  • What time is kick off? 13:30 GMT
  • Where is the game being played? Ibrox Stadium
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