Kick-off: 1630, 16/08/2020
Stadium: Tony Macaroni Arena
TV: Sky Sports
Rangers have started the Scottish Premiership season in clinical form and will be chasing a fourth straight clean-sheet victory when visiting Livingston.
The Light Blues have also prevailed in their last six head-to-head meetings with the Lions, conceding only one goal in those fixtures.
That all makes 6/5 for an away win to nil an easy pick for our opening Livingston vs Rangers prediction.
A Look At Livingston’s Betting Odds
Livingston picked up their first point of the new campaign when drawing 2-2 at Motherwell on Wednesday.
Gary Holt’s side trailed twice at Fir Park but hit back on each occasion, via a Lyndon Dykes penalty and Alan Forrest’s 69th-minute tap-in.
“We showed the spirit that’s synonymous with us as a club,” Holt said.
“We talked about taking the game by the scruff, not waiting for your team-mate to do it.
“You saw them in the dressing room, they were knackered, they were bust, and that’s what we want.
“I thought we probably deserved to win, but I was delighted with their work-rate, their tenacity and self-belief to come back twice.”
Livi certainly worked hard, but there was still a hint of fortune about both of their strikes.
The spot-kick was awarded after a soft handball and Forrest pounced on a parry by Well keeper Trevor Carson.
Their next opponents are unlikely to show such generosity and 23/4 for a 2-0 away victory appeals from the Livingston vs Rangers odds.
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Rangers did us a nice favour when cruising to a 3-0 defeat of St Johnstone, as we predicted that correct score at 6/1.
Borna Barisic’s 21st-minute free-kick was followed by goals from Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo either side of half-time.
“They were three good goals – a piece of magic from Borna, a great team goal for the second and a good set-piece for the third,” said Steven Gerrard.
“But I thought we got really sloppy at 3-0. We let the game die instead of maintaining our standards.
“Over the course of the 90 minutes, we turned the ball over too much. So, there is still a lot to work on.
“You probably think I’m a moaner but even though we won the game comfortably, we can still learn a lot collectively and as individuals.”
Gerrard is clearly keen to capitalise on Celtic’s early issues and put pressure on the champions by establishing a healthy advantage at the top of the table.
The Light Blues could be 11 points clear by the time the Hoops are back in action if they can carry on their winning run against Livingston and Kilmarnock.
Let’s add 11/10 for the visitors to be ahead at half-time and full-time to our Livingston vs Rangers betting tips.
Motherwell 2-2 LIVINGSTON – Lyndon Dykes, Alan Forrest
RANGERS 3-0 St Johnstone – Borna Barisic, Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo
Head-to-head: Rangers 1-0 Livingston, Livingston 0-2 Rangers, Livingston 0-1 Rangers, Rangers 3-1 Livingston
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