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Rangers arrive at Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday for the Premiership fixture with hosts Livingston.
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Livingston will play in this game after a 2-2 Premiership drawn match against Motherwell.
In that match, Livingston had 55% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Livingston, the goalscorers were Lyndon Dykes (10') and Alan Forrest (69'). Motherwell got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. David Turnbull (8') and Allan Campbell (35') scored for Motherwell.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Livingston have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Livi Lions have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals during that time. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be maintained here in this game or not.
Pre-game facts show that Livingston:
- are winless against Rangers in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Rangers will go into the game following on from a 3-0 Premiership win with the eclipse of St Johnstone in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Rangers had 74% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Rangers, the scorers were Borna Barišić (21'), Ryan Kent (45') and Joe Aribo (49'). St Johnstone had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Rangers has become evident of late. A glance at their last six games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 4 while The Gers have scored 9.
Their previous form shows that Rangers:
- have not been beaten by Livingston in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs stretching back to 24/11/2018 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Livingston. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Rangers have been superior, getting wins in 100% of those ties.
A combined total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 1 for Livi Lions and 13 coming from The Gers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league match between these sides was Premiership match day 27 on 16/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Rangers 1-0 Livingston.
The match was refereed by Euan Anderson.
Team News: Livingston
Steve Lawson (Fractured Foot) and Alan Lithgow (Hip Injury) aren’t available for Livingston boss Gary Holt.
It looks as if Livi Lions look set to kick off with a 3-4-2-1 formation for this game featuring Robby McCrorie, Jack Fitzwater, Jon Guthrie, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Ciaron Brown, Craig Sibbald, Marvin Bartley, Scott Robinson, Scott Pittman, Alan Forrest and Lyndon Dykes.
Team News: Rangers
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jermain Defoe (Hamstring Injury) and Nikola Katic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We believe The Gers appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Jon McLaughlin, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun, Borna Barisic, Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi.
We’re of the view that Livingston would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this Rangers team, although just one goal may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Rangers by the conclusion of the game. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tony Macaroni Arena (9,512)
Captain: Marvin Bartley
Chairman: Robert Wilson
Manager: Gary Holt
Competitions: Premiership position 11
⭐ Star Man: Lyndon Dykes
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Lyndon Dykes was born in Australia. Having made a first senior appearance for Queen Of The South in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 3 appearances.