After a flawless start to the Scottish Premiership will be looking to extend their lead as they travel to side Livingston. The match schedules at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday with kickoff at 6:30 pm.
Most people shrug off the thought of a good start in any campaign. However, Steve Gerrard is not one of these people. The former Reds man turned managed is keen on pushing for his side to dethrone title defenders Celtic from their eight consecutive title win.
Celtic suffered a 1-1 draw to side Kilmarnock giving Rangers a two-point lead in the Scottish League race. Recently, the side’s encounter against Aberdeen was postponed over positive tests for coronavirus among the players.
This gives the Glasgow giants a two-game lead to extend their lead over the previous champions. This forces Gerrard to put his best foot forward and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. Recovery from the Europa League exit could bolster his stance as the Rangers manager.
On the flip side, things are not looking up for Neil Lenno who is yet to register a win in the league. The side started off with two defeats to side Hibernian and St. Mirren on the opening day of the season. The side went on to share spoils with Motherwell on their last outing.
Livingston vs Rangers Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games against each other with Rangers taking home 12 wins while Livingston with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Motherwell 2-2 Livingston
Livingston 1-4 Hibernian
St. Mirren 1-0 Livingston
Ross County 2-2 Livingston
St. Johnstone 1-0 Livingston
Rangers 3-0 St. Johnstone
Rangers 3-0 St. Mirren
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Rangers
Rangers 2-0 Coventry
OGC Nice 0-2 Rangers
A possible missing figure ahead of the clash this Sunday is Brown thus pushing for Efe to find his start of the season. There is a possible rotation of the squad to find a solid starting XI for the match.
Rangers Team News
It remains a doubt whether Gerrard might feel incentivized to go for Allan McGregor or opt to deputize Jon McLaughlin. Leon Balogun continues nursing minor injury issues that leave the recall of Filip Hollander. Kemar Roofe sets to continue to warm the bench with Morelos finding favour.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Rangers to come out guns blazing with hopes of extending their league over rivals against a weaker side.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: First Half