Both Rangers and Livingston will be looking for a place in the last four of the Scottish League Cup when the lock horns at the Ibrox on Wednesday with kickoff at 21:45.
Rangers head into the match off the back of a frustrating 1-1 home draw against Motherwell last weekend which means they have now gone two games in a row without a win. However, despite the result the Gers still remain at the top of the league standings with 13 points from their opening six matches.
Steven Gerrard’s side qualified for the quarter-final of this year’s League Cup after cruising to a 5-0 victory against Dunfermline Athletic and it is at this stage that they crashed out last season courtesy of St Mirren but Gerrard and his side will be looking to push further up the competition as they play Livingston a side they have already faced this season, winning 3-0 on the occasion through Ianis Hagi, Scott Wright and Kemar Roofe.
Rangers will fancy their chances here having not lost to Livingston in any of their last four meetings and during the last 18 meeting with Rangers playing at home, Rangers have won 16 times, there have been two draws while Livingston are yet to register a win with the goal difference being 45-7 in favor of the hosts.
Meanwhile Livingston head into the match of the back of a confidence boasting 1-0 win over Celtic last weekend. The result marked Livingston’s first win of the season after losing out in four and drawing one of their opening five matches. The win also lifted them off the bottom spot to the ninth spot with now four points and -1-goal difference.
However, Livingston were dominant in last year’s League Cup campaign finishing as runners up after being beaten by St Johnstone in the final and David Martindale’s side appear to be aiming to go one step further than they did last year.
Livingston started the League Cup campaign from the group stage where they came out second in their group with only one point behind the toppers Raith Rovers. Then the Lions managed to salvage their way through the second round by overcoming St Mirren in a penalty shootout that was needed to settle the 1-1 draw.
The Lions head into the clash in a slightly below average form but David Martindale’s side won their last match against Celtic, with the win providing this side the perfect momentum and the much-needed confidence for the Wednesday’s clash.
Rangers vs Livingstone head to head
Both sides have met in 37 occasions since 2001 with Rangers claiming 26 victories whereas Livingston have only claimed three victories and there have been eight draws.
- Rangers 3-0 Livingston 31/07/21
- Livingston 0-3 Rangers 12/05/21
- Livingston 0-1 Rangers 03/03/21
- Rangers 2-0 Livingston25/10/20
- Livingston 0-0 Rangers 16/08/20
- Rangers 1-1 Motherwell
- Rangers 0-2 Lyon
- St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers
- Rangers 1-0 Celtic
- Alashkert 0-0 Rangers
- Livingston 1-0 Celtic
- Dundee 0-0 Livingston
- Hibernian 2-0 Livingston
- Livingston 1-2 Motherwell
- Livingston 4-3 St Mirren
Rangers team news
Rangers will be without Alfredo Morelos who suffered a hamstring injury last weekend and Ryan Kent who is awaiting the results of a scan while Ianis Hagi will also miss out after testing positive for Covid-19.
Livingstone team news
Livingstone have everyone available for the clash with Martindale expected to make minimal changes to his squad that beat Celtic on the weekend.
Prediction and odds
- Rangers win
- Goals under over 2.5
- Both sides to score