Gio van Bronckhorst’s reign as Rangers manager started on a high, with a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League. Next up for the Scottish giants is an away game at Livingston. Rangers top the league standings with 30 points while Livingston are 10th on 13 points. Livingstone are obviously the underdogs here, but head into this game unbeaten in their last five matches. The last three have however been draws, and they have two clean sheets in the last five. In the last 10 matches, Livingston have managed just three wins and they are just starting to get to their best after a tough start to the campaign. It has been even tougher for them at home in the league; they have five losses in the last eight there and won just once.
Rangers are adapting to life after Steven Gerrard and after their win in Europa League, they will be fired up for this away game. They have five straight wins over Livingston, and are unbeaten in 12 meetings. They last lost in this fixture in 2018. Recently, they had a small hitch to their season with a 3-1 loss to Hibernian in the League Cup but in the league, they have a good run, going to this game. This season they have one loss only in the 13 league matches played. In Gio van Bronckhorst’s first game in charge, Alfredo Morelos scored in both halves to give them a 2-0 win. They have scored in both halves in each of their last three matches and in the last two they’ve led in both halves.
Rangers have moved on from Steven Gerrard’s abrupt departure and after their midweek win, this seems like an easier game. They have dominated Livingston in most of their recent matches and this shouldn’t be an exception, given their run of form. Go for Rangers to lead in both halves.