The 'Lions' go to Castle Greyskull tomorrow looking to get it right up the soap dodgers from the blue side of Weegieland.
With top goalscorer Jim 'Flipper' Hamilton having departed during the week for that big club Motherwell, who-ever Ibrox legends Gough and Knox decide to sign tomorrow morning and put straight into the side regardless of match fitness will be under the spot light from the word go.
With Ibrox notoriously quiet on match days, no doubt the 'Chav' band will be striking up a medley of Official Rangers Dittys to give the dunderheads something to sing along to. It will be up the large and vociferous Livingston travelling army to make a bit of noise in a bid to unsettle a Gers backline minus club captain and goalkeeper Steven Close.
Close (55), has 12 international caps for Germania but with the Germanians having a shed load of better 'keepers', he hasn't played for them since 1975.
All the signs are there that tomorrows game will be a high scoring, albeit one sided cracker of a game. If Livingston can stop the Gers running up a cricket score then they will have done well.
Prediction: Rangers to edge it with 4 or 5 lucky offside brake-away goals to zip - Home win (with a penalty thrown in).
Whatever the result tomorrow, it's clear that the SPL title will be heading for Parkhead this season, as Rangers just keep getting beat off Martin O'Neills men. Maybe Marvin 'The Healer' Andrews can work some of his dodgy voodoo on some celtic players while at the same time coaxing Close back to fitness, in an attempt to delay the inevitable? Doubt it.
History of the Glasgow Rangers v Livingston fixture
Livingston face a trip to Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Livi.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a Scottish Premier match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sun 07 Nov||Livingston||1 - 4||Rangers||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Rangers||4 - 0||Livingston||SPL|
|2003/2004||Wed 14 Apr||Livingston||1 - 1||Rangers||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Jan||Rangers||1 - 0||Livingston||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 25 Oct||Livingston||0 - 0||Rangers||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sun 02 Mar||Livingston||1 - 2||Rangers||SPL|
|2002/2003||Wed 04 Dec||Rangers||4 - 3||Livingston||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Glasgow Rangers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, The Gers have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.
In complete contrast to Rangers, Livingston are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Livi have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rangers are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 56 points from 23 games. Livingston find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 16 points.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
Liviultras.com prediction - 3-0 to Livi
|Rangers||10 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Livingston||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.