Rangers V Livi - Sat 3pm kick off

Last updated : 28 January 2005 By www.liviultras.com

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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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 07 NovLivingston1 - 4RangersSPL
2004/2005Sat 14 AugRangers4 - 0LivingstonSPL
2003/2004Wed 14 AprLivingston1 - 1RangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 24 JanRangers1 - 0LivingstonSPL
2003/2004Sat 25 OctLivingston0 - 0RangersSPL
2002/2003Sun 02 MarLivingston1 - 2RangersSPL
2002/2003Wed 04 DecRangers4 - 3LivingstonSPL

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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

Liviultras.com prediction - 3-0 to Livi

Sequence statistics:
Rangers10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
LivingstonNot won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.