Kilmarnock vs Rangers prediction 18/01/2023

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

2 : 3

Rangers FC

Rangers FC

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  • Date: 18/01/2023
  • Competition: Premiership
  • KO: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: The BBSP Stadium Rugby Park (Kilmarnock)

Following a thrilling semi-final win in the Viaplay Cup on Sunday, Rangers return to Premiership duties as they take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Now nine points adrift of leaders Celtic, The Gers' slim hopes of a 56th Scottish title are again on the line, with the visitors knowing a win is a must if they are to keep up the pressure on their old firm rivals.

Kilmarnock were also involved in the Viaplay Cup semis, however, they would bow out following a hotly disputed 2:0 loss to Celtic in the first semi-final on Saturday.

Kilmarnock vs Rangers Betting Tips: Rangers to win/BTTS

While Rangers' overall performances have yet to reach anywhere near the heights of last season´s extraordinary run to the Europa League final, the Gers do seem to be building a head of steam under new boss Michael Beale. Since the Englishman´s appointment at the back end of last year, the Gers have won five and drawn one of six matches, including a 2:2 draw with Celtic at Ibrox earlier this month.

Winning five of their last six in the Premiership, Rangers scored at least two goals in all five victories. On the road, the Gers have picked up five wins from their last seven, including each of the last three.

Struggling for clean sheets before Beale´s arrival, the returns to fitness of centre-back pair Goldson and Davies has proved vital for the Teddy Bears, who have since kept the opposition out in three of their last four league matches.

Still, Rangers will expect a tough match here, with Killie losing just one of their last eight at Rugby Park since a 5:0 battering from Celtic back in August. Since then, Derek McInnes's side have won five and drawn twice, with only Livingston leaving Ayrshire with all three points.

A usually tight affair, just one of the last 13 meetings between these sides has seen more than three goals scored. Indeed, each of the last four have finished with under 2.5 goals scored, including Rangers' narrow 1:0 win on their last visit to this venue at the end of 2020. However, BTTS has occurred in six of the last eight meetings between these sides at this venue.

Considering both sides' recent form, another tight contest has to be anticipated, with Killie very much a tough nut to crack on their own patch and Rangers potentially fatigued from their exploits on Sunday. However, given their weekend victory, we expect Rangers higher morale and greater squad quality to see them edge over the line with a 2:1 scoreline, our expected outcome.

Kilmarnock vs Rangers FC Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Kilmarnock

    2 : 3

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  2. Rangers FC

    2 : 0

    Kilmarnock

    Premiership

  3. Rangers FC

    1 : 0

    Kilmarnock

    Premiership

  4. Kilmarnock

    0 : 1

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  5. Rangers FC

    2 : 0

    Kilmarnock

    Premiership

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock Team News

Derek McInnes can again call on the services of former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty who has finally completed his lengthy suspension. However, Jeriel Dorsett and Innes Cameron remain unavailable for the home side.

Last matches of Kilmarnock

  1. Kilmarnock

    1 : 0

    Dundee United

    Premiership

  2. Ross County

    3 : 0

    Kilmarnock

    Premiership

  3. Kilmarnock

    1 : 0

    Dumbarton

    Scottish Cup

  4. Kilmarnock

    2 : 3

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  5. Celtic

    2 : 0

    Kilmarnock

    League Cup

Kilmarnock lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 20

    Sam Walker

Defenders

  • 25

    Ryan Alebiosu

  • 5

    Ash Taylor

  • 19

    Joe Wright

  • 6

    Christopher Stokes

Midfielders

  • 11

    Danny Armstrong

  • 31

    Liam Polworth

  • 4

    Alan Power

  • 7

    Rory McKenzie

Forwards

  • 23

    Kyle Vassell

  • 26

    Christian Doidge

Rangers FC

Rangers Team News

Rangers still have several first-team players unavailable, with Ianis Hagi, Filip Helander, John Souttar, Ridvan Yilmaz, and Tom Lawrence remaining on the sidelines. Injury-prone Kemar Roofe scored the winners against Aberdeen before sustaining a blow to his left shoulder that saw him withdrawn in extra time. The Englishman is again expected to face a period out of the squad.

Last matches of Rangers FC

  1. Hearts

    0 : 3

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  2. Rangers FC

    2 : 0

    St. Johnstone

    Premiership

  3. St. Johnstone

    0 : 1

    Rangers FC

    Scottish Cup

  4. Kilmarnock

    2 : 3

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  5. Rangers FC

    2 : 1

    Aberdeen

    League Cup

Rangers FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 33

    Jon McLaughlin

Defenders

  • 2

    James Tavernier

  • 6

    Connor Goldson

  • 26

    Ben Davies

  • 31

    Borna Barišić

Midfielders

  • 18

    Glen Kamara

  • 4

    John Lundstram

  • 30

    Fashion Sakala

  • 37

    Scott Arfield

  • 14

    Ryan Kent

Forwards

  • 20

    Alfredo Morelos

Key Facts Kilmarnock vs Rangers

  1. Rangers have won each of their last three away league matches
  2. Rangers have won only 2 of their last 6 away matches against Kilmarnock
  3. Kilmarnock have lost just 1 of their last 8 home league matches
  4. Six of the last eight meetings between these sides at Rugby Park saw BTTS
  5. Kilmarnock have only failed to score in two of their last 15 home league matches since 2021
  6. Rangers were forced into extra time in their semi-final cup win against Aberdeen on Sunday

Main prediction Kilmarnock - Rangers FC

Rangers FC to win

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1 wins in a row

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Kilmarnock & Rangers FC current standing in Premiership

1st Phase P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Celtic 24 22 1 1 74 - 17 +57 67
2 Rangers 24 18 4 2 56 - 22 +34 58
3 Hearts 24 11 6 7 42 - 34 +8 39
4 St. Mirren 23 9 6 8 26 - 32 -6 33
5 Livingston 23 9 5 9 24 - 33 -9 32
6 Hibernian 24 9 4 11 36 - 38 -2 31
7 Aberdeen 24 9 2 13 36 - 46 -10 29
8 St. Johnstone 24 8 3 13 28 - 38 -10 27
9 Kilmarnock 24 6 5 13 20 - 41 -21 23
10 Ross County 24 5 6 13 19 - 36 -17 21
11 Motherwell 23 5 5 13 26 - 35 -9 20
12 Dundee United 23 5 5 13 25 - 40 -15 20

Kilmarnock vs Rangers - FAQ

? Kilmarnock Player to Watch
Daniel Armstong - The 24-year-old midfielder continues to lead the Killie scoring charts with five goals in 21 appearances
? Rangers Player to Watch
Fashion Sakala - The Zambian has scored three goals in his last six Premiership appearances
? Where to watch?
This Premiership match can be viewed live on Kilmarnock TV and various betting platforms.