Rangers vs Kilmarnock – Betting Preview
This upcoming Saturday at Ibrox Stadium, Rangers will play host to a visiting team in the Premiership, Kilmarnock.
Rangers are ranked second in the table with 64 points earned from 26 games, while guests Kilmarnock are ranked eleventh with 24 points.
After suffering a 1-2 League Cup defeat to Celtic in their previous match, Rangers won’t want a recurrence of that performance tonight.
Alfredo Morelos (64′) was the only player for Rangers to score. Celtic scored two goals through Kyogo Furuhashi (44 and 56).
Five of the last six games involving Rangers saw at least three goals per game. In contrast to Rangers’ 14 goals, their opponents only managed 5 in these contests.
Rangers have not lost to Kilmarnock in the league in their previous 5 games, according to their past performances. Moreover, they have a perfect 15-match home league record. I find that to be impressive!
Kilmarnock and Motherwell tied 1-1 in the previous match in the Premiership.
Kilmarnock enjoyed 49% of the possession in that game and 3 of their 8 shots on goal were successful. Scott Robinson (17′) was the lone player for Kilmarnock to register a goal. Motherwell, on the other hand, made 13 attempts at goal, of which 7 were successful. Callum Slattery (90′) scored for Motherwell.
It has become clear that Kilmarnock has struggled to score, scoring just four goals in their last six matches. Moreover, Killie’s opponents in those games scored a total of nine goals against them. Yet this pattern won’t necessarily continue into the following game.
Coming into this one, Kilmarnock haven’t beaten Rangers when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. They’ll be keen to stop this run. Also, they have not won away from home in their last 17 league games. They must be getting so desperate!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
Ibrox Stadium witnessed Rangers winning eight times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing one and losing one as well. Kilmarnock claimed one wins, one draw and eight defeats in their last 10 games away.
So, It appears that Kilmarnock will have a difficult time dismantling a Rangers team that is poised to win this game!
Thus, we anticipate that Rangers will ultimately prevail by a comfortable scoreline!
A look at the betting market will also paint a similar picture.
Rangers are the firm favourites to win this @ 1.18.
The away side aren’t given much of a chance with long odds of 17.82!
The market odds of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 8.00.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.52.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.65.
Rangers scored an average of 2.2 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for Kilmarnock.
Plus, given the gap in quality between the two sides, expect Rangers to win comfortably here!