Livingston’s form has picked up with just the single defeat across their past six games in all competitions (W4-D1-L1), with clean sheets in each of the four victories a welcome sight.
However, although they’ve pulled away from danger, they remain rooted firmly in the bottom half of the table and should expect to struggle on the road when facing the league leaders.
Livingston have lost nine of 12 clashes with the top-half in the league, including five defeats from six winless road trips.
In addition, they were soundly beaten 2-0 when visiting Ibrox in the League Cup back in September and their recent record against the Gers offers little in the way of encouragement.
Rangers have won 12 of the last 13 unbeaten meetings with Livingston and managed to keep 11 clean sheets, and in fact Livingston have scored just the single goal across the past 10 clashes.
They’ve certainly struggled for output this season, with only St. Johnstone and Dundee Utd scoring fewer to date, so a watertight Rangers defence should repel anything their visitor’s can throw at them.
Rangers To Win To Nil
The Gers have now won nine of 11 unbeaten matches under Giovanni van Bronckhorst in all competitions.
One of whose was a draw away to Lyon in Europe and although they were disappointing in their 1-1 draw at Aberdeen following the winter break, they recovered to batter Stirling Albion 4-0 in the Scottish Cup with a much-changed side.
That goal they conceded to the Dons was the first concession made in seven league games, five of which they won by either 1-0 or 2-0 scorelines.
Rangers will have their forward line slightly depleted with Ryan Kent suspended following his red card against Aberdeen, while Ianis Hagi is a doubt after picking up a knee injury against Stirling Albion.
Joe Aribo may have seen his Nigeria side knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations but this game will be too soon for the midfielder, though Scott Arfield could return to the midfield here and van Bronckhorst shouldn’t be without options.
RANGERS TO WIN TO NIL