Kilmarnock and Rangers face off each other for the first time in 2019 in what could be a crucial battle in the title race. The match is at Rugby Park, where Kilmarnock have an extremely strong record in order to keep Rangers on the toes. The two teams are badly inseparably with Rangers holding a one-point advantage with both teams having played the same number of matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Kilmarnock were able to claim passage into the fifth round of the Scottish FA Cup after a 2-0 success over Forfar Athletic. Manager Steve Clarke has not made a raft of signings at Kilmarnock in the January window.
Rangers were able to claim an impressive 1-0 success over Celtic in the last match, which happened to take place towards the end of 2018. Steven Gerrard’s men are yet to step onto the field for a game in 2019.
The recent match between Rangers and Kilmarnock was a 1-1 draw at the Ibrox Stadium. Crucially, Rangers picked up a 3-1 victory when they last visited Rugby Park back in August for a Scottish League Cup match. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Rangers and Kilmarnock are in a crucial moment coming into the match. Both teams cannot afford to drop points in the race for the league title with Celtic having a slender advantage due to a game in hand. Rangers will especially be keen to avoid defeat and take something out of the game, as Steven Gerrard’s men are not best away from home. Meanwhile, Kilmarnock have an impressive record at Rugby Park and the team also picked up four consecutive wins at home coming into the game. Still, both teams are likely to cancel out each other, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Kilmarnock win odds: 4.75
Rangers win odds: 1.70
Correct Score odds
Kilmarnock and Rangers played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture a few months ago and it is a reflection of things to come in this match, as both teams are almost evenly matched. The signings of players like Jermain Defoe make Rangers potent going forward. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The two teams are likely to cancel out each other due to the high stakes. Rangers are not great when it comes to scoring goals on the road. Kilmarnock have been able to score over 1.5 goals in each of the last five matches at Rugby Park, but our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eamonn Brophy is the joint top scorer for Kilmarnock after managing eight goals in 17 matches. He has been unable to score since his goal against Hamilton just before Boxing Day, but he remains as one of the top players in the Kilmarnock team. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Eamonn Brophy.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eamonn Brophy at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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