Game to be played on Wednesday 15th April at 19:45. Venue: Energy Assets Arena.
Odds: Livingston 6/1, draw 7/2, Rangers 4/9
Rangers visit Livingston with both sides desperate for three points at opposite ends of the table, with one looking for promotion and the other to avoid relegation.
A draw would be enough to take the Gers into second, but a win would take them three points clear of Alan Stubbs’ side with the opportunity of going six points clear at the weekend whilst Hibernian play in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
This game is as important for Livingston as it is for the away side since they are looking to avoid relegation from the Scottish Championship. The Lions have won their last three in all competitions – including an important win against Cowdenbeath last time out – after enduring a run that saw them winless in nine games from the start of February to the end of March.
A win for Mark Burchill’s side would take them level on points with Alloa and only two points away from safety. Livingston have two games in hand on Cowdenbeath with victory against Rangers an important part of closing the gap.
Rangers have beaten Livingston twice this season with the latest meeting finishing as a draw. However, victory isn’t assured with it becoming increasingly difficult to tell which Rangers side will turn up, the one that beat Raith Rovers or the one that lost to Queen of the South.
Lee McCulloch returns for Rangers after serving his ban for the sending off against Hearts, but the captain isn’t guaranteed to go straight back into the side.
Stuart McCall will be without Seb Faure, Stevie Smith and Richard Foster as they continue their return from injury but Tom Walsh and Cammy Bell will be available after playing against Raith.
The Rangers manager is likely to make some changes due to Wednesday night’s game being Rangers’ fourth in 14 days with another to come at the weekend.
Livingston have no fresh injury concerns and Burchill is likely to name an unchanged side given the run his side are currently enjoying.
Livingston predicted line-up:
Jamieson, Talbot, Cole, Fordyce, Gallagher, K Jacobs, K Jacobs, Pittman, Hippolyte, White, Mullen
Rangers predicted line-up:
Bell, Wallace, McGregor, Zaliukas, Law, Vuckic, Black, Murdoch, Walsh, Clark, Miller