By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 30th October 2018
Kilmarnock will face Rangers at the Ibrox Stadium this Wednesday evening, which looks to be an enticing match-up between in-form sides. Steven Gerrard’s side are on the back of their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen and will want to bounce back with a victory against Steve Clarke’s men.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock: odds and predictions
Gerrard’s men are trading at intrepid odds of 47/100 in light of Sunday’s loss to Aberdeen, while the visitors are 5/1 favourites in our betting tips, with a share of the spoils of war tipped at 18/5.
The Bluenoses have everything to prove after their disappointing exit in the Scottish Cup and will need to be firing on all cylinders if they are to emerge as victors on home turf.
Key to a potential win over the Kilie’s will be Alfredo Morelos, the 22-year-old sensation.
Morelos has been a prominent feature of the Teddybears attacking moves, with four goals in his opening nine Premiership starts that have helped Rangers onto winning ways.
The first of our Rangers vs Kilmarnock predictions see the youngster making it onto the score-sheet, to send the Ibrox faithful into a frenzy. with the odds trading at X.
If Gerrard’s former coach Steve Clarke is to sink his opposition into deep disarray then he will have to keep the likes of Morelos quiet, while instigating attacking moves of his own.
leading the battle cry is Eamonn Brophy, the 22-year-old who is in hot form coming into this Wednesday’s tie, netting four goals in 10 Premiership games.
Brophy has been in the thick of the action consistently in the games he has played, and will look to find the back of the net again, with the odds priced at X.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock head-to-head: (most recent first) Rangers 3-1 Kilmarnock, Rangers 1-0 Kilmarnock, Rangers 0-1 Kilmarnock.
Rangers vs Kilmarnock predictions: Score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Rangers to win 1-0, trading @ 7/1
Make no mistake, prior to Ranger’s defeat to Aberdeen on Sunday, Gerrard’s side were impressing on the field, with three consecutive league wins to their name.
In the space of those three games, they conceded three goals and scored 10, persuading our betting tipsters to sway in their favour as the first match bet of our Rangers vs Kilmarnock predictions.
A 1-0 victory on home turf seems a fitting way for the Bluenoses to get back to winning ways, and with players like Morelos and Kyle Lafferty on hand, Kilmarnock could be in for a rude awakening.
Best bet: Both teams to score, odds @ 4/5
While this bet may contradict the first, our traders want to cover all bases, should Gerrard’s side meet a stubborn Kilmarnock and have to graft for a 2-1 win.
Steve Clarke’s side are currently on a winning high of four consecutive league wins under their belt, and if Ranger’s aren’t careful they could become the fifth.
Kilmarnock have been disciplined and conservative in their attack, in contrast to the pacey counterattacking style of their opponents.
Yet while the away side has impressed in domestic colours, playing on home soil, combined with the fact that their strikers are in hot form means that while we’re forecasting the Kilie’s to challenge Rangers with a goal, the Teddybears will emerge as the eventual winners in our Rangers vs Kilmarnock predictions.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.