Rangers vs Livingston lineups – Cyriel Dessers must start for the Teddy Bears

Rangers vs Livingston lineups - Cyriel Dessers to start
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The Ibrox Stadium will host Rangers vs Livingston on Saturday afternoon. With both teams still hunting for their first win of the season, it'll be interesting to see who will come out on top at the end of this match.

Rangers vs Livingston probable lineups

Rangers

Goalkeeper: Jack Butland.
Defenders: James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, John Souttar, Borna Barisic.
Midfielders: Nicolas Raskin, Ryan Jack, Todd Cantwell.
Strikers: Sam Lammers, Cyriel Dessers, Danilo.

It's important to point out that Michael Beale's side have played two competitive matches this season, and they lined up in a 4-3-3 formation in both games. The British manager is expected to adopt the same formation for today's match. Given that this will be Rangers' third match in eight days, Beale will likely make some changes to his starting 11 vs Servette a few days ago.

We would also like to point out that the Gers have a tricky trip to Switzerland ahead of them, as they set their sights on a place in the UEFA Champions League. That said, Michael Beale may rest some key players ahead of that match. In spite of this, we expect Cyriel Dessers to get some playing time today.

Livingston

Goalkeeper: Shamal George.
Defenders: Luiyi de Lucas, Ayo Obileye, Michael Devlin.
Midfielders: Jamie Brandon, Jason Holt, Scott Pitman, Andrew Shinnie, Cristian Montana.
Strikers: Daniel MacKay, Joel Nouble.

On the other hand, Livingston will likely line up in a 3-5-2 formation, like they did against Aberdeen last weekend. However, David Martindale has a few injury concerns ahead of this match. It may interest you to know that three of Livingston's players were injured in their goalless draw with Aberdeen last weekend.

Mohamed Sangaré had to be taken off at the start of the second half. Less than 20 minutes later, Bruce Anderson came in for an injured Kurtis Guthrie. Anderson himself picked up an injury, and was replaced by Daniel MacKay at stoppage time.

Rangers vs Livingston confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Rangers vs Livingston prediction: Dessers to score

Although Cyriel Dessers struggled to find his stride since he joined Rangers this summer, he finally found the back of the net in their 2-1 win over Servette a few days ago. The 28 year old should be brimming with confidence ahead of this clash, and we fancy our chances with this pick.

Rangers vs Livingston head to head

It's safe to say that Livingston don't particularly look forward to meeting Rangers on the field; as they've struggled against the Gers in the past. As a matter of fact, Livingston have no wins in their last 17 skirmishes with Rangers; they suffered 15 losses in that stretch, with two draws. The last time Livingston defeated Rangers was in September 2019, which is even more alarming considering these teams meet three or four times every season.

Where to watch Rangers vs Livingston live on TV

Unfortunately, there are no TV options available in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana at the time of writing. However, you can catch all the action live if you have the Rangers TV app. Fans can also watch the highlights of this match on both teams' official YouTube channels.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago

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