Competition: Scottish Premiership
Market: Ryan Kent to score anytime
Odds: 13/8 @ 888sport
Within touching distance of lifting the Premiership title, a high-flying Rangers will make the trip to the Tony Macaroni Arena on Wednesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, while Livingston might have found themselves enjoying a remarkable purple patch when opening the New Year, the Yellows are now enduring an extended blip. Putting in another sluggish display on home soil over the weekend, David Martindale’s side suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home against St. Johnstone in the League Cup. Facing a stern test in midweek, they have only continued slipping away from the European positions. In the midst of their worst run of the season so far, the Lions have managed to pick up just a single point from their last four straight Premiership outings. With their recent issues highlighted by that dreadful 3-0 drumming at the hands of Dundee United last month, it should also be noted that Livingston have suffered back-to-back defeats at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
As for the visitors, eventually putting on another free-scoring display while on European duties last week, Steven Gerrard’s side find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Extending on their Europa League adventure thanks to a stunning 9-5 aggregate win against Antwerp, the Blues are within striking distance of lifting their first Premiership crown since 2011. With a growing reputation for their clinical performances in the final third, it could be worth keeping an eye out for former Liverpool starlet, Ryan Kent. Gaining a string of plaudits in a Rangers side that have bagged 13 strikes in just their last four appearances, the Scotland international once again got himself on the scoresheet against Antwerp last week. In fact, finding the net in his last three straight contests across all formats, Kent should be looking to extend on that record in midweek.
Bet: Ryan Kent 13/8 to score anytime against Livingston in Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership contest @ 888sport