Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Rangers will be aiming to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena. The Gers are eight points behind league leaders Celtic in the Premiership standings, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the away team. Barring any fresh injury worries, Philippe Clement is unlikely to make changes to the team that rolled over Dundee 5-0 at the weekend. All Kemar Roofe, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo, and Steven Davis are out of contention with injuries.
The Lions, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the national championship and given their difficulties at the back, anything but a routine away win would be big sensation. Even though David Martindale has a luxury to field the best possible side against Rangers, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of claiming a major scalp in round 13.
Highlighted Player (Jon McLaughlin):
Jon McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Sunderland. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since.
Jon McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.
Jon McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Livingston):
Nicknamed the Lions, Livingstone are the Scottish Premier League club founded during the Second World War (1943) under the name of Ferranti Amateurs. Livingston welcome their opponents at Almondvale Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 9,512.
The Lions are known for their amber home kit, with the team wearing white when playing on the travels. Livingston have yet to win the Scottish Premier League title, but they did remarkably well to go all the way in the Scottish League Cup in the 2003/2004 season. The Lions recorded a 2-0 win over Hibernian in the title game played at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Livingston registered their biggest win against Stranraer (8-0) in August 2012 in the first round of the Scottish League Cup, while their most massive defeat came on December 14, 1974, as they were beaten 8-0 by Hamilton. Legendary Premier League coach Paul Lambert is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.