Livingston vs Rangers: Scottish Premiership Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Rangers conceded the league title to Celtic last term, finishing four points behind the winners, at the end of the second phase of the season.

Rangers FC in action against Tottenham Hotspur during a pre-season friendly; Credit: Twitter/@RangersFC

Rangers will begin their 2022-23 Scottish Premiership campaign with a trip to Almondvale Stadium to take on Livingston on Saturday afternoon. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-0 win over Kelty Hearts in a group stage encounter of the Scottish League Cup last weekend, while  Rangers suffered a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in their final pre-season friendly of the summer, on the same day. Livingston finished eighth in the first phase of the Scottish Premiership last term with 38 points from 33 games, while the visitors conceded the league title to Celtic last term, finishing four points behind the winners, at the end of the second phase. 

Livingston have been impressive this summer, starting with two successive wins in the friendly games against Greenock Morton (3-0) and Linlithgow Rose (6-0) before recording three victories from their four group games of  Scottish League Cup. In their recent outing against Kelly Hearts, Sean Kelly scored from the penalty spot to take the lead inside the opening 11 minutes before Phillip Cancar doubled the lead in the 77th minute and sealed the win for Livingston. David Martindale’s men would be aiming to secure a top-half finish this term.

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Rangers, on the other hand, won two of their three friendlies this summer. The Light Blues began with a 2-1 win at Blackpool, before getting the better of West Ham 3-1, and then suffered their first defeat against Spurs. Giovanni van Bronckhorst ‘men ended up falling short against the Premier League outfit following Harry Kane’s brace, despite the fact Antonio Colak gave them the lead in the first half.  

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Probable Lineups

Livingston forward Esmael Goncalves will be unavailable for Saturday’s game because of suspension. Bahamboula is expected to lead the attack with Nouble and Anderson in support. Max Stryjek could occupy the goal. As for Rangers, summer signings Colak, who netted in the previous outing, is likely to lead the line. Meanwhile another new signing John Acouttar could join Goldson at the heart of the defence. 

Livingston probable starting lineup: Stryjek; Devlin, fitzwater, Obileye, Montano; Shinnie, Kelly, Pittman; Nouble, Bahamboula, Anderson

Rangers probable starting lineup: McGregor; Tavernier, Souttar, Goldson, Barisic; Lundstram, Kamara; Matondo, Lawrence, Kent; Colak

Livingston vs Rangers Live Schedule and Fixture

TheScottish Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers will take place at the Almondvale stadium on Saturday at 4:30 pm IST.

Livingston vs RangersKey details
DateJuly 30
VenueAlmondvale stadium
Kickoff time in India4:30 pm
Kickoff time in Scotland12:00 pm

Where to watch Livingston vs Rangers ?

For the football fans in India, live coverage of the 2022-23 Scottish Premiership is available on Sports18 network. Meanwhile, for those in the UK and USA, live telecast is provided by Sky Sports network and CBS Sports network respectively.

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