Rangers can make short work of a Killie side low on confidence at Rugby Park on Friday night.
Kilmarnock v Rangers - Friday 19:45, BT Sport 1
Top of the table Rangers visit Rugby Park after back-to-back wins against Motherwell and Dundee. They face a Kilmarnock side who are struggling for confidence as they’ve lost two of their first three. This is after they scored the joint fewest goals last season on the way to finishing 11th, and only avoided the drop by beating Partick Thistle in the play-off.
Kilmarnock’s recent record at home in the league has been poor (W4-D4-L12) and against top-three sides last season it wasn’t much better (W0-D2-L2). To make matters worse for Killie, they face a Gers side who were dominant on the road in the Championship last season; winning nine of their opening 13, and despite taking their foot off the gas in the latter games, their tally of 31 points on the road was still more than anyone else in the division.
Killie only managed 19 goals at home last season and they haven’t helped their cause by selling their leading scorer Josh Magennis to Charlton. Rangers seem to be on a bit of a role at the moment with confidence running high and since their top scorer from last season, Martyn Waghorn, is expected to come back in, we’re expecting them to win this one comfortably, without conceding.