East Fife vs Rangers Predictions

Jon Wilde 16 Aug 2019
  • East Fife vs Rangers predictions for their Scottish League Cup tie on Sunday

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James Tavernier in action for Rangers during a pre-season friendly match (PA Images)

East Fife vs Rangers preview for Sunday’s Scottish League Cup last-16 tie in Methil. This is Rangers’ first match in the competition this season. Read on for our free correct score prediction and betting tips.

East Fife vs Rangers Score Prediction

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East Fife vs Rangers Match Info

Date: Sunday August 18 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Bayview Stadium
Referee: Don Robertson

East Fife vs Rangers Head-To-Head Record

Last 5 matches

October 21 2014 (Challenge Cup): East Fife 0-2 Rangers

March 1 2014: East Fife 0-1 Rangers
January 11 2014: Rangers 2-0 East Fife
October 26 2013: East Fife 0-4 Rangers
August 31 2013: Rangers 5-0 East Fife

Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 52
East Fife wins: 6
Rangers wins: 40
Draws: 6

East Fife vs Rangers Stats

  • This is the 13th League Cup match between these clubs, Rangers having won eight and East Fife one with three draws
  • The most recent of those ties was in 2012-13 when Rangers won 4-0 at Ibrox
  • East Fife have not scored in their last 10 meetings with Rangers, their most recent goal coming in 1973-74

East Fife vs Rangers Match Preview

Rangers’ terrific start to the 2019-20 season continues apace and there should be no let-up when they visit East Fife in their opening Scottish League Cup tie of the campaign.

The Gers won five of their six warm-up friendly matches to nil and drew the other 1-1 against Blackburn and have kept up the good work in the competitive action, winning seven out of eight so far plus a 0-0 away stalemate which comfortably secured Europa League progress.

If anything, Steven Gerrard’s side appear to be getting stronger and a 6-1 Premiership thrashing of Hibernian and a 7-3 aggregate European triumph against useful Danish side Midtjylland in the past week amply illustrate their improvement.

There is no saying how far Rangers might go this term and the tide could be shifting in Scottish football with Celtic having bowed out of the Champions League this week.

East Fife, meanwhile, have done very well just to make it into the last 16 of the League Cup and the key achievement for Darren Young’s team in the group stage was an excellent 2-0 victory away to Dundee United, who are a division above them.

In fairness, East Fife’s other results this season have been pretty ordinary and they are likely to be defeated pretty decisively by a Rangers side who are scenting silverware.

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East Fife vs Rangers Betting Tips

Rangers -3 on the handicap @ 7/4 with Unibet
Rangers to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 3/4 with Coral

East Fife vs Rangers Best Bet

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Rangers -3 on the handicap 7/4

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East Fife vs Rangers Predictions

East Fife vs Rangers Match Info Date: Sunday August 18 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Bayview Stadium Referee: Don Robertson East Fife vs Rangers Head-To-Head Record Last 5 matches October 21 2014 (Challenge Cup): East Fife 0-2 Rangers March 1 2014: East Fife 0-1 Rangers January 11 2014: Rangers 2-0 East Fife October 26…