Kilmarnock vs Rangers Match Info
Date: Sunday August 4 2019
Kick-off time: 1.30pm BST
Venue: Rugby Park
Referee: William Collum
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Head-To-Head Record
Last season’s Premiership matches
May 19 2019: Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers
March 16 2019: Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock
January 23 2019: Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers
October 31 2018: Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock
Total head-to-head league matches played: 218
Kilmarnock wins: 32
Rangers wins: 147
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Stats
- These clubs also met in three cup matches across two different competitions last season, Rangers progressing from both ties
- Rangers have not won any of their last six away league games against Kilmarnock
- In their first nine pre-season and competitive matches of 2019-20, Rangers conceded only one goal
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Match Preview
These clubs begin the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season exactly the same way they finished the last one – but Kilmarnock have undergone a significant change since then.
It’s only 11 weeks since Killie won 2-1 at home to Rangers to secure an excellent third position in the table and give manager Steve Clarke the ideal send-off before taking the Scotland job, which was reward for his excellent 19-month spell at the club.
Kilmarnock have appointed Angelo Alessio as Clarke’s successor, the 54-year-old Italian taking his first managerial role since 2008 having been assistant to Antonio Conte with Juventus, Italy and Chelsea since then.
But a decision by Killie that appeared to carry a certain amount of risk has already been called into question because Alessio’s first test, a Europa League qualifying tie against Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads, ended in an embarrassing exit after a 2-0 home defeat.
Rangers, in contrast, continue to go from strength to strength and could really challenge their arch-rivals Celtic this term. They are showing ambition in the transfer market and their pre-season results, as well as in the Europa League qualifiers, have been excellent.
A couple of factors are against the Glasgow giants here, however – they have a poor recent record at Rugby Park (see stats above) and were in Luxembourg for a Europa League game on Thursday. Alessio has had two-and-a-half weeks to get things right at Killie since the Connah’s Quay debacle and is given this chance to show he is a worthy successor to Clarke.
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Kilmarnock vs Rangers Betting Tips
Kilmarnock/Draw double chance @ 6/5 with Paddy Power
Alfredo Morelos first goalscorer @ 15/4 with bet365