Kilmarnock vs Rangers Match Info
Date: Saturday February 9 2019
Kick-off time: 5.15pm GMT
Venue: Rugby Park
Referee: Alan Muir
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
January 23 2019: Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers
October 31 2018: Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock
August 19 2018 (League Cup): Kilmarnock 1-3 Rangers
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 258
Kilmarnock wins: 37
Rangers wins: 174
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Stats
- This is the 28th Scottish Cup match between these clubs, Rangers having won 17 and Kilmarnock three with seven draws
- The most recent of those were in the 2015-16 fifth round when Rangers won a replay 2-1 away after a 0-0 draw at home
- Rangers have won their last five Scottish Cup matches away to Kilmarnock, their latest defeat being in 1933
Kilmarnock vs Rangers Match Preview
Rangers have moved into a clear second position in the Premiership table and are expected to continue their strong current form in this Scottish Cup round-of-16 tie.
Steven Gerrard’s side are now the only realistic challengers to Celtic in the league title race after the first two-thirds of the season were surprisingly open.
Kilmarnock were keeping pace with the Old Firm duo but three games without a win have seen them slip back into a battle for third place with Aberdeen and Hearts.
Going into this tie, the momentum is clearly with Rangers despite honours being even between them and Kilmarnock over their three previous meetings this term (see above).
The Glasgow giants have also won their last four matches, scoring either three or four times in each, although they will be without 23-goal striker Alfredo Morelos here following his fourth red card of the season – one was overturned on appeal – against Aberdeen in midweek.
But Gerrard is not short of options in attack with Jermain Defoe and Kyle Lafferty sure to be eager for a start at Rugby Park and so Rangers are fancied to extend their winning run and repeat their League Cup success over Kilmarnock of earlier in the campaign.
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