Rangers vs LivingstonScottish League Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 22, 2021, Ibrox
IBROX plays host to one of four Scottish League Cup quarter-final ties this midweek, as Rangers lock horns with Livingston.
Steve Gerrard's side will look to bounce back after Motherwell spoiled the Light Blues flag day party with a well-deserved 1-1- draw in Glasgow on Sunday.
The Scottish champions appeared to have brushed off their shaky start to the campaign but Sunday's stalemate with the Steelmen was the latest instalment of what has been a stop-start beginning to the season.
Gers boss Gerrard has admitted his domestic trophy record is inadequate so he will be hoping the Premier Sports Cup will act as a springboard to reignite his side's season.
However, last year's League Cup runners-up Livingston will arrive in Govan riding the crest of wave following a 1-0 win over Celtic on Sunday.
David Martindale's men were without a win in five league games before Sunday's triumph lifted the Lions off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table.
Rangers opened the season with a 3-0 win over Livingston and the hosts are heavily fancied here at 2/11 with SBK.
Livingston are winless in their last 11 meetings with Rangers and the bookies odds suggest that sequence will be extended, with an away win trading at 14/1 (SBK) while the draw inside 90 minutes pays 28/5 (SBK) with the same firm.
There is next to no value in siding with Rangers at the aforementioned odds so I'll head to William Hill's Build Your Odds Feature and combine Rangers to win and over 1.5 Livingston cards, a nice looking 19/20 (William Hill) shot.
Indeed, Rangers have blown hot and cold this season but they will be coming up against a Livingston side that have posted a paltry two wins across their last 18 Scottish Premiership fixtures.
Sure, the West Lothian visitors will be buoyed by their weekend win over the Bhoys, but Lions boss Martindale has hinted that he may freshen it up following Sunday's exertions.
Rangers, on the other hand, are expected to field a strong side at Ibrox on Wednesday night as they look to arrest their slide and restore some confidence.
As such, I'm more than happy to back the Light Blues to book a semi-final berth in normal time, but in order to boost up the price, I'll throw over one Livingston card into the equation.
Livi sit top of the early-season disciplinary standings, with a whopping 3.17 yellow card per-game average, not to mention they collected no fewer than five cards during their recent visit to Ibrox just over six weeks ago.
I successfully backed Rangers to win, Rangers to take the most corners and Livingston to receive the most cards during this season's Scottish Premiership curtain-raiser and the same combination makes plenty of appeal here at 23/20 with William Hill.
Gerrard and Co will be desperate to take a major step towards clinching the first trophy of the campaign and the above-mentioned formula looks like an appetising way of trying to squeeze some juice out of a Gers success.
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