Last Updated: 20/09/09 8:05pm
Just a few minutes to go, will there be a winner here? If there is it looks like it will be for Killie. But Rangers won at Hearts a few weeks ago in the final minute, can they do it again?
Papac has to head Hamill's cross behind for a corner. Despite also being down to ten men, Killie look the more likely.
Sammon turns McCulloch with ease again inside the box and forces McGregor into a decent save with his legs. You can tell McCulloch is not a central defender.
RED CARD - PASCALI. Pascali pulls the shirt of Davis and is booked for the second time in the game. That looked really, really harsh. He pulled the shirt but there have been plenty of examples like that that have gone unpunished today.
Miller is up front on his own for Rangers at the moment but has yet to really trouble the Killie defence. But the visitors appear ot have weathered the Kilmarnock storm.
Naismith is blatantly chopped to the ground by Bryson but no free-kick is given. That should have been a foul and a yellow card - the Rangers fans are furious.
Papac gets free on the left flank following a good pass from Fleck but his low ball across goal is scrambled clear by O'Leary.
Corner to Killie as they continue to take the game to Rangers. Will they regret their missed chances though?
Miller heads wide of goal with a glancing effort at the front post in his first contribution to the game.
Rangers then break up the other end, Fleck beating his man before forcing Brown into a good save from 25 yards out. This game has really livened up now.
Killie go so close again! Hamill's terrific volley from at the back post comes crashing back off McGregor's post. Brilliant technique.
It's all Killie at the start of the second half, this time Hamill gets into a decent position on the edge of the box but his lob is wide of McGregor's goal. McCulloch is having a nightmare at the back for Rangers at the moment.
What a chance for Killie. Invincibile's header is firstly headed off the line by Papac but he then skies the rebound over the bar from just ten yards out. Shocking miss.
McGregor turns Hamill's shot round the post from the edge of the box. It looked a comfortable save for the keeper but the ball took an awkward bounce.
Clancy stays down after the challenge and then hobbles off holding his arm. Boyd's challenge was late but Clancy must have landed awkwardly to damage his arm.
McCulloch makes a meal of Invincibile's cross into the box and almost presents a chance to Kyle but Rangers manage to scramble the ball clear.
|Sky Bet's Simon McMinn says: "An uneventful first half at Rugby Park until Mendes' sending-off, Kilmarnock will fancy themselves against 10-man Rangers and the 1-0 Kilmarnock at 13/2 could be the bet."
It had been a typical low-key early Saturday game up until Mendes' red card. Rangers reacted furiously but both challenges did look worthy of yellow cards. Rangers have now had three players sent off in their three SPL away games so far this season. Killie were also unhappy - they had men over in the final third when play was called back for Mendes' foul. They wanted advantage to be played. It makes for an interesting second half.
The half-time whistle goes and it's still goalless but the main talking point in Mendes' sending off.
Walter Smith is contuining his protests in the directors box, he is furious at Mendes' red card. It's not often the Rangers boss loses his temper like that.
Rangers reacted furiously to that decision but it did look like a poor challenge by Mendes. Once again Rangers will have to work hard to get anything away from home.
RED CARD - MENDES. Three away SPL games and three red cards for Rangers as Mendes goes in late on Hamill. Walter Smith is furious and he is sent to the stand.
Naismith is inches away from getting on the end of Davis' through ball. Again, solid defending by Killie.
Invincibile shoves Papac off the ball 25 yards from goal on the left. Decent chance for Rangers but Mendes' delivery is headed clear.
Naismith shows good skill on the edge of the box before his deflected shot forces Brown into a decent save with his left foot. Better from Rangers.
Novo's deflected cross is spilled by Brown in the Kille goal but luckily for him it falls just behind Boyd.
Good control and turn 30 yards out by Fleck before he is bundled over by Hamill. Free-kick for Rangers and good positive play by Fleck.
McCulloch gets on the end of Fleck's corner but sends his header wide under pressure from two defenders.
John Fleck gives the ball away again on the left, the youngster needs to show more composure. It looks like is trying too hard to impress.
Rangers have had plenty of the ball so far but have been unable to produce anything in the final third as yet.
Decent chance for Sammon but he fails to get a good connection on a header from 12 yards out. He was unmarked there and should have done better.
Lee McCulloch looks for Boyd with a long ball but Ryan O'Leary gets in front of the striker to head away.
Killie's last win over Rangers came in 2007 at Ibrox but not since May 1994 have they beaten the Gers at home. Can they do it today? Or will we see more goals from Rangers? They've scored 19 in their last seven games here. Let me know your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rangers are 2/5 to win today, with Kilmarnock 13/2 to shock the champions. It's 14/5 the draw. Sky Bet's Simon McMinn says: "After Rangers' well deserved draw in Germany, they will be on a high at Kilmarnock today. Kris Boyd has 13 goals against his old club so 7/2 for the first goal could be value."
Changes too for Killie, five in all from the side that lost at Hearts in midweek. In come Manuel Pascali, Danny Invincibile, Ryan O'Leary, Steven Old and the fit-again Kevin Kyle; out go Simon Ford, Garry Hay, Gavin Skelton, Mehdi Taouil and David Fernandez.
Killie: Brown, Clancy, Wright, Bryson, Pascali, Invincibile, Old, O'Leary, Hamill, Sammon, Kyle. Subs: Bell, Taouil, Skelton, Owens, Flannigan, Fernandez, Kelly.
Rangers make four changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Stuttgart on Wednesay, David Weir returning to partner Lee McCulloch at the heart of the defence in the absence of suspended midweek hero Madjid Bougherra. Nacho Novo, John Fleck and Kris Boyd come in to replace Kevin Thomson, Jerome Rothen and Kenny Miller, all of whom drop to the bench.