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Rangers are set to play against Ayr United in Saturday’s big Scottish Cup fixture.
All Rangers v Ayr United game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Rangers, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-1 Premiership victory over Aberdeen.
In that match, Rangers had 75% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Rangers, the goalscorers were Rabbi Matondo (7') and Todd Cantwell (72'). Aberdeen got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Bojan Miovski (45') scored for Aberdeen.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Rangers have played. Opposing sides scored 4 times in this period whereas Rangers managed a tally of 15. While that may be of interest, time will tell if the trend will be maintained here in this game.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Dundee United in Championship competition, Ayr United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In the course of their six latest matches, Scott Brown's Ayr United have converted 9 times - earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 06/10/2013 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Ayr United. They have not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Rangers have managed to find a way, winning in 100 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 19 of them for The Gers and 2 for The Honest Men. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
Team News: Rangers
Kemar Roofe (unknown injury), Nicolas Raskin (unknown injury), Alex Lowry (Back injury) and Danilo (Knee injury) will be missing for Rangers boss Philippe Clement.
Team News: Ayr United
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Ayr United manager Scott Brown doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
It looks to us that Rangers are likely to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, Ayr United might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet here.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 victory for Rangers when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,987)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: John Bennett
Manager: Philippe Clement
Competitions: Premiership position 2, League Cup (Final), Scottish Cup (Fifth Round), Europa League (Round of 16), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Cyriel Dessers
Typically taking up the Striker position, Cyriel Dessers was born in Leuven, Belgium. Having made his senior debut playing for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 8 league goals in this Premiership 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 20 appearances.