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The Premiership tie at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday sees home team Rangers welcome Dundee United.
All Rangers v Dundee United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Rangers will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-2 Premiership success over Hamilton Academical.
In that game, Rangers had 70% possession and 25 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Rangers, goals were scored by Ianis Hagi (15') and James Tavernier (20'). Hamilton Academical had 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Rangers rearguard. The Gers have been mean at the back, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous six clashes standing at 1. Let’s see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Rangers are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Kilmarnock in Premiership competition, Dundee United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Dundee United managed 68% possession and 18 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Kilmarnock got 15 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Nicke Kabamba (30', 78'), Eamonn Brophy (45') and Rory McKenzie (86') scored for Kilmarnock.
It is worth noting that Dundee United have failed to get amongst the goals in their past 6 encounters, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, The Tangerines have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 8.
Going into this encounter, Dundee United are winless against Rangers in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 05/11/2011 shows us that Rangers have won 2 of them and Dundee United 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
An aggregate of 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Gers and 11 for The Tangerines. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
Team News: Rangers
Leon Balogun (Muscle Injury), Joe Aribo (Ankle Injury) and Nikola Katic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Rangers gaffer Steven Gerrard.
It’s our opinion that The Gers will possibly opt for a 4-3-3 formation for the game, utilising Jon McLaughlin, Borna Barisic, Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, James Tavernier, Brandon Barker, Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Ianis Hagi, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe.
Team News: Dundee United
Dundee Utd boss Micky Mellon has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Paul McMullan (Groin Surgery) and Mark Connolly (Ankle Injury) miss out here.
We reckon that The Tangerines might begin the game with a 4-1-4-1 system using Benjamin Siegrist, Lewis Neilson, Mark Connolly, Mark Reynolds, Jamie Robson, Calum Butcher, Luke Bolton, Peter Pawlett, Ian Harkes, Logan Chalmers and Nicky Clark.
In this match, Dundee United will have a difficult task to find the net against a Rangers lineup who should control this match, should everything go as we’re expecting.
We predict a 3-0 winning scoreline for Rangers after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,817)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: Douglas Park
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Premiership position 1, Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Star Player: Ryan Kent
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ryan Kent was born in Oldham, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Coventry City in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in 6 appearances.