Motherwell vs RangersScottish Premiership, KO: 12:00 Sep 27, 2020, Fir Park
HAVING eased through to the Europa League play-off on Thursday night, Rangers switch focus back to domestic duties with a trip to Motherwell on Sunday.
The 4-0 win at Willem II was an impressive response from Steven Gerrard's side after conceding their first goals of the season last weekend.
That cost them two points in a 2-2 draw away to Hibs, with Fir Park presenting another tricky away assignment for the early-season table-toppers.
Rangers have won on their last two visits though – 2-0 and 3-0 – and face a Motherwell side struggling to live up to last season's highs.
The Steelmen finished third in the curtailed campaign, a spot behind Rangers, but started the new term with a six-game winless run before back-to-back victories eased the pressure.
Well were also in Europa League action in midweek, going down 3-0 at Hapoel Beer Sheva to end their hopes of reaching the group stage.
How do the bookies view it?
There is a clear quality gap between the sides, which Motherwell will try to bridge with physicality and denying Rangers space to play.
That will involve being aggressive, and should see the crime count rise. Hibs knocked Rangers off their stride last weekend – Ryan Porteous particularly annoyed them with his bruising approach – and Motherwell cards is an angle worth pursuing.
In all but one of the last five meetings, the Steelmen have racked up three or more cards, and I like the chances of that mark being reached again at 5-4 with bet365.
The man to unlock the hosts could well be in-form Rangers winger Ryan Kent. The 23-year-old has been tipped for an England call-up after five goals in his opening nine games this season, having netted just eight in 33 last term.
Back Kent to get on the scoresheet at 21-20 with Unibet.
This Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers will be played on Sep 27, 2020 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Motherwell vs Rangers prediction.