Rangers vs DundeeScottish Premiership, KO: 15:00 Dec 9, 2023, Ibrox
RANGERS welcome Dundee to Ibrox on Saturday as they attempt to keep on the coattails of Celtic in the title race.
Philippe Clement passed his latest test in midweek when they went to Hearts and edged a narrow 1-0 win in the capital. Rangers offered Hearts plenty of chances, but missed several of their own and deserved to win.
It was their second win and clean sheet in a row after two disappointing draws at Aberdeen at home against Aris Limassol.
With a huge Europa League game in Spain next week against Real Betis where they may need to win to qualify, it will be interesting to see if the Belgian rotates against Dundee.
But he would be taking a risk against a Dundee side who have surpassed all expectations this season. They have handed out plenty of bloody noses in what has been an excellent campaign with one exception…a home thumping from Rangers.
Since then they have rattled in ten goals in their last four games,
Tony Docherty's side won't sit back, they'll have a go and that could suit the hosts on Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Rangers were always going to be huge odds-on here and they can be backed at 2/11 with Coral – they are as short as 1/7 in places.
Recent head to heads
Dundee's worst performance of an otherwise excellent season came when the sides met at Dens Park last month and Rangers romped to a 5-0 triumph.
Rangers haven't lost to Dundee at Ibrox since 1999 and haven't even conceded a goal against them on their last five visits to Govan and in eight of their last nine!
Players to watch
Once again, Abdallah Sima was in fine form the other night and netted the only goal of the game against Hearts at Tynecastle. The on loan Brighton man is wanted by Rangers for a permanent transfer after his good performances and is 8/5 with Paddy Power to score on Saturday.
Lyall Cameron is a real threat and the Scotland Under 21 midfielder netted his tenth league goal in 28 starts for Dundee last week against Motherwell and is 10/1 to score anytime with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Rangers really should have too much for Dundee, but this should be an entertaining affair.
You would think Tony Docherty has learned from that thrashing at Dens Park and his team usually score. It all points to a Rangers win and both teams to score at 21/10 at William Hill because Rangers do give teams chances.
If Rangers take more of those chances, they could contribute to plenty of goals in Govan too. Go for a Rangers win and over 3.5 goals at 6/4 with Paddy Power. After all, Dundee conceded three goals to a struggling Motherwell last week.
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