AFTER a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park, followed by some sensible-looking new arrivals in the January transfer window, two wins the Florida Cup, then a 2-0 win over second-place Aberdeen there's a feel good factor at Ibrox again.
Fans are starting to believe that the club are ready to mount a serious challenge to 6-in-a-row champions Celtic but it's games against the likes of Ross County where Rangers really need to prove they're ready to give their city rivals a push.
Four of Rangers' six defeats this season have come against teams currently in the bottom six but they shouldn't have too much trouble against a Ross County side that haven't won in 11. The Staggies are six points adrift at the foot of the table and desperately need to start putting some points on the board.
The clubs shared the spoils in all three meetings last season, but this term the Gers have won both encounters (2-1 and 3-1) and their latest additions to the squad have no doubt given the club a boost. The basis of any Bet Builder should be a Rangers win.
Rangers are second top scorers in the league but in each of their 13 wins they've only kept five clean sheets and they've yet to record a 1-0 win. That means that if the Gers are to win we'll likely see them score two or more. County's stats back this up too. They've conceded two or more in all but one of their 14 defeats in the league. Back Rangers to score over 1.5 goals.
On the corner front Rangers sit third in the overall table, averaging 6.09 per match but away from home that number drops to 4.09. For Ross County, the figure at home is even bleaker, just 3.64. Under 10 match corners should boost our odds.
The signing of Jason Cummings on loan from Nottingham Forest should be a good one for Rangers. The striker averaged almost one in two for Hibs in the Scottish Championship and he should add some more firepower to the Gers ranks. He'll need to unseat Alfredo Morelos though if he's to make significant impact.
The Colombian striker notched his 13th goal of the season in Wednesday's win over Aberdeen. He's scored three against Ross County already this season and looks the best bet to find the net on Sunday.
For a bigger price you could do worse than back Rangers other scorer from Midweek. James Tavernier is the resident penalty taker and fancies himself from any set piece around the box.
Again there's no cards available on this match in the Bet Builder. Booooooooo!
Bet Builder Recommendation
- Rangers win
- Over 1.5 Rangers Goals
- Morelos to score anytime
- Under 10 corners in the match
- Odds: 5/1 at Bet365