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ranger will seek to recover from their midweek defeat in Europe with a Scottish Premiership win when they travel to Dundee United on Saturday.
The Gers have conceded four of the last five away games across all competitions and failed to win four times, while the hosts scored seven goals in their first two competitive home games of the new season, both in the League Cup.
Prediction for this match
Steven GerrardRangers’ hopes of leading Rangers back to the Champions League group stage for the first time in over a decade were blown after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Malmo in the first leg of the third-round qualifying round.
After a goalless first half, the Swedish champions quickly came out of the blocks and scored twice within the first four minutes after the restart. The Gers pushed for at least one goal of their own and they finally did in the 95th minute when Steven Davis fired in from out of range to cut the deficit in half.
This Northern Irish goal gave Gerrard’s side a lifeline, although the away goals rule has now been removed from European competitions, the Gers must score at least two goals to win the duel in 90 minutes.
The Rangers are now turning back to the Scottish Premiership, where they last weekend a comfortable opening win against Livingston with goals from Ianis Hagi, Scott Wright and Kemar Roofe bring the champions a 3-0 win at Ibrox.
On their first away trip of the new domestic campaign, they are traveling to Tannadice for only the sixth time in the last decade, with two of their last three such visits ending in defeat. However, the Gers won their last game with a narrow 2-1 win in December last season.
Including results from last season’s backend, the Rangers have only won one of their last five away games in all competitions, but Gerrard hopes to get back to winning ways quickly on Saturday as his side isn’t just looking to defend their league title , but also try to rebuild their confidence before the decisive second leg in Europe next week.
Tam Courts suffered a defeat in his first league game against Dundee United, who were beaten 2-0 in Aberdeen last weekend.
Goals on either side of the half-time Jonny Hayes and Christian Ramirez made sure the Dons took all three points, while the Tangerines failed to win for the third time in a row on the first day of a Premiership campaign.
After a ninth place last season Mickey Mellon decided to step down after just a year in office, with Courts now taking the reins and aiming to finish United in the top six for the first time since 2014-15.
Dundee United recorded ten wins last season, but only two of them against teams that finished in the top six. Her next two games are against teams from the first half of last year, with Masters Rangers first; a team that scored 10 goals against them in three games last season.
The courts will emphasize the importance of showing a strong performance on Saturday, although scoring points against the gers is seen as a bonus for the tangerines.
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Dundee United will still be without Mark Connolly and Declan glass while continuing to recover from long-term knee injuries.
defender Charlie Mulgrew will make his second home debut after returning to the club this summer on a free transfer and returning to Tannadice 15 years after his first loan.
The 35-year-old is likely to be added Ryan Edwards and Mark Reynolds in a three man defense, with Jamie Robson and Liam Smith – who scored a brilliant volley in that game last season – to act as full-back.
Forward Lawrence Shankland, who has already hit the net three times in four league cup games, is to take the lead on the side Nicky Clark.
As for the Rangers, strikers Alfredo Morelos was seen doing laps in a parking lot at Glasgow Airport while completing his quarantine on his return from Colombia.
The 25-year-old will not be available for the game this weekend but could be back in action for the decisive second leg in the Champions League qualifying. As a result, either Cedric Itten or Fashion sakala will start as a central striker at Tannadice.
Hagi came on unused after the warm-up against Malmö but the Romanian could be an option on Saturday, as could the midfielder Joe Aribo which failed completely in the middle of the week.
Roof and Glen Kamara were also absent, as the duo served the first of their respective suspensions for four and three games in Europe, although both players are due to be appointed to the squad for the day this weekend.
Dundee United possible starting line-up:
Winner; Reynolds, Edwards, Mulgrew; Smith, Harkes, Metzger, Robson; Pawlett; Clark, Shankland
Rangers possible starting line-up:
McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Lundstram, Davis, Aribo; Hagi, Sakala, Kent
Probability: Dundee United 0-2 Rangers
Dundee United scored in two of their three games against Rangers last season but we think they will have a hard time finding the net this time around.
The Gers want to put their midweek defeat in Europe behind them and with the potential return of some key players, Gerrard will have a strong team that shouldn’t have any problems scooping all three points on Saturday.
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