Match Preview: Dundee vs Rangers

Rangers away form this season has been indifferent, and that’s me being generous. Played 12, won 5, drawn 3 and lost 4; a very poor record for a side who’s wage budget dwarfs every side in the league bar Celtic.

With draws away to Ross County, Kilmarnock and St Johnstone, a 5-1 defeat to Celtic and two embarrassing defeats away to Hearts, to many Rangers have been massively disappointing in terms of both results and performances, which saw the support turn against Warburton.

However, the Warburton era is now over at Rangers; interim manager Graeme Murty will take charge of the team again. He was in charge of Rangers during their last game, which was a 2-1 win over Morton in the Scottish Cup last Sunday.

Rangers will be the favourites despite all the speculation about a new manager coming to Ibrox. However, they did manage a rare away win at Dens Park back in August, running out 2-1 winners, Forrester and Miller with goals for the Gers that day.


Rangers sit 3rd in the table, three points behind Aberdeen. The Gers have won both games against Dundee this season; 2-1 at Dens Park and 1-0 at Ibrox. They have won three of their last five games, with wins against Motherwell in the league and cup, a defeat at Hearts, draw with Ross County and last week’s win against Morton.


Key Player: Barrie McKay

He had a very quiet start to the season but is starting to come into his own.

One to watch: Martyn Waghorn.

Frustrating campaign for the forward who was prolific last season, he scored the winner last week and will look to start a run of goals.


Dundee sit 7th in the table, 24 points from 24 games, a point away from 6th place Kilmarnock and three points away from 11th place Hamilton in the relegation playoff spot. The hosts have yet to taste victory in 2017, losing to St.Mirren in the cup, Aberdeen in the league and drawing their previous two games with Inverness and Kilmarnock respectively.


Key Player: Darren O’Dea

The ex-Celtic man will be in the heart of the Dundee back line and will try to stop the ever green Kenny Miller.

One to watch: Marcus Haber.

Dundee’s top marksmen this year with four goals, and with Rangers defence well known for giving away chances, he will be looking to add to his tally.


Rangers edge this for me, they should have too much for Dundee who have scored four goals less than bottom of the table Inverness, Rangers to win 2-1.