Top plays bottom in the Premiership on Sunday afternoon as Rangers host Ross County.

The Gers’ lead at the top of the table was cut to three points on Saturday after Hearts’ 5-2 hammering of Dundee United, but a win over the Staggies would ensure that Steven Gerrard’s side are at least four points ahead of the chasing pack going into the November international break.

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Rangers have drawn three of their last four home league matches but are still comfortably top of the table. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The first meeting between these teams this season finished 4-2 to Rangers in Dingwall but the Malky Mackay’s side carry some form to Glasgow following a 5-0 hammering of Dundee in their last fixture.

Gerrard has already hinted that he could change his entire front three following a disappointing showing against Brondby in Denmark on Thursday evening and we expect as many as seven changes to be made to the starting XI.

Allan McGregor could keep his place in goal, but two personnel changes are possible in the back four.

James Tavernier and Leon Balogun could both be rested after heavy recent workloads, with Nathan Patterson and Jack Simpson coming in to join Connor Goldson and Borna Barisic.

In midfield, Steven Davis could also be rested ahead of Northern Ireland duty and Scott Arfield is likely to drop to the bench, with only Glen Kamara keeping his place.

John Lundstram should return and there could be a first Premiership start for Juninho Bacuna, who would be given license to create.

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John Lundstram makes our Rangers Predicted XI to face Ross County. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

At the top end of the pitch, it seems likely that the front three of Ianis Hagi, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe that finished the game against Brondby will start, with Alfredo Morelos, Fashion Sakala and Joe Aribo all dropping out.

Rangers Predicted XI vs Ross County (H) – 07/11/2021

GK – Allan McGregor 

RB – Nathan Patterson

CB – Connor Goldson 

CB – Jack Simpson 

LB – Borna Barisic 

CDM – John Lundstram 

CM – Juninho Bacuna 

CM – Glen Kamara 

RIF – Ianis Hagi 

LIF – Ryan Kent 

ST – Kemar Roofe

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