Ahead of Rangers’ clash against Dundee United at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, we’ve put together a Gers Predicted XI.
Gio van Bronckhorst’s 100% record in the league as Rangers manager is still intact heading into this fixture and he’ll be hoping for a sixth consecutive win to stretch his side’s lead at the top of the table.
Dundee United are the only team to have beaten the champions in the league for a season and a half but the visitors have lost their last three matches and a Covid outbreak at Tannadice has ensured that they will be understrength.
After consecutive 2-0 wins, there’s no pressing need for GvB to make alterations.
Two changes at Ibrox?
However, we’re predicting two changes to the side that defeated St Johnstone in midweek.
As long as Borna Barisic overcomes the illness that forced him off in the second half against the Saints, it’s unlikely that there’ll be any changes at the back, with Allan McGregor continuing between the sticks and James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey and Barisic making up the back four.
There could be one change in midfield with 33-year-old Scott Arfield dropping to the bench for a rest and Britain’s most-capped international Steven Davis coming in for only his second league start under Gio to play alongside Glen Kamara.
Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are both likely to continue after scoring against St Johnstone, with Joe Aribo nailed on for a start as he looks to keep up his superb recent form.
There could be one change in attack, though, with Zambia international Fashion Sakala coming in for Ianis Hagi to provide extra pace and energy in the final third.
Rangers Predicted XI vs Dundee United (H) – 18/12/2021
GK – Allan McGregor
RB – James Tavernier
CB – Connor Goldson
CB – Calvin Bassey
LB – Borna Barisic
DM – Steven Davis
DM – Glen Kamara
RW – Fashion Sakala
CAM – Joe Aribo
LW – Ryan Kent
ST – Alfredo Morelos