Rangers December schedule is always full of blockbuster matches, nervy nights under the lights and an Old Firm derby which if we’re lucky, we get in our own back yard.
This year, the December fixture list is looking like an early Christmas present if you’re into big matches. Others might prefer a quiet festive run in. This is anything but.
In fact, the games in this month are so compelling, they might make or break our season.
Rangers will play at least nine matches and the month really starts as it means to goes on.
The chance to lift first silverware of the season
If Rangers can edge past Aberdeen this coming Sunday, they’ll take part in the League Cup Final on Sunday 2nd of December.
Either Rangers or Aberdeen will play Hearts or Celtic. It’d be our first final since 2016. It’d feel winnable. It’d be massive.
But we’ve got a huge game this weekend to focus on first if we’re to get there. If neither Rangers nor Hearts make the final, we’ll face the current league leaders that weekend instead.
A pretty huge match in itself.
Massive games at home and in Europe
Regardless of what happens on the 2nd, three days later we’ll face Aberdeen at Ibrox on the 5th. Four days later we then face Dundee at Dens park.
Rangers then play a vital match with Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. Three points here could be a must to ensure qualification depending on the results of the Spartak return or when we host Villarreal at Ibrox.
We then go on a run of Hamilton (A), Hibs (A), St. Johnstone (A) and Hibs (H) again in the Scottish Premiership. That’s right, we play Neil Lennon’s Hibs twice in December.
And then, in a match we are already buzzing for, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers “welcome” Celtic to Ibrox for the first time on the 29th. It could potentially be a huge match in any title race. But perhaps most importantly, it’s a real chance to get the Celtic monkey off our back by beating them in the league.
We might even end up facing off against them on the 2nd, depending on how results go.
Rangers December Schedule sees one European match, two ties with Hibs, a visit from Aberdeen and potentially a cup final. Not to mention the mouthwatering prospect an Old Firm, potentially two with one deciding silverware.
All going to plan, it could be a very Merry Christmas this year indeed.