As they get set to travel to Fir Park on Sunday, there’s one stat that weighs heavily in Rangers’ favour.
The Gers will travel to North Lanarkshire on Sunday to face Steve Robinson’s Motherwell. Steven Gerrard is looking to continue his unbeaten start to domestic life at Ibrox.
Fir Park is a notoriously difficult venue for any side in the Premiership. Motherwell like to use their physicality to make teams wobble and crumble under pressure. Rangers have also been guilty of this in the Betfred Cup semi-final last season, when Motherwell won 2-0.
However, there is a golden stat that Rangers fans should cherish heading into the encounter.
Despite losing to Motherwell in that semi-final, as well as the 6-1 aggregate playoff defeat back in 2015, it’s still advantage Rangers.
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The reason being because the last time the Gers lost at Fir Park in a regular league match was 16 years ago.
A James McFadden goal secured three points for the Steelmen over Alex McLeish’s Light Blues back in December 2002. It was a nasty defeat at the time, but Rangers fans would’ve accepted it had they known such a run was in the offing.
Granted, Rangers did lose a playoff second leg 3-0. However, Rangers were at their absolute worst at that stage, and will never travel to Fir Park as weak as they were that afternoon.
Of the 20 league matches between the sides at Fir Park since the 2002 defeat, Rangers have won 13 of them. Seven have ended in stalemates.
There was the shocking 2-0 Betfred Cup semi-final defeat last term. However, that was at Hampden, and Rangers have once again much improved since then.
Motherwell will provide stiff opposition, and look to bully Rangers around the pitch through their direct approach. However, if Rangers’ top stars turn up for the contest, then there shouldn’t be too much concerns.