Stats show glaring issues still ruining Rangers' title hopes
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More shots, more possession and more corners, yet no win against Hibs

A familiar story unfolded yesterday, one that mirrored recent experiences away at Dundee and Hibs.

Rangers dominated another game of football, yet, ultimately, dropped two points.

Hibs certainly had their chances throughout the match. This wasn’t as one-sided as the Easter Road fixture the week previous.

Adam Bogdan denied Morelos four times as Hibs held Rangers to a blank last week. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)


Nonetheless, statistically, Rangers were on top in every department.

More shots (ten to seven), more shots on target (four to two), more possession (58% to 42%) and more corners (seven to three).

With those sorts of numbers, a draw simply should not be the outcome. Time and time again though, that is the reality.

In fairness, Rangers were clinical in the first half. Morelos’ goal was the only shot the hosts mustered in the opening 45 minutes.

This time around though, it took just 25 minutes for El Buffalo to strike. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, conversely, that just highlights the wastefulness of the second period.

Instead of the goal releasing the shackles and bringing more, once again, it proved difficult to build upon.

Two goals in the last four home fixtures simply isn’t good enough. All teams go through sticky patches over the course of a season, but a month of underachieving can be ruinous.

Rangers have just four points from three matches at Ibrox this month. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The last time Rangers mustered more than one goal against an opponent at Ibrox was in late November, against Livingston.

If the Gers are to get anything out of Saturday’s Old Firm, that record may have to change.

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