Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Rangers 7/10 to beat Motherwell and under 4.5 goals for Sunday’s Scottish Premiership showdown

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Market: Rangers win and under 4.5 goals

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Smelling a real chance to extend on their title charge this weekend, Rangers will make the trip to a struggling Motherwell on Sunday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, throwing away the lead late on away at St. Mirren last weekend, Motherwell find themselves in the midst of a real blip. Holding just a one-point buffer from slipping to the foot of the Premiership table and a side who are desperately seeking a boost, the Steelmen have drastically struggled to match a similar level that saw them land a European finish last season. With their continued issues were highlighted by what turned out to be a 3-0 drumming against Hamilton when opening 2021, they are also without a win in any of their last 11 matchups across all competitions, a run that stems back to October 31st. Motherwell also hold a real reputation for their problems on home soil. Collecting just a single point from their last five straight top-flight matchups at Fir Park, new boss Graham Alexander certainly faces another stern test this weekend.

As for the visitors, while Motherwell might find themselves enduring a real crisis, the mood in Rangers’ camp only remains at a red-hot high. Continuing to build off of Celtic’s slip-ups, the Blues are firmly on course to lift their first Premiership title since 2011. Managing to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Steven Gerrard’s men were last seen picking up an eye-catching 2-1 win against Aberdeen on the road. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures holding a remarkable 21 point buffer at the top of the table, it should also be noted that Rangers hold a rampant record against Sunday’s hosts. Winning each of their last seven straight matchups against Motherwell, it is hard to see anything other than a routine victory for Gerrard’s high-flyers this weekend.

Bet: Rangers 7/10 to beat Motherwell and under 4.5 goals for Sunday’s Scottish Premiership showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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