Lineups

Motherwell

( 4-4-2 )

  • 20. M. Gillespie

  • 2. L. Grimshaw

  • 31. D. Gallagher Yellow Card

  • 3. J. Carroll

  • 16. B. Mugabi

    78'
  • 22. L. Donnelly Yellow Card

  • 6. A. Campbell

  • 19. L. Polworth

    64'
  • 14. J. Hylton

    58'
  • 44. D. Cole

  • 99. C. Long Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 1. T. Carson

  • 2. R. Tait

  • 5. P. Hartley

  • 7. M. O'Hara

    78'
  • 37. R. MacIver

  • 17. S. Seedorf

    64'
  • 17. J. Scott

    58'

Scotland - Premiership 1st Phase

44' L. Donnelly 44' Yellow Card 44'  L. Donnelly 45' D. Gallagher 45' Yellow Card 45'  D. Gallagher 45' R. Jack 45' Yellow Card 45'  R. Jack 57' A. Morelos 57' Yellow Card 57'  A. Morelos 70' A. Morelos 70' 2nd Yellow Card 70'  A. Morelos 79' J. Tavernier 79' Yellow Card 79'  J. Tavernier 83' C. Long 83' Yellow Card 83'  C. Long 27' N. Katić 27' Goal 27'   Katic N. Katić 69' A. Morelos 69' Goal 69'   Morelos A. Morelos
Motherwell

Motherwell

0 - 2

Rangers FC

Rangers FC

  • 27'
    0 - 1
  • 69'
    0 - 2
  • Date: 15/12/2019
  • Time: 12:00
  • Venue: Fir Park
  • Referee: Don Robertson
Motherwell v Rangers FC

Date published: 12/15/2019 9:51:42 AM

Motherwell have managed to fend off the bug that hit Fir Park last week as they prepare for the visit of Rangers on Sunday.

Peter Hartley, Devante Cole and Christy Manzinga have all fully recovered after their availability was impacted.

Christian Ilic (hamstring) will again be missing along with long-term absentees Charles Dunne (groin) and David Turnbull (knee).

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will again be without defender Filip Helander.

The Swedish defender is waiting for the results of a scan on the foot injury he suffered the Betfred Cup final defeat to Celtic to determine how long he will be out of action.

Steven Davis (foot) is also a doubt for the Fir Park clash but George Edmundson should have recovered from a bout of illness in time to be available to face the Steelmen while Jordan Jones is closing in on a return from a knee injury.

Motherwell provisional squad: Gillespie, Tait, Carroll, Grimshaw, Mugabi, Hartley, Gallagher, Donnelly, O’Hara, Maguire, Polworth, Campbell, Seedorf, Hylton, Long, Cole, Scott, Carson.

Rangers provisional squad: McGregor, Flanagan, Tavernier, Halliday, Barisic, Edmundson, Goldson, Katic, Jack, Aribo, Kamara, King, Arfield, Barker, Jones, Kent, Ojo, Defoe, Morelos, Stewart, Murphy, Foderingham.

Motherwell v Rangers

Date published: 12/15/2019 12:51:59 PM

Motherwell v Rangers

Scottish Premier League title chasers Rangers face a trip to Motherwell on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep the pace with their old rivals Celtic.

888sport pre-match odds: Motherwell 23/4, Draw 21/5, Rangers 7/20

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Steven Gerrard has just signed a new long-term contract as Rangers boss and the general feeling is that he’s done an excellent job to get the club challenging Celtic at the top of the league for the first time in a decade. 

But he comes into this fixture off the back of a disappointing couple of results, and he’ll see it as an opportunity to bounce back. Ten days ago they let slip a two-goal lead at Aberdeen to draw 2-2, falling two points behind Celtic, having dropped points in the league for only the third time this season. 

They followed that up with a very good, dominant performance against Celtic in the League Cup final, but profligate finishing and one mistake at the back allowed their old rivals to win 1-0 and continue their total domination of all the domestic Scottish trophies, 10 out of the last 10 available now.

They’ll be happy with Thursday’s result though, a 1-1 draw at home to Young Boys that saw them qualify through their Europa League group ahead of the Swiss champions, though Borna Barišić’s late own goal cost them the win and the top spot. 

One thing that could go against Rangers here is the fact they’ve not actually won any of their last three games, and all three of them took a lot of energy and effort over the space of eight days. However, with the brilliant Alfredo Morelos up front - the Colombian has seven goals in his last 10 appearances for club and country - they should always be confident.

Motherwell, meanwhile, have won five of their last six games at Fir Park and are enjoying a decent campaign, coming into this fixture third in the table as “the best of the rest” behind the Old Firm. 

We recommend going for a hard-fought win for Rangers. 

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Simulation

Glasgow Rangers vs Motherwell

There is a 22.9% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Glasgow Rangers, at 63.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Motherwell who have just a 13.4% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Glasgow Rangers 2.0 to Motherwell 0.7.
In simulation wins, Motherwell upsets Glasgow Rangers by averaging 7.9 shots and 2.7 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.

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Match Information

  • Premiership 1st Phase
  • Round 18
  • Fir Park
  • Don Robertson
  • 8,359
  • 15 Dec, 12:00

Predictions

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2/7 Bookmaker
76%Panelty

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Over 2.5 In Full Time
8/15 Bookmaker
70%Panelty

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1st Goal Before 30 Minutes
5/6 Bookmaker
59%Panelty

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Celtic 30 26 2 2 89 19 70 80
2 Rangers FC 29 21 4 4 64 19 45 67
3 Motherwell 30 14 4 12 41 38 3 46
4 Aberdeen 30 12 9 9 40 36 4 45
5 Livingston 30 10 9 11 41 39 2 39
6 Hibernian 30 9 10 11 42 49 -7 37
7 St. Johnstone 29 8 12 9 28 46 -18 36
8 Kilmarnock 30 9 6 15 31 41 -10 33
9 St. Mirren 30 7 8 15 24 41 -17 29
10 Ross County 30 7 8 15 29 60 -31 29
11 Hamilton Academical 30 6 9 15 30 50 -20 27
12 Heart of Midlothian 30 4 11 15 31 52 -21 23
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Motherwell

Rangers FC

  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 30
  • 14
  • 4
  • 12
  • 46
  • 3
  • 29
  • 21
  • 4
  • 4
  • 67
  • 2
  • Away Record
  • 15
  • 7
  • 1
  • 7
  • 22
  • 3
  • 14
  • 11
  • 1
  • 2
  • 34
  • 2
  • Home Record
  • 15
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • 24
  • 3
  • 15
  • 10
  • 3
  • 2
  • 33
  • 2
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 23
  • 18
  • 41
  • 33
  • 31
  • 64
  • Average Goal For
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • 26
  • 19
  • 45
  • Goal Against
  • 23
  • 15
  • 38
  • 7
  • 12
  • 19
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 46
  • 3
  • 8
  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
  • 67
  • 2
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 46
  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 67
  • 2
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 46
  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 67
  • 2

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Rangers FC 4-0 Motherwell
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Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Motherwell

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Lineups

Motherwell
(4-4-2)
Rangers FC
(4-3-3)
  • 20. M. Gillespie

  • 2. L. Grimshaw

  • 31. D. Gallagher Yellow Card

  • 3. J. Carroll

  • 16. B. Mugabi

    78'
  • 22. L. Donnelly Yellow Card

  • 6. A. Campbell

  • 19. L. Polworth

    64'
  • 14. J. Hylton

    58'
  • 44. D. Cole

  • 99. C. Long Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 1. T. Carson

  • 2. R. Tait

  • 5. P. Hartley

  • 7. M. O'Hara

    78'
  • 37. R. MacIver

  • 17. S. Seedorf

    64'
  • 17. J. Scott

    58'
  • 1. A. McGregor

  • 2. J. Tavernier Yellow Card

  • 19. N. Katić Goal

  • 6. C. Goldson

  • 31. B. Barišić

  • 8. R. Jack Yellow Card

  • 18. G. Kamara

  • 17. J. Aribo

    90'
  • 37. S. Arfield

    90'
  • 20. A. Morelos Goal Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

  • 14. R. Kent

    84'

Substitutes

  • 1. W. Foderingham

  • 16. A. Halliday

  • 25. M. Polster

    84'
  • 24. G. Stewart

    90'
  • 21. B. Barker

  • 9. J. Defoe

    90'
Motherwell Motherwell
Rangers FC Rangers FC
2
Corners
9
2
Shots On Target
7
51
Possession
49
3
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1
6
Shots Off Target
6
96
Attacks
88
46
Dangerous
63

Motherwell v Rangers FC

    Motherwell 0-2 Rangers FC - Match Highlights

    Date published: 12/15/2019 6:18:29 PM

    Alfredo Morelos sealed Rangers’ 2-0 win over Motherwell but a return to former bad habits means he will be banned for Friday night’s trip to Hibernian after he was sent-off at Fir Park.

    The Colombian followed up Nikola Katic’s first-half opener when he fired home his 27th goal of the season midway through the second half.

    But the striker – sent off five times last season – let his emotions get the better of him as he aimed an inflammatory gesture at the home support during his celebrations and was punished with a second yellow card.

    Steven Gerrard has been keen to praise his talisman’s new-found self-control this term but the Ibrox boss will now have to turn to Jermain Defoe for the Easter Road clash after seeing Morelos yet again lose the plot.

    Stephen Robinson was back in the Motherwell dugout two days after being arrested following an alleged incident in Edinburgh but his side were unable to prevent Rangers ending their run of three games without a win.

    Fourth-placed Well’s success this season has come on the back of Robinson’s decision to ditch their direct style in preference for a possession-based gameplan but the Steelmen have lost none of their spikiness.

    They were fortunate not to find themselves a man down just six minutes in as Devante Cole landed late on Glen Kamara’s ankle.

    Having got off without even conceding a free-kick, Cole was involved soon after as Motherwell created an opening that should have handed them the lead.

    Borna Barisic left it to Katic to attack a Mark Gillespie punt but he got nowhere close as Cole leapt highest to flick on. The ball broke off Connor Goldson to send Chris Long racing through against the on-rushing Allan McGregor.

    Long took it round the goalkeeper but could not tee up Cole in the middle as James Tavernier raced back just in time to clear.

    Rangers took their time to get going after a sluggish start.

    Gillespie pulled off two decent saves to deny Morelos, the second a smart stop down to his right.

    But from Barisic’s outswinging corner came the opener after 27 minutes. Bevis Mugabi was supposed to be keeping tabs on Katic but found himself being dragged along as the Croatia defender bulldozed through to power home with a header that Gillespie could not keep out.

    There were further incidents before the break. Mugabi was again so worried about stopping Katic from meeting another Barisic that he bowled over Morelos.

    The Colombian was left astonished as referee Don Robertson refused to point to the spot, although he did flash yellow at Liam Donnelly after he caught Rangers’ leading scorer on the ankle.

    The Well midfielder and Gers rival Ryan Jack had to be separated when things got spicy as the players went down the tunnel at half-time. When the teams returned after the interval both Jack and Declan Gallagher were cautioned.

    Morelos could have landed a knockout blow within five minutes of the restart but Gillespie blocked again.

    The hosts thought they had levelled as Goldson failed to clear Jake Carroll’s long throw. The ball dropped for Long at the back post but McGregor spread himself brilliantly to deny the striker’s point-blank range header.

    But the game was put to bed after 68 minutes as once again the two sides of Morelos came to the fore.

    First he did brilliantly to collect Joe Aribo’s cut-back before spinning away from Gallagher to fire past Gillespie.

    But with the Colombian already on a booking after a late challenge on Carroll, he left Robertson with no choice but to send him off as he aimed an offensive gesture – bringing his left hand down on his right bicep – at the Well supporters in the East Enclosure.

    Motherwell could not make use of their man advantage and almost fell three down in stoppage time as Barisic rattled the post with a free-kick.

    The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said: “It’s the first setback Alfredo’s had after huge, huge improvements so we’ll reset that but we certainly have no complaints.

    “Unfortunately, the supporters and his team-mates will suffer because he’s not available for the next game.

    “There had been a bit of a commotion at half-time between both sets of players, although there wasn’t much in it.

    “However, when I saw the referee book Ryan Jack and Declan Gallagher before the start of the second half (for their part in it), I thought that he was waiting for a moment.

    “As I said, we have no complaints about the red card but I felt he was desperate to give out a red card today. I had that feeling from the side, which is unfortunate because our player does get that type of abuse.

    “Alfredo was unplayable. It is a setback today, he knows that, we know that. I’m sure he hates getting punished in the pocket so hopefully he will get back on the horse and continue to improve in that area.”

    Jermain Defoe will now have to lead the line against Hibs, and Gerrard revealed he had been trying to get the Englishman on when Morelos was sent off.

    “We tried to take him off, for a couple of reasons – because he was already on a yellow but also because we were flashing balls across the six-yard box and I felt that someone with a bit of nous and experience would have had a tap-in today,” said Gerrard, whose team returned to winning ways after drawing against Aberdeen and Young Boys either side of their Betfred Cup final defeat against Celtic.

    “Jermain might have been that person but I couldn’t get him on before the red card came out.

    “But the result is exactly what I was looking for – a strong, solid away win. We were fantastic defensively and had a good base and structure about us.”

    Well’s build-up to the game was overshadowed by news that boss Stephen Robinson had been arrested by police following an incident in Edinburgh on Friday night.

    But the Northern Irishman insists the matter did not influence his team’s performance.

    Well had a golden chance early in the second half to level but saw Allan McGregor deny Chris Long with a wonder-save at point-blank range.

    “It had no effect whatsoever,” he said. “We were off on Friday but we trained on Saturday and I was there. So not at all.

    “I don’t think I need to say anything about that at the moment.

    “The result is disappointing as we knew we needed 11 players to be at the top of their game and we had five or six below par.

    “In saying that, we should have been 1-1 if not for an incredible save from Allan McGregor.

    “We were on top at that stage but when you get denied from a yard out by a save of that quality, you do tend to think it’s not going to be your day.”

    Lineups

    Rangers FC

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. A. McGregor

    • 2. J. Tavernier Yellow Card

    • 19. N. Katić Goal

    • 6. C. Goldson

    • 31. B. Barišić

    • 8. R. Jack Yellow Card

    • 18. G. Kamara

    • 17. J. Aribo

      90'
    • 37. S. Arfield

      90'
    • 20. A. Morelos Goal Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

    • 14. R. Kent

      84'

    Substitutes

    • 1. W. Foderingham

    • 16. A. Halliday

    • 25. M. Polster

      84'
    • 24. G. Stewart

      90'
    • 21. B. Barker

    • 9. J. Defoe

      90'