Rangers travel to Firhill Stadium to take on Partick Thistle in fine form and with no injury concerns. With confidence flowing and a full squad to select from, they are heavy favourites to get the three points.
Furthermore, should they win they could go top of the Scottish Premiership for the time being; while they play tonight at 7:45pm, rivals Celtic and Aberdeen play on Saturday afternoon.
Rangers go into tonight’s match buoyed by a positive run of form that includes wins over Ross County and Dundee. They will also be boosted by the knowledge they have won each of their last six meetings with The Jags, who have failed to win in their opening five league games this term.
Pedro Caixinha remains wary of his side’s opposition, however, saying:
“I went to watch their first match…and [they are] one team that is having a positive approach to the game. It's quite understandable the way, if you watch them in two or three matches like we did, you understand the ideas that [manager Alan] Archibald is having for the team.
“It's one team that is playing positive. They have good players, they are strong on set-pieces and they have players who can decide a match. So we need to have that in consideration rather than the position or the start they have in the league and show all respect, total respect, to the opponent.”
With all players available, Rangers could well line up with the exact same team that earned wins over Ross County and Dundee.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the XI it believes is most likely to start, but you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ and pick the players you would choose, and you can also see their stats per 90 minutes once you’ve picked them.
In defence, goalkeeper Wes Foderingham should be protected by a back four of James Tavernier, Fábio Cardoso, Bruno Alves and Lee Wallace. The midfield four should comprise Daniel Candeias and Niko Kranjcar on the wings with Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans in the centre, while up front Kenny Miller should partner Alfredo Morelos.
Rangers will be hoping to secure three valuable points and build the pressure on those above them in the Scottish Premiership table. The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7:15pm.
Here at Football Whispers, we utilise a unique algorithm to predict the likely line-up of every upcoming game. At the top of the page, you can see how we expect Caixinha to send out his side.
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