The two sides are unsurprisingly at opposite ends of the table as Rangers sit in first place, even if they haven’t been as dominant as in their unbeaten campaign last term, while promoted Dundee bring up the rear in last place after six rounds of action.
Both sides were involved in the League Cup on Wednesday, though with different outcomes as Rangers beat Livingston 2-0 at Ibrox to advance to the semi-finals, while Dundee went down by the same scoreline hosting St. Johnstone.
Following that defeat, Dundee are without a win in five appearances now and have failed to score in the last four of these, so it’s hard to see them pulling up any trees here.
In fact, Dundee have failed to score in all four of their defeats this season, including a thumping 6-0 win for Celtic at Parkhead.
Leigh Griffiths has been unimpressive up front and is still looking for his first goal for the club, but is expected to continue leading the line, though James McPake has an alternative option with Jason Cummings available again after illness.
Elsewhere, Ryan Sweeney remains injured, so Liam Fontaine should keep his place in central defence.
Rangers To Win To Nil
Steven Gerrard has better news on the injury front with Alfredo Morelos back in the line-up midweek having missed last weekend’s action with a hamstring complaint.
Ianis Hagi provides another attacking option having missed three games following a positive covid test, though Ryan Kent remains sidelined with injury.
Ryan Jack remains unavailable in midfield, though Gerrard has plenty of options there with Joe Aribo, Vand Glen Kamara a likely trio.
At the back, Filip Helander is out for the foreseeable future having recently undergone surgery, so Leon Balogun should continue partnering Connor Goldson in the heart of defence.
Nathan Patterson Is fit again at right-back, though would have been unlikely to displace captain James Tavernier in any case.
Europe may have offered a few disappointments for Rangers this season, but in domestic action, they’re W6-D1-L1 so far and will expect to extract maximum points from this fixture.
Given Dundee’s obvious scoring problems, Rangers should be keeping a clean sheet here, even if they’re not as consistent at doing so on their travels when compared to results at Ibrox.
RANGERS TO WIN TO NIL