Hamilton finally got off the mark at the fourth attempt with a tight 1-0 win away at Motherwell, stealing the points late on, but for an hour they were outplayed and could have suffered if their opponents had a more lethal presence up top.
Hakeem Odoffin is actually the first Hamilton player to score this season as prior to that, they’d opened the season with three straight defeats as their only effort came via an own goal.
Rangers To Win 1-0
The hosts have now seen a solitary strike or less in six of their seven matches since late February, with the exception against an Odsonne Edouard inspired Celtic, while five of these finished 1-0 to one team or the other.
It’s been a similar story on the road for Rangers as across all competitions, five of six trips have also ended 1-0, with the exception a goalless stalemate at Livingston nearly a fortnight ago.
Rangers did bounce back from that setback with a 2-0 success hosting Kilmarnock, though both goals came in the second half as they took a while to find the breakthrough.
Steven Gerrard will have been pleased to see one of his two new strikers find the net, but also with a defensive resilience that yielded yet another clean sheet.
In the league, they’ve now registered six shutouts on the trot as they won all but that recent draw with Livingston, becoming the first Rangers side to begin a new campaign with five clean sheets since 1929/30.
Rangers To Win To Nil
That makes the win to nil an attractive proposition here, while the 1-0 correct score is also of interest.
However, the former is a lot safer with the Gers bagging at least four goals in eight of 12 head to heads with Hamilton in all competitions since 2017.
Of the 21 they’ve scored from seven games since the start of 2018/19, only two belonged to Alfredo Morelos and his situation doesn’t have to impair Rangers’ forward efforts.
0-0 Halftime Score
We’re not convinced Rangers are going to let loose as much this time around though. Their games have been goalless at the break in four of their least seven league outings and Hamilton look a good price to make it to half time unscathed.
Five of the hosts’ past seven matches were 0-0 at that point, including the most recent clash with Rangers in March.
It’s not as though Brian Rice is going to instruct his team to play an open game either, especially given the limited options at his disposal going forwards.