Rangers will be hugely disappointed with a 2-0 defeat at home to Lyon on Thursday, especially as Ibrox has been a fortress for them, with this their first home defeat in the Europa League group stages under Steven Gerrard.
They can’t really claim to have deserved more from the fixture either, with Connor Goldson a tad fortunate not to see red and the French outfit largely dominating the second half.
Although it would be virtually impossible for Rangers to maintain the standards they set in last season’s unbeaten league campaign, they have still won four of five matches this term and sit at the top of the standings.
They’ve won all 21 home games since the start of last season, though while they only conceded a single goal across the first 14 of these, the subsequent seven outings have seen them concede on three occasions.
That’s still an excellent defensive record, but there might be reason to suggest Motherwell can get onto the scoreboard.
Gerrard has masterminded six wins from eight encounters with Motherwell during his time in Glasgow, though his side only registered two clean sheets across these as both teams registered in the other six.
Even last season when Rangers were at their imperious best, they failed to shut Motherwell out in all three clashes, and over this entire period, all three clashes at Ibrox have seen Rangers win but concede in the process.
Rangers To Win And Both Teams To Score
Up against last season’s top three sides (Rangers, Celtic and Hibernian), Motherwell have only failed to score in one of their past eight matches.
However, in 10 such fixtures in total since the start of that campaign, they only hold a W1-D2-L7 record, conceding at least three times on six occasions.
The visitors come into this fixture on the back of a three-game winning streak and certainly have goalscoring credentials. They haven’t drawn a blank in 13 league games now, while even away from home, they’ve failed to score just once in 10 fixtures.
Rangers will also be weakened in defence with centre-back Filip Helander out for the foreseeable future having undergone knee surgery.
Meanwhile, in attack, they’ll be sweating on the fitness of Ryan Kent, who suffered a hamstring injury versus Lyon and was replaced with 20 minutes to go.
RANGERS TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE