Rangers took their time to break the deadlock against Livingston on Wednesday, but the 1-0 win has helped them maintain their four-point cushion over Celtic at the top of the table. Livi had entered a spot of good form heading into that fixture however, and Ross County should prove an easier assignment.
The Staggies have lost three of four games across all competitions ahead of this one, even if all three defeats came on the road and by one-goal margins to Hearts, Livingston and Dundee Utd.
Their home form remains decent, with just the single defeat from their last five at Dingwall, albeit when Celtic came to town last month.
Despite their lowly position in the table, Ross County have been effective going forwards and have only failed to score in one of their past 14 league games. By the same token, they’ve been desperately poor at the other end and have already conceded 38 goals this season, with only Dundee (39) shipping more.
In home league games alone, Ross County have only failed to score in one of 15 games dating back to late February, netting at least twice on eight occasions and at least once in their three clashes with either Rangers or Celtic during this period.
That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be able to keep that up here, given Rangers have re-established their defensive stability that brought them the title last year.
Rangers To Win And Over 2.5 Goals
The Gers have now won 10 of 12 unbeaten games in all competitions under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and in the league alone, they’ve won all but one of their past 11 matches, registering seven clean sheets across the last eight.
Although Rangers have been involved in a lot of low-scoring encounters in recent outings, with each of their past six league games featuring a maximum of three goals, past form in the head-to-heads and Ross County’s leaky defence would suggests there could be a higher output here.
The Gers have won each of the last 11 meetings since 2017/18 and have been especially prolific at the sharp end in recent clashes, bagging at least four goals in each of the past four.
The visitors may be without Alfredo Morelos as he’s away on international duty, but they will be boosted in attack by the return of Ryan Kent from suspension, while Joe Aribo is back from the Africa Cup of Nations following Nigeria’s elimination.
Further, Ryan Jack, Kemar Roofe and Scot Arfield all made appearances from the bench last time out and will be pushing for starts, while 18-year-old Alex Lowry impressed last time out as well.
RANGERS TO WIN AND OVER 2.5 GOALS