Rangers will travel to Tannadice Park to play against Dundee United in Round 27 of the Scottish Premiership. The home team are unbeaten in their last three league games and won their last match against Motherwell by a scoreline of 2-0. Rangers, on the other hand, have won their last two league games and will be high on confidence after their 4-2 UEFA Europa League win against Borussia Dortmund. Rangers defeated Dundee United in the second round of the league and avenged their loss from the reverse fixture.
Dundee United sit fourth in the league table with nine wins, six draws, and 11 losses. They have scored 21 goals with an xG of 24.14. In return, they have conceded 27 goals with an xGA of 37.67. When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar, the better the performance — you can see the league average in the middle, and the % is the percentile rank the player is in. When looking at the attacking and creative sides, we can observe that Dundee United have a low percentile rank in comparison to the other teams in the league. However, they are one of the best dribbles of the ball and have a high success rate. Defensively, the team has performed well and has a high percentile rank in comparison to the other teams. Dundee United have a high defensive action success rate and an average of 39 interceptions per 90 minutes.
Dundee United have attempted 257 shots and 88 of them were on target. The home team has attempted 129 shots from inside the opposition’s penalty box, with 48 on target. They are ranked second-lowest for shots attempted from inside the penalty box. The above map shows the shots attempted from open play. They have managed to attempt a few shots and score goals from inside the opposition’s 6-yard box. Tony Watt has scored ten goals and will be a threat towards the opposition goal.
Rangers will be high on confidence after their recent victory in Europe. They have won 19, drawn five, and only lost two matches. One of their losses was against Dundee United. Rangers have scored 55 goals with an xG rate of 53.9 and conceded 21 goals with an xGA of 20.05. From the above chart, we can observe that the Rangers have a high percentile rank compared to the other teams. They are only behind Celtic in most of the statistics. Rangers average more than two goals per match and possess a great threat towards the opposition goal.
Rangers have attempted 463 shots, with 166 of them hitting the target. 297 of the 463 shots have been attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box, and 119 of them have been on target. Rangers players have attempted a lot of shots from open play and have scored a few goals from inside the opposition’s 6-yard box.
Alfredo Morelos is the top goal-scorer for the Rangers with 11 goals. His return from the international break has boosted the team, and they have scored seven goals in the last two games. There are no fresh injury concerns for the away team.
Rangers will go as the favorites in this match and will look to avenge their loss in the same fixture in round two of the Scottish Premiership. The home team are also on a good run of form lately but will have a huge task on their hands against a tough opponent.