The defending champions began the Giovanni van Bronckhorst era with two wins in two league games. Rangers have now won 11 games and lost one out of the 15 played this season. Rangers’ goal count for the season is 33, and they have conceded 14 goals so far. They have scored the joint highest number of goals in the Scottish Premiership. Kemar Roofe scored a late penalty to hand Rangers a 1-0 victory over Hibernian in the previous round.
Rangers had 55% ball possession, and attempted 31 positional attacks in the game. The team attempted 15 shots with a shot accuracy rate of 26.67%. Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi attempted three shots each for the league leaders. Rangers players only attempted nine passes into the opposition’s penalty box, with four being successful.
Kemar Roofe came off the bench in the last match after recovering from injury and scored a late penalty. The striker has taken his goal-scoring tally to six goals and will be hoping to add more goals in the upcoming matches. James Tavernier is also a threat from the right and already has ten assists to his name. Defender Leon Balogun is once again expected to miss this match, and there are no new concerns for the manager. Ryan Jack could also make a return to the squad.
Dundee earned their fourth victory of the season after completing a 1-0 victory over St. Johnstone in the previous round. Dundee dominated the match and attempted 18 shots, with 11 attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box. The expected goal rate of the team was 1.26, and four shots were on target. Dundee players attempted 24 passes into the opposition’s penalty box and were successful in delivering nine passes.
Dundee have scored 15 goals and conceded 27. They have the joint-worst defense in the Scottish Premiership in the current season. But their recent run of three wins along with three clean sheets in the last four games has handed them the confidence going into this match.
Jason Cummings and Daniel Mullen are the top goal scorers with three goals each. Paul McMullan had six assists to his name, making him one of the top goal contributors in the league. Lee Ashcroft remains sidelined due to injury, and there are no fresh injury concerns for the manager.
Rangers will look to complete a league double over Dundee and put pressure on the trailing pack. They are the top goal-scorers in the league and are undefeated at home, making them the favourites for this match. Dundee will have to attack more as they did in the last match if they want to challenge Rangers.