Scottish Premiership defending champions Rangers host Motherwell in Round 28 of the championship. Rangers dropped two points in the previous league game and are now three points behind the league leaders Celtic. Motherwell, on the other hand, are winless in their last seven league games and have struggled to defend this season.
Rangers sit second in the league with 19 wins and six draws. They have been the second-best team in the league. Rangers have scored 56 goals and average 1.94 goals per 90 minutes. Their xG rate this season is 56.48 and from the above viz, we can observe that Rangers have created the highest threat rate from the centre in comparison to the other teams in the league. The home team have the second-best defensive record and have conceded 22 goals.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men have attempted 486 shots, and 176 of them were on target. Of these 486 shots, 309 have been attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box, and 122 have been on target.
Rangers have created a large number of threats from the wider sides, particularly the right side, as shown by the threat creation map above. James Tavernier, the club captain and right-back, has created the most dangerous threats from passes. He has created the highest threat from corners, followed by crosses. Borna Barisic has created threats from the left side, and he has also been effective with his crossing.
Alfredo Morelos is expected to lead the line once again for the home team. The manager is expected to stick with the same trio of Joe Aribo, John Lundstram, and Ryan Jack, who have formed a partnership in the midfield.
Motherwell are in the mid-table and have won nine and lost 11 games this season. They have scored 28 goals and conceded 40 in return. Motherwell have attempted 258 shots, and 90 of them have been on target. 147 shots have been attempted from inside the opposition’s penalty box, and 64 of them have been on target. The above viz shows that Motherwell have attempted very few passes this season and have the lowest average per 90 minutes.
The xT creation zones of Motherwell show that they created more threats from the right side. Right-back Stephen O’Donnell has created the highest threat rate, especially from crosses and throw-ins. Midfielder Sean Goss is the outfield player who has created the second-highest threat rate. He has created the highest threat rate from crosses. The midfielder also has four assists to his name.
Rangers will look to secure three points against a leaky Motherwell defense. They have dropped behind Celtic and have been the second-best this season in terms of statistics. Rangers will be high on confidence after their UEFA Europa League qualification for the next round.