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Vedran Ostojic 14 Jan 2020
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Scottish Cup
Rangers vs Stranraer
19:45 – 17 Jan 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Rangers vs Stranraer Score Prediction

Rangers vs Stranraer Match Info

Match date: 17th January 2020

Kick-Off: 7:45 pm

Stadium: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Rangers vs Stranraer Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

25 Jul 2016 Rangers 3 – 0 Stranraer
26 Apr 2014 Rangers 3 – 0 Stranraer
25 Feb 2014 Stranraer 0 – 2 Rangers

Matches played: 5

Rangers wins: 4

Stranraer wins: 0

Draws: 1

Rangers vs Stranraer Stats

  • Stranraer sit rock-bottomed with just 12 points to their name after 20 League One outings
  • Rangers come into the match on the back of a five-match winning streak
  • The sides last met in 2016 and Gers bagged a 3-0 League Cup win with goals from Martin Waghorn (x2) and Niko Kranjcar

Rangers vs Stranraer Match Preview

Rangers have been furious and they started the New Year in a similar fashion as they beat Lokomotiv (6-1) in last week’s friendly, connecting their fifth win in a row and now hoping to build on it as they host League One strugglers Stranraer for their 4th Round FA Cup clash on Friday.

Gers beat Motherwell (0-2), Hibernian (0-3), Kilmarnock (1-0), and Celtic (1-2) in late December and they’ll surely enjoy the break, sitting just two points behind pace-setting Bhoys but holding a game in hand. They’ve been scoring numbers of goals on the regular and building on such consistency will be crucial for Steven Gerrard.

Stranraer have to look for an upset and come into the match as heavy underdogs for a reason, seeing six losses in eight League One outings and only ending the streak with draws against Dumbarton (1-1) and Clyde (3-3) in late December and early January, respectively.

Blues have beaten Dunfermline (1-0) in FA Cup along the way as James Hilton made the difference from the spot, but struggled to keep it together at the back lately. They conceded a high total of 13 goals in the last five outings and doing more against Rangers will be a must in search of an upset.

However, we don’t see the visitors making it happen or even coming close for that matter. Rangers have been quite convincing and we’ll now back them to more of the same and go for a comfortable Home win with Asian Handicap -3.5 – hoping to see the obvious difference in depth of quality.

We thus expect goals but we’re hoping to see a one-sided contest at Ibrox. Gers will want a clean sheet and we’ll back them to it, which would be the fourth such occasion in six competitive home outings since early November. They’ve been tough at the back and we should see more of the same in that sense as well.

Rangers vs Stranraer Betting Tips

Rangers to win -3.5 @ Odds will be shown here when available

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    Rangers vs Stranraer Match Info Match date: 17th January 2020 Kick-Off: 7:45 pm Stadium: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Rangers vs Stranraer Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 25 Jul 2016 Rangers 3 – 0 Stranraer 26 Apr 2014 Rangers 3 – 0 Stranraer 25 Feb 2014 Stranraer 0 – 2 Rangers Matches played: 5 Rangers…