Rangers Preview

Dundee travel to Ibrox for the first game after the international break and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match against Rangers.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Rangers v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

DATE: Saturday 15th September 2018

KICK OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Ibrox Stadium

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1872

STADIUM: Ibrox Stadium

CAPACITY: 50,817

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Steven Gerrard

CHAIRMAN: Dave King

NICKNAME: The Gers

MASCOT: Broxi Bear

CLUB SPONSOR: 32Red

CLUB COLOURS: Royal blue, white and red

HONOURS: UEFA Cup Winners Cup winners – 1971/72

Scottish League Division One Champions – 31 times

Scottish League A Division Champions – 4 times

Scottish League Premier Division Champions – 12 times

Scottish Premier League Champions – 7 times

SPFL Championship winners – 2015/16

SPFL League One winners – 2013/14

Scottish League Third Division winners – 2012/13

Scottish Cup winners – 33 times

Scottish League Cup winners – 27 times

SPFL Challenge Cup winners – 2015/16

Drybrough Cup winners – 1979/80

Tennents Sixes winners – 1984, 1989

RECORD WIN: 14-2 v Blairgowrie, Scottish Cup 1st round, 20/1/1934

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 118,567 v Celtic, Scottish League, 2/1/1939

WEBSITE: www.rangers.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Ibrox for sat-nav is as follows:  Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston  Drive, Glasgow, G51 2XD

Ibrox is located slightly south-west of Glasgow’s city centre on the south bank of the river Clyde at about 2.5 miles from the central rail station and city centre.

The stadium stands close to the M8 motorway. Exit either at junction 23 or 24, and turn north. After a few hundred metres turn right at the roundabout. The stadium is on your left hand side.

If using public transport, Ibrox is best reached by Subway. The circular Glasgow subway system links Ibrox with the city centre. Board the metro in the centre, e.g. at Buchanan Street or St Enoch, and get off at station Ibrox. The journey is slightly quicker via the Outer Circle, taking 10 to 15 minutes.

Head to Head v Rangers

LEAGUE: Won 49, drawn 46, lost 130

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, drawn 6, lost 14

LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, drawn 2, lost 14

TOTAL: Won 55, drawn 54, lost 158

Last Five Dundee v Rangers Matches

  1. 7/4/2018 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 49,142
  2. 24/11/2017 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Won 2-1 | 8,548 | O’Hara (2)
  3. 9/9/2017 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 4-1 | 49,164 | El Bahktaoui
  4. 19/2/2017 | Home | SPFL Premiership | Won 2-1 | 9,017 | O’Hara, Holt
  5. 19/11/2016 | Away | SPFL Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 48,733

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues went down to a 4-0 defeat against Rangers at Ibrox in the last match before the split in April. Kenny Miller put Rangers ahead seven minutes before half time and Alfredo Morelos added a second midway through the second half. As Dundee chased the game in vain Rangers found the space to score two late goals from Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias.

Rangers: Foderingham, Tavernier (c), Martin, McRorie (Alves 64), John, Candeias, Docherty (Halliday 61), Dorrans, Murphy, Miller (Goss 77), Morelos

Unused subs: Alnwick (gk), Hodson, Cummings, O’Halloran.

Goals: Miller (37), Morelos (68), Murphy (78), Candeias (90).

Booked: McRorie (foul on Deacon), Alves (foul on Wighton), Morelos (foul on Parish).

Dundee FC: Parish (Ferrie 84), Caulker (c), Meekings, Kusunga, O’Hara, Kamara, Spence (Wighton 57), Holt, Deacon, Moussa (Leitch-Smith 74), Murray

Unused subs: Kerr, Aurtenetxe, Wolters, Scott.

Booked: Kusunga (foul on Docherty), Moussa (foul on Foderingham).

Attendance: 49,142.

Referee: Greg Aitken. Assistants: Gary Hilland, Willie Conquer. Fourth Official: Kevin Graham.

Rangers Season So Far

Rangers’ season started back in June in the Europa League qualifiers and they successfully negotiated through to the group stages by dispatching FK Shkupi of Macedonia, Osijek of Croatia, NK Maribor of Slovenia and Russian side FC UFA.

Steven Gerrard’s first Premiership match in charge was a tough trip up to Pittodrie and despite losing Alfredo Morelos to a red card after just 12 minutes were only denied victory when The Dons equalised in injury time.

After defeating St Mirren 2-0 in their first Premiership home game Rangers knocked Kilmarnock out the Betfred Cup with a 3-1 win at Rugby Park but were again denied all three points in injury time in the next game at Fir Park when Motherwell made in 3-3 with seconds to go.

In the first Old Firm game of the season Gerrard lost his unbeaten record when an Oliver Ntcham goal was enough to give the hosts victory at Celtic Park. 

Top Scorers

RANGERS: Morelos 6; Tavernier 3; Goldson, Ejaria, Lafferty 2: Katić, Coulibaly, Murphy 1

DUNDEE: Moussa, Mendy 2; Wighton, Madianaga, Spence, McGowan, Ngwatala, Källman 1

Ticketing Information

FANS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS MATCH IS ALL TICKET

Dundee fans will be housed in the Broomloan Road Stand Lower and the prices are as follows:

Adults: £27

Over 65s: £20

16/17 Year Old: £20

Under 16: £9

Tickets are available at the ticket office, in person or by phone, and shortly via the website at www.dundeefc.co.uk then click on “TICKETS” at the top of the website

Matchday Programme

Rangers 2018/19 matchday programme is an 84-page full colour edition which is available in and around the stadium priced £3.50.

A digital edition can also be purchased for both iOS and Android via the official Rangers website.

How To Watch

We will not have live video coverage of this match but audio will be available.

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Premiership games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday while a shorter highlights package will be available to on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DeeTV from Friday.