Rangers v Dundee Utd: Kick-off time, is it on TV, stream details, odds, form guide

From Antwerp and the Europa League, to Dundee United in the domestic league – it’s back to Premiership football for Steven Gerrard and Rangers on Sunday.

Dundee United's Mark Reynolds (L) wins a header against Connor Goldson during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium, on September 12, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Dundee United's Mark Reynolds (L) wins a header against Connor Goldson during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium, on September 12, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The league table is now level in games played at the top with Celtic and Rangers both 29 matches through the 38-game campaign.

Rangers enjoy a commanding 15-point lead and could extend that for a few hours on Sunday with Celtic in an unusual Sunday night kick-off at Ross County. Before then Micky Mellon is in Govan with his Tangerines.

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Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game.

Match details

Who: Rangers v Dundee United

What: SPFL Scottish Premiership

Where: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Rangers Scott Arfield and Jamie Robson in action during a Scottish Premiership match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tannadice, on December 13, 2020, in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

When: 3pm, Sunday, February 21, 2021

How to watch

The match is live on Rangers TV for Ibrox season ticket holders, overseas subscribers and a pay-per-view stream is still available the via RangersTV website.

Highlights will also be available from BBC on the iPlayer and Sportscene at 10.30pm on BBC One on Sunday night.

Form

Rangers: WWDWWDWW (1st)

Dundee United: WWLLLDDDLD (7th)

Micky Mellon’s Dundee United side have enjoyed a resurgence of late with two wins in a row – the first time they’ve managed such a sequence all season. The double puts a more favourable slant on United’s seventh place after going 15 games and just three wins since mid-October.

Rangers are on the back of an enthralling, and exhausting, 4-3 win over Royal Antwerp in the Europa League and remain unbeaten in all but one of their games this season. Indeed Steven Gerrard’s side has conceded just ONCE at Ibrox in the league this season – so Nicky Clark and Lawrence Shankland have their work cut-out.

Team news

Kemar Roofe is out suspended after his retrospective ban for a bookable offence against St Johnstone which landed him a controversial two-game suspension. The striker limped out of the game against Royal Antwerp so would be a doubt anyway, however Jermain Defoe comes back into the reckoning for Rangers. James Tavernier was due to have a scan on his knock incurred in the same game on Saturday with Steven Gerrard hinting Leon Balogun would be his preferred short-term option at right-back.

Calvin Bassey, Nathan Patterson and Bongani Zungu will not be involved as the first-team fringe trio are isolating.

Dundee United will be without suspended Peter Pawlett and fellow midfielder Dillon Powers because of a head injury. Forward Logan Chalmers is in contention.

Previous Meetings

United have a reasonably good record against Rangers over the past dozen encounters between the sides. The Tangerines have won five of the last 12 meetings – including two Scottish Cup wins at Ibrox.

The last game at Ibrox ended 4-0 for Steven Gerrard’s side and included a controverisial incident with Ryan Edwards and Alfredo Morelos which left the COlombian with a gaping wpund and post-match cpmments from the Rangers manager prompted an SFA disciplinary charge.

Highlights

Rangers 4 Dundee Utd 0 – September 12, 2020 CLICK HERE

Dundee Utd 1 Rangers 2 – December 13, 2020 CLICK HERE

Bookmakers’ odds

Rangers 2/11 (bet365) Draw 6/1 (Skybet, betway) Dundee Utd 18/1 (William Hill)

First scorers: Jermain Defoe 3/1 (Boylesports, betway), Lawrence Shankland 12/1 (betway)

Correct score: 1-1 Draw 12/1 (Various) 2-0 Rangers 5/1 (Boylesports, Bet365) 3-0 Rangers 5/1 (McBookie) 1-0 Dundee United 35/1 (McBookie)

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