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

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers host John Hughes’ rejuvenated Ross County at Ibrox this Saturday, on a quiet card in the Scottish Premiership.

Ross County's Coll Donaldson competes with Cedric Itten during the Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and Rangers at the Global Energy Stadium on December 06, 2020, in Dingwall, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Rangers enjoy a healthy lead at the top of the table, and will restore their three-match advantage over Celtic on Saturday, after the second-placed side caught up on one of their outstanding games with the midweek draw at Livingston.

Steven Gerrard’s side has hit six goals without reply against the Highland visitors but the Staggies now have former Celtic defender John ‘Yogi’ Hughes at the helm for their second trip to Ibrox this season.

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Match details

Who: Rangers v Ross County

What: SPFL Scottish Premiership

Where: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Rangers Glen Kamara and Ross Draper in action during a Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Ross County at Ibrox Stadium on October 04, in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

When: 3pm, Saturday, January 23, 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 on Sportscene programmes.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard speaks with Michael Gardyne at full time during the Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and Rangers at the Global Energy Stadium on December 06, 2020, in Dingwall, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Form

Rangers: DWWWWWWLW (1st)

Ross County: WLDWLLLL (11th)

Ross County enjoyed a huge success against Aberdeen last weekend, hitting the Dons early and running out 4-1 winners. Victory lifted the Staggies off the bottom of the league and they’ll be looking for a similar performance to that win and the away victory at Easter Road when Hughes’ side saw off Hibs.

Rangers stuttered at Motherwell on Sunday in a slow-starting draw at Fir Park and Steven Gerrard will be keen to find their top gears again to maintain their dominant lead at the summit of the Premiership.

Team news

Ryan Jack could be back in contention for Rangers after his over-due return from injury and Kemar Roofe is back in full training.

George Edmundson has had a small hernia operation so will be missing, as will Scott Arfield who is continuing to rehabilitate from his ankle injury.

Cedric Itten’s fourth goal against Motherwell this season has also pushed him to the front of the queue calling for a start, though Jermain Defoe also impressed off the bench on Sunday.

The Staggies have question marks over Carl Tremarco, Callum Morris and striker Ross Stewart.

Previous Meetings

Rangers have not conceded to the Staggies for almost three years – the last goal scored was a David Ngog penalty at Ibrox in January 2018.

So far Rangers have registered six goals without reply this season, James Tavernier scoring a goal in each game – 2-0 and 4-0 wins. Brandon Barker also scored for Rangers at Ibrox while Dingwall Kemar Roofe, Jermain Defoe and a Callum Morris own goal also counted for Rangers.

Last season the Ibrox side won by the same scorelines and also scored a 1-0 win in the Highlands.

Highlights

Rangers 2 Ross County 0 – October 4, 2020 CLICK HERE

Ross County 0 Rangers 4 – December 6, 2020 CLICK HERE

Bookmakers’ odds

Rangers 1/8 (bet365) Draw 1/8 (bet365, Skybet) Ross County 22/1 (William Hill)

First scorers: Jermain Defoe 13/5 (bet365), James Tavernier 4/1 (bet365) Joe Aribo 11/2 (bet365) Greg Stewart 7/2 (bet365)

Correct score: 1-1 Draw 16/1 (Various) 2-0 Rangers 6/1 (bet365) 1-0 Rangers 9/1 (bet365) 2-1 Rangers 10/1 (bet365) 2-1 Ross County 66/1 (bet365)

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