Description: RNG Vs MRR Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Rangers look to keep upto speed with Celtics in the opening exchanges of the new season.
They missed out on the Scottish Premiership last season as the league was curtailed early due to Coronavirus and subsequently went crashing out of the Europa League as well. Taking on Bayer Leverkusen earlier this week, Rangers needed to overcome a colossal 3-0 deficit, a task the club horrifically faltered in.
The side was putdown 1-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 tie between the two, a shambolic and dreary performance which emoted to the side’s calibre of the global footballing stage. Despite having nothing to lose, Rangers failed to give a good account of themselves with the side once again outshined in a match where they were largely absent and invisible.
With European commitments completed, the focus once again shits to the Scottish Premiership for Rangers. The side began the 2020-21 edition of the league with a closely fought 1-0 win to Aberdeen, a result saw the side get their efforts of stopping Celtic from winning a 10th successive title off to the perfect start.
RNG Vs MRR Dream11 Probable Winner
While Rangers are touted as outright favourites on most occasions in the league, St Mirren will be looking to give them a hard time today. After surviving relegation by just 6 points last season, the side decided to completely overhaul its defence, a set of events which saw the side eek out a hard fought and draining 1-0 win in the team’s season opener.
They’ll be looking to emulate that fight and character today as well with us envisioning them doling out a spitting image of the bygone win. However, Rangers are capable of scoring against any defence and should manage to register a second win on the bounce today.
Probable Playing 11
- Rangers will once again have to do without Katic for the day’s clash with the CB out injured.
McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Barisic, Jack, Davis, Aribo, Hagi, Roofe, Kent
Alnwick, Fraser, McCarthy, Shaughnessy, Tait, Foley, MacPherson, McAllister, McGrath, Dummas, Obika
Scottish Premiership 2020-21
Match: Rangers Vs St Mirren
Date And Time: 9th August, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
- Kent: 1 Goal
- Tait: 1 Goal
Aberdeen Vs Rangers: 0-1
St Mirren Vs Livingston: 1-0
Dream 11 Picks
The only chance Western Sydney Wanderers have of salvaging anything from the impending fixture is if the side’s defence can click. And they’ll be thrusting everything into defence in a bid to keep Western United at bay across the 90 minutes.
Aiding the side in this gameplan will be the wordclass Tristan Prendergast. Ever since the league has resumed, he’s been handed over the goal-keeping mantle, one he’s made his own by send attacks skittling with his ability to clobber shots targeted towards his goal.
One of the most sublime and pristine defences in the league, Rangers have always traditionally been a side which has been extremely difficult to score against. And with the side taking on the worst attacking unit from the bygone season, everything emotes towards this being a second cleansheet on the bounce for Rangers.
It’s a discourse which sees us rope in the side’s entire backline for the day. In James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic, the side has four well endowed defensive players, names who have given opponents cold feet in their scoring efforts.
St Mirren on the other hand see us opt for the pick of Richard Tait for the imminent scrimmage. He managed to rummage a wondrous goal for himself in the side’s foregone fixture, a thumping header which handed his side a 1-0 win in the opener.
Rangers’ Ryan Kent was responsible for his side’s win in the team’s opening match of the ongoing season. The goal once again emphasised why he’s become such a pivotal part of this Rangers side with the player always carrying a goal scoring threat owing to his expansive capabilities.
Joe Aribo links up with him with the two moving in unison and manifesting several match winning displays for the club. The visiting team will on the other hand see us rope in Jamie McGrath after his pinch perfect cross ended up being converted for the team’s winning goal.
CDM Sam Foley quietly went about in the backdrop with a gallant display in the side’s league opener, a display filled with tackles, blocks and winning aerial duels for the side.
Although the visitors ended up keeping a cleansheet the last time around, we can’t ignore the fact that they were one of the worst defensive setups last season. And with their new players still acclimatising to each other, Rangers’ could easily end up capitalising on a wavering backline to see their striker, Kemar Roofe wrap up our set of picks for the outing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With a cleansheet looking extremely likely for Rangers, the attacking inclined Tavernier will captain our side while Kent is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Alnwick, Barisic, Goldson, Tavernier, Balogun, Tait, Aribo, Kent, Jamie, Foley, Kemar
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