'Contrasting fortunes' - Andy Walker predicts Rangers clash v Motherwell
Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker has predicted that Rangers will win 3-1 against Motherwell when the two sides meet at Fir Park on Sunday.
Steven Gerrard’s side conceded for the first time this season last weekend when they drew 2-2 with Hibernian at Easter Road but have been tipped to get back to winning ways by ex-Celtic striker Walker.
“It was contrasting fortunes for these sides on Thursday night in the Europa League qualifiers when Motherwell lost 3-0 in Israel to Hapoel Be’er-Sheva while Rangers were impressing in their 4-0 away win in the Netherlands against Willem II,” Walker wrote on the Sky Sports website.
“Given that Hibs finally breached the Rangers defence last weekend, I wonder how Callum Lang and Tony Watt will fare? Steven Gerrard will be keen to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible as their two draws so far this season have been in games that they’ve had by far the better chances.”
Rangers were disappointing in Edinburgh last week but Hibs have started the season well and it was always going to be a tough match for Gerrard’s side.
Motherwell, on the other hand, have had a completely different start to the season.
Not only were Stephen Robinson’s side knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday, they are also floundering at the wrong end of the Scottish Premiership table with just two wins from their first eight matches.
However, those two wins have come in their last two outings and last week’s 3-0 win at Pittodrie suggests they are still a team who can cause some upsets this term.
Motherwell won’t be underestimated by any means but they are still a team that Rangers should be hoping to beat quite easily.
With Alfredo Morelos among the goals and Ryan Kent on a hot streak of form, there are few teams out there who can stop Rangers at the moment.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard was blown away by this “game-changer” against Willem II.