After Rangers’ excellent season in the Championship last time out when they won the second division title pretty much convincingly and the Gers bolstering their squad with quality and proven experience in the summer, a strong title challenge was expected from the Glasgow giants this season.
However, their start to the season has been a big, big letdown. Rangers have not been able to put any kind of title challenge to their arch rivals Celtic and are languishing at the fifth position on the table after ten games. The gap between top of the table Celtic and them is nine points with Celtic literally running away with the league.
It is recoverable but for that, Rangers need to pick up their game and Celtic need to lose and both look very unlikely. Rangers had to settle for a 1-1 draw against St. Johnstone in the midweek and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they take on Kilmarnock on Saturday.
The two sides met each other earlier this season and it finished 1-1.
Here is the predicted Rangers lineup against Kilmarnock.
Wes Foderingham should keep his place under the bar with ease ahead of veteran Matt Gilks. Lee Hodson has done an excellent job at right-back in the last two games and has proven that he is better defensively when compared to James Tavernier. Therefore, we expect the Northern Irish international to keep his place.
Rob Kiernan and Clint Hill should keep their places at the heart of the defence with Danny Wilson doubtful for the game.
Skipper Lee Wallace will keep his place at left-back.