Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side will be looking to continue their rampant run of form in the Premiership when they travel to Tannadice Park to take on Dundee United this Sunday. The Ibrox club are coming into this tie on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win against Lech Poznań in midweek, where goals from Cedric Itten and Ianis Hagi proved to be the difference between the two sides. Not only did they manage to beat the Polish side, but they even secured top spot in the Europa League group, owing to Benfica’s 2-2 draw against Standard Liege.
The Ibrox club’s most recent Premiership match saw them face off against Ross County, in a result that ended with a comfortable 4-0 scoreline to Steven Gerrard’s high-flyers. Currently sitting pretty at the top of the table with a vast lead of 13 points, it would be quite surprising if the Gers were to drop points on Sunday evening. Dundee United, on the other hand, currently find themselves in 6th place on the Premiership table, with 20 points on the board so far. With Kilmarnock just one win away from catching up to them, Lawrence Shankland and team will be eager to create some distance.
The Ibrox club have no major injury concerns to be worried about right now. It looks like they already got through most of their misfortune in the early parts of the season, as Gerrard currently has what is almost a full-strength roster to choose from. The only long-term absentee in the roster is defender Nikola Katic, who’s had no part to play in the team ever since the start of the current season. Whether or not Filip Helander is fit enough to make his return remains to be seen, while Ryan Jack might also be a slight doubt.
Here Is The Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup Vs Dundee United:
Predicted 4-3-3 Rangers Lineup Vs Dundee United
Jon McLaughlin was given a start in between the sticks for their win against Lech Poznań, which means that Steven Gerrard is expected to bring veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor back into the eleven for this clash against United. James Tavernier was one of the first-team names who wasn’t included in the eleven for the midweek game, which means that he is likely to return, with Borna Barisic continuing on the other side. The centre-half combination of Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun are set to retain their place as well.
Bongani Zungu was handed a start by Steven Gerrard in the midweek outing, but the South African is likely to return to the bench on the weekend. Despite his impressive display in the core of the team, Steven Davis is expected to come back into the eleven. The other two midfielders who started the game against Poznań were Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield. The same duo are likely to retain their place in the team for this weekend clash against Dundee United as well.
The midweek game handed Steven Gerrard the opportunity to rest all three of his first-choice attackers, with Cédric Itten, Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo leading the line for the Gers instead. The weekend meeting though, could see the return of the usual suspects in attack. Ryan Kent has been their biggest spark in the final third all campaign, and the Englishman is almost guaranteed to make his way back into the team. Alfredo Morelos should be given the nod in the centre-forward role, with Kemar Roofe operating over on the right flank.