Rangers vs Ross County Prediction: Back Bears for a festive win at Ibrox

 | December 26 | 

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Rangers host Ross County in Govan on Wednesday as the big games continue to come thick and fast.

Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse offers his predictions at attractive odds…

Rangers vs Ross County Betting Tips:

  • Back Rangers HT/FT @ 8/15
  • Back Rangers to win 2-0 in the Correct Score market @ 11/2

Rangers welcome Ross County to Ibrox on Wednesday as the hosts aim to continue their great form, piling pressure on Celtic. Philippe Clement’s Bears have impressed so far this month and want to gift fans another Christmas present by collecting three vital points during the festive period.

Wednesday heralds the second meeting of Rangers and Ross County this season after the Gers bagged a 2-0 win at the Global Energy Stadium back in August. Keep reading as we preview the game, round up the form, and offer two predictions at decent odds.

Team News

Rangers continue to push for pole position despite a deepening injury crisis. Clement will be delighted to reach January when he can bolster his squad in the winter transfer window. The experienced Belgian is enjoying life in Glasgow and led Rangers to the first piece of silverware of the season, beating Aberdeen 1-0 at Hampden to clinch the League Cup. But he knows the team must remain focused and ignore the hype. There’s still plenty of work to do if they are to dethrone Celtic.

An unconvincing first half of the season has Ross County fighting for survival, with the Staggies stuck at the wrong end of the table. They’ve suffered a mixed bag of results this month, beating Motherwell 3-0 at home but losing 2-0 in Paisley against St Mirren. The Staggies are the underdogs to win in Govan, but we can take nothing for granted in the Scottish Premiership, especially at this time of year when the fixtures pile up.

Rangers vs Ross County Odds

All new and existing Betfred customers can wager on the midweek game at Ibrox with odds and markets available today. There are no major surprises in the match-winner betting, with Rangers the predictable favourites to secure all three points and continue their great form.

Fancy a home win? You can back Rangers for victory at 1/7, which is short but may help boost your festive accumulators. If you prefer an upset, you’ll find more eye-catching odds on the Betfred website and mobile app. Ross County to snag a rare win in Glasgow is priced at 11/1, with the draw an option 6/1.

Bet 1: Rangers HT/FT @ 8/15

We’ll keep it simple with our predictions and back Rangers to be winning at half-time and full-time. Gers don’t exactly explode out of the blocks under Clement, preferring to take their time, work out an opponent, and hit them where it hurts. But it’ll be a special atmosphere at the home of the League Cup winners, and it’ll inject pace into the play, helping the hosts be more direct in their approach.

If Rangers can score early against Ross County, they have the quality to put the game to bed early. There will be a few tired legs in the home dressing room, but the boss has already shown he isn’t slow in making changes and using his squad when required. Back Rangers HT/FT in your accas to help boost the returns.

Bet 2: Rangers 2-0 @ 11/2

We aim higher with our second prediction and advise backing Rangers 2-0 in the correct score market. We enjoyed a winning 2-0 correct score in Rangers' recent home victory over a stuffy St Johnstone and believe Wednesday’s match will follow a similar pattern with Rangers scoring in the first half, controlling the game, remaining patient, and creating plenty of opportunities to score.

We take confidence from the head-to-head stats, noting Rangers beat Ross County 2-0 in August thanks to goals from Kemar Roofe and captain fantastic James Tavernier. Gers scored exactly two goals in each of their last two meetings with the Staggies, and we’ll stick with that trend. Back Rangers to beat Ross County 2-0 at Ibrox.

Frank Monkhouse covers Scottish Football for us here at Betfred Insights. You can check out all of his work along with that of the rest of our Football Betting Tips desk on our main Football page...

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