Dundee v Rangers: Managerless Gers worth taking on

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Kick Off: 1515, 19/02/2017

Stadium: Dens Park

TV: Sky Sports 5

Rangers have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons again recently and Dundee could prove a value bet at 4/1 to take advantage of their managerial problems at Dens Park on Sunday.

The Glasgow giants overcame Mark Warburton’s shock departure just before last weekend’s Scottish Cup win over Morton at Ibrox, but this will be a much sterner test of their resolve.

A Look At Dundee’s Betting Odds

Dundee manager Paul Hartley admitted he was looking for more than two points from recent draws with Inverness and Kilmarnock but will take heart from the fact that his side have been creating plenty of chances going forward.

The Dark Blues are playing with lots of confidence at home following an unbeaten run of six league matches at Dens Park, which includes wins over fourth-placed Hearts and St Johnstone in fifth.

Dundee were comfortable for long periods when only losing out to an injury-time goal at Ibrox in November and 6/5 they avoid defeat in this fixture is another fair price for those who prefer to play things a little safer.

A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds

Warburton’s reign at Rangers came to an abrupt end following a 4-1 hammering at Hearts and a 1-1 draw with Ross County at Ibrox which prompted some home fans to boo their own team at the final whistle.

Under-20s boss Graeme Murty took charge for the cup game against fourth-placed Championship outfit Morton and it was a case of relief all round as Rangers recovered from going behind early on to scrape through 2-1.

Speculation over future developments will have made it hard for the players to prepare for this tricky trip and we’re predicting the visitors will try to keep things tight, so 87/100 for under 2.5 stands out in the total goals market.

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Last result:

DUNDEE 1-1 Kilmarnock – Kevin Holt

RANGERS 2-1 Morton – Kenny Miller, Martyn Waghorn

Head-to-head: Rangers 1-0 Dundee, Dundee 1-2 Rangers, Rangers 4-0 Dundee

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Andrew works at the Press Association where he oversees all the company’s sport betting editorial, having previously worked on the Teletext Sport desk and been editor of the England cricket team’s website. A lifelong Huddersfield Town fan, his preferred way to unwind is to head for the hills on his bike.

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