With 15 points from 17 games played under Malky Mackay, Ross County, which has had a patchy season in 2022–23, is ranked 10th in the Scottish Premiership.
With only 14 goals scored this season, the Staggies have struggled to find the back of the net. This puts them behind Kilmarnock in the league for fewest goals scored.
When Ross County returned to competitive play last weekend, they fell to St Johnstone 2-1 at home, with a double from the visitors’ Ali Crawford being enough to offset a Jordan White goal.
Ross County have won just two of their nine matches at home in the Scottish Premiership this season and will need to up their game to try to claim a result on Friday.
Should they manage to topple Rangers, Ross County have the potential to move into ninth place in the division at the expense of Motherwell.
Following two straight victories, Rangers travel to the Global Energy Stadium in an effort to close the gap on league leaders Celtic, who will host St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Although Michael Beale will be aware there is no room for complacency as Rangers battle to maintain their title hopes, he has had the ideal start to life in his new position.
Last time out, in a game that saw plenty of opportunities for both teams, Scott Arfield came through in the 95th and 97th minutes to give his team a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium.
Beale’s team has only won four of their eight Scottish Premiership games away from home in 2022–23; however, Beale will be desperate to change that in the upcoming months.
Only a victory on Friday will do for Rangers, who want to stay as close to Celtic as they can before their upcoming derby match in the New Year.
1×2 Betting Odds
We anticipate a fun match with lots of opportunities for both teams as they go for an important three points in a game with permutations at both ends of the table.
Although Rangers should perform well enough on this occasion to prevail and make it three straight victories!
Keeping in mind the stark contrast between the two teams, Ross County are massive underdogs @ 9.70.
Rangers, looking to catch up with Celtic are the favourites to win this with odds @ 1.33.
The possibility of a stalemate stands @ 6.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.60.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.50.
So a game with a few goals in it, but Rangers winning it at the end! That’s the verdict of the market.