Walker's Motherwell vs Rangers prediction

Watch Motherwell vs Rangers on Sunday at 12pm live on Sky Sports Football as Steven Gerrard's side look to extend their lead at the top to 23 points with the hosts desperate to move off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table

Andy Walker's Scottish Premiership predictions
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Sky Sports' Andy Walker offers his predictions ahead of the latest round of Scottish Premiership action.

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Motherwell vs Rangers - Sunday, kick-off 12pm, live on Sky Sports Football

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Graham Alexander couldn't have asked for a tougher test in his home debut as manager than taking on high-flying Rangers. It'll be interesting to see how he will set up. The contrast in Motherwell's approach to the two games against Steven Gerrard's men earlier this season couldn't be more different.

At Fir Park in September, Steven Robinson tried a toe-to-toe strategy with the league leaders and lost heavily, 5-1. At the other end of the scale, in December at Ibrox, a robust Motherwell defensive display saw them take an early lead only for Rangers to score three goals in the last 20 minutes to secure another vital win.

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On the scoresheet that day was Cedric Itten, as he had been at Fir Park earlier this season and I expect to see him involved again. Still undefeated in the league and 21 points clear, it has been a remarkable transformation in this Rangers squad and their approach to pressure games.

For Motherwell, midfielder Liam Polworth was very impressive in Alexander's first game in charge at St Mirren, giving Tony Watt and Devante Cole good service. Jak Alnwick helped secure a point with an outstanding save late in the game but as I've said before, it is hard to see Rangers losing a goal never mind a game these days.

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