FM Preview: Rangers v Elgin City 02 Sep 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 1st September 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rangers and Elgin City at 16:30 on 2nd September 2012 in the Scottish Division Three.
History of the Rangers v Elgin City fixture
Rangers play host to Elgin City at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Gers.
The last time the two teams met at Rangers was way back in the black-and-white days of February 1977, with Rangers running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|1976/1977||Sat 26 Feb||Rangers||3-0||Elgin City||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|1951/1952||Sat 09 Feb||Rangers||6 - 1||Elgin City||Scottish F.A. Cup|
|1948/1949||Sat 22 Jan||Rangers||6 - 1||Elgin City||Scottish F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Rangers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gers have rattled up an impressive 20 goals, and conceded 2.
Elgin City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The City's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Rangers's total of 5 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.
Elgin City are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 3 games giving them a return of 7 points.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Rangers may be coming up against a decent side in Elgin City, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gers. Home Win
|Rangers||Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
|Elgin City||4 games since last defeat.
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