FM Preview: Montrose v Rangers 15 Dec 2012

Last updated : 14 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Montrose v Rangers fixture

Montrose play host to Rangers at Links Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Out of their two previous meetings, the Gable Endies have lost both.

The last time the two teams met at Montrose was way back in the black-and-white days of August 1976, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 23 Sep Rangers 4 - 1 Montrose Scottish Division Three
1976/1977 Sat 28 Aug Montrose 0-3 Rangers Scottish League Cup
1976/1977 Sat 21 Aug Rangers 4 - 0 Montrose Scottish League Cup
1975/1976 Wed 08 Oct Rangers 5 - 1 Montrose Scottish League Cup
1929/1930 Sat 01 Mar Rangers 3 - 0 Montrose Scottish F.A. Cup
1924/1925 Sat 07 Feb Montrose 0 - 2 Rangers Scottish F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Montrose have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Gable Endies in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gers, and 3 goals against.

Montrose's total of 22 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.

Rangers are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 12 games giving them a return of 27 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Montrose 6 4 2 0 14 6 14
Rangers 6 5 0 1 20 5 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gable Endies go into their game against Rangers in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Montrose Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Rangers 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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