UK time is: 08:08:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dundee United vs. Rangers

Tannadice

Sun 28th Nov

12 noon

Dundee United v Rangers

Dundee United should be in excellent spirits after claiming a late draw at Celtic last weekend. This time around they come up against the other half of the Old Firm, Rangers at Tannadice, in the noon kick-off on Sunday afternoon. Rangers currently have a three-point lead at the top of the division, although they could well find themselves demoted into second place by the time the contest begins. The Taysiders are right in the middle of the division at present and will need some reward in order to keep up the pressure on those immediately above them.

Vital Quotes:

"Both teams will be at it with only one thing in mind, to win the game by playing good football," Tangerines manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "It's normally end to end when the Old Firm come to town, played in the right spirit and at a high tempo. Vladimir Weiss had a fantastic game against us at Ibrox earlier in the season when Rangers won 4-0. He gave us a hard time and caught us a bit short to be fair, but since then we've seen him in action a few times so he's not the unknown quantity he was back then."

Rangers manager Walter Smith doesn't believe his side will be too downhearted following their midweek defeat: "We know our Champions League games are always going to be extremely tough and that was the case again on Wednesday," he told Rangers official website. "But we have handled the situation before where we've lost in Europe then come back and played well at the weekend. We'll have to do that again this weekend because if we don't play to our normal standards, Dundee United will be more than capable of winning."

Dundee United Team News:

Dundee United will be without defensive trio Darren Dods, Scott Severin and Mihael Kovacevic through injury, while winger Craig Conway is also still an absentee.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Dixon, Douglas, Kenneth, S. Robertson, D. Robertson, Swanson, Gomis, Buaben, Shala, Cadamarteri, Goodwillie, Daly, Russell, Dow, Armstrong, Mentel, Banks

Player to watch: Dusan Pernis

Slovakian international goalkeeper and a real inspiration and reliable presence at the back for the hosts.

Rangers Team News:

Rangers travel to Tannadice without the sidelined Sasa Papac, Madjid Bougherra, Maurice Edu and Kyle Lafferty. But striker James Beattie returned as a substitute against Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek.
Rangers (from): McGregor, Whittaker, Foster, Weir, Broadfoot, Davis, McCulloch, Naismith, Miller, Fleck, Weiss, Loy, Perry, Kerkar, Wylde, Hutton, Alexander, Beattie

Player to watch: Vladimir Weiss

Already tormented the home side once this season when Rangers came out 4-0 winners at Ibrox.

Match Facts & Stats

Dundee United approach the game with an excellent 1-1 draw at Celtic in their last game, while Rangers lost narrowly to Manchester United in their Champions League fixture at Ibrox in midweek.

Next Fixtures:

Dundee United - Inverness (A); Rangers - Hearts (H)

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 27 2010

Time: 12:38PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Derby disappointment for United (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: St Johnstone v Dundee United (Saturday April 19 2014)

Cup finalists collide (Saturday April 19 2014)

United withdraw appeal (Saturday April 19 2014)

Tangerines trio shortlisted (Saturday April 19 2014)

Youngsters hailed after victory (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Tangerines set up derby final (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Rangers v Dundee United (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Tangerines contest final place (Friday April 11 2014)

Ban contested by McNamara (Friday April 11 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Celtic 33 27 5 1 61 86
2. Aberdeen 34 19 7 8 17 64
3. Motherwell 33 19 4 10 10 61
4. Dundee United 34 15 9 10 14 54
5. Inverness 34 15 8 11 5 53
6. St. Johnstone 34 15 6 13 9 51
7. St. Mirren 34 9 7 18 -19 34

Breaking League News

Defensively poor says Lennon
Celtic : 19/04/2014 22:23:00
Derby disappointment for United
Dundee United : 19/04/2014 21:46:00
Dundee United : 19/04/2014 17:21:00
Late drama as six goals shared
Celtic : 19/04/2014 15:38:00
Celtic : 19/04/2014 15:00:00
Cup finalists collide
Dundee United : 19/04/2014 12:44:00
United withdraw appea
Dundee United : 19/04/2014 12:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 80%
No 20%