Motherwell vs Rangers - Match Preview

By Courtney Mack
 May 1, 2021

After a mammoth 11-0 win last Sunday, Rangers are looking to be in fine shape following their narrow defeat to Celtic. ‘Relentless’ has been the word used to describe the women this season, and it’s expected to continue through to the last game. Motherwell are currently battling it out with Hearts at the bottom of the table, so they could fall victim to a thrashing similar to Forfar’s. 

Motherwell’s form

Struggling to keep afloat in the SWPL1, Motherwell sit seventh in the table after repeated losses. They only have a two-point cushion above Hearts so a win against Rangers would help boost their confidence of escaping eighth. To keep the battle alight, Motherwell managed to steal all three points from the Edinburgh side the last time they met. Besides that lone win, they’ve been at the hands of defeat throughout the season.

Ranger’s form

The only team to take points from Rangers this season has been our most rival club – Celtic. Despite dominating both games and having plenty of chances, heartbreak met the Light Blues both occasions. Since then, they put eleven past a fairly strong Forfar side at Auchenhowie to bounce back from the set-back. They’re going into the Motherwell game with a point to prove – that they are more than those results. Even with star-striker Kirsty Howat being out injured, there’s plenty of goal-scorers in blue that could cause damage against the Steel Women.

Last five

Motherwell: LLLWL / Goals scored: 6 / Goals conceded: 16

Rangers: WWWLW / Goals scored: 23 / Goals conceded: 1

Fixture history

Rangers 9-0 Motherwell 06.12.2020

Motherwell 3-3 Rangers 17.04.2019

Rangers 1-0 Motherwell 25.02.2018

Ones to watch

Motherwell: Chelsie Watson – defensive

                        Claire Adams – goalscorer

Rangers: Carly Girasoli – defensive

                 Sam Kerr – goalscorer 

Where to watch

The match will be available to watch on BBC Sport Scotland with a 2pm kick-off time.

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