Rangers FC vs Motherwell predictions: Rangers FC Line-up
Rangers face a trip to Fir Park as Steven Gerrard’s men square up against Motherwell on Sunday in a Scottish Premiership fixture.
The Gers eased to a 3-0 victory over Hearts in midweek, thus putting behind their disappointing 2-1 loss in the Old Firm derby. Gerrard will look to build on that result at the weekend.
As far as Motherwell are concerned, they are eighth in the table and enter into this contest on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Aberdeen.
Alfredo Morelos remains suspended for getting sent off against Celtic. Borna Barisic missed the victory over Motherwell and is set to be sidelined for Sunday’s game as well.
Probable Rangers XI
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Allan McGregor (GK)
The veteran is their first-choice keeper and should be in goal on Sunday.
James Tavernier (RB)
A better performance in midweek compared to the horror show at Celtic. Tavernier will aim to build on from that performance.
Conor Goldson (CB)
Goldson has been a stellar presence at the back for Rangers and should retain his place in the team on Sunday.
Joe Worrall (CB)
Partnering Goldson will be Worrall, who will have to be at his best to keep the Motherwell attackers at bay.
Jon Flanagan (LB)
With Barisic out injured, Flanagan is set to continue at left-back.
Ross McCrorie (CDM)
McCrorie has never let the team down this season whenever he’s given a chance to play. An industrious player, he will be given the nod ahead of Ryan Jack.
Steven Davis (RCM)
A highly-experienced player, Davis works his socks off and will look to help Rangers get all three points at the weekend.
Scott Arfield (LCM)
Arfield put in an excellent display in a more advanced position for Rangers against Hearts and Gerrard is likely to deploy him in the similar position on Sunday as well.
Ryan Kent (LW)
Kent brings a lot of pace, flair and unpredictability to the Rangers attack. He is a certain starter at Motherwell.
Eros Grezda (RW)
Grezda hasn’t dazzled in his first season at Ibrox, largely due to his recurring injury problems. However, the Albanian is now fit and raring to make a mark. He could start on the right wing.
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Jermain Defoe (ST)
With Morelos suspended, Defoe is set to lead the Rangers’ attack once again. The veteran centre-forward scored in the 3-0 victory over Hearts and he’ll be aiming to get on the score-sheet at Motherwell.
[Image] Lucas Moura to lead the line? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face Liverpool in the Champions League final
Tottenham vs Liverpool Predictions: Tottenham Line-up
Tottenham take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid, as the north Londoners look to lift their first-ever European trophy at the weekend.
Spurs were 3-0 down on aggregate with just 40 minutes to go in their second leg against Ajax, before Lucas Moura silenced Amsterdam with a fantastic hat-trick. They have knocked out some genuine heavyweights on the road to Madrid and Mauricio Pochettino will aim for glory on Saturday.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have enjoyed the edge over Tottenham in the Premier League this season and for that reason go into the game as favourites.
Harry Kane, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen have all joined in the training session as they progress with their rehabilitation.
Harry Winks has undergone groin surgery and remains doubtful for the Champions League final.
Probable Tottenham XI
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Hugo Lloris (GK)
Lloris’ form has fluctuated throughout the season but he’ll be aiming to finish the campaign with the Champions League trophy.
Kieran Trippier (RB)
Trippier has had a poor season according to his standards. Yet, he’ll be preferred ahead of Aurier at right-back.
Toby Alderweireld (CB)
One of the best centre-backs in the Premier League, Alderweireld will have to be at his best to keep the Liverpool attackers at bay.
Jan Vertonghen (CB)
Vertonghen has been a rock at the back for Spurs over the last few years and he’ll aim to contain the Reds on Saturday.
Danny Rose (LB)
Rose has been Spurs’ first-choice left-back since the second half of the season. He’ll keep his place in the team.
Victor Wanyama (CM)
Wanyama has struggled since returning from injury but with Spurs needing steel and aggressiveness in the middle of the park, the Kenyan could be handed a start in the Champions League final.
Moussa Sissoko (CM)
Sissoko offers the energy, drive and power from midfield and is expected to partner Wanyama in central midfield.
Christian Eriksen (RW)
Eriksen has blown hot and cold this season. Regardless of his form, the Dane is one of the most important players for Pochettino.
Dele Alli (CAM)
Alli will have a very important role to play on Saturday. His ability to link up play between the midfield and attack could determine Spurs’ fate.
Son Heung-min (LW)
Among the club’s best players this season, Son has to keep his place if Spurs are to have a chance of winning the Champions League.
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Lucas Moura (ST)
Even if Kane is deemed fit for the final, Pochettino will go with Lucas up front. The Brazilian single-handedly helped Spurs beat Ajax in the semi-finals and could wreak havoc against Liverpool as well.
[Image] Matip to partner Van Dijk? – Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool XI to face Tottenham in the Champions League final
Liverpool vs Tottenham Predictions: Liverpool Line-up
The Champions League final will be an all-English affair for the first time in over a decade when Liverpool take on Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on June 1.
The Reds reached the Champions League final last season but ended up losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the showpiece as they failed to win any silverware. They will be favourites to win the final after finishing second in the Premier League and beating Tottenham twice this season.
Tottenham, who have never won the European Cup or Champions League before, will be aiming to do the unthinkable next month.
Naby Keita looks set to miss out on the Champions League final, there is hope Roberto Firmino will be available.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Alisson is the Reds’ first-choice keeper and should be in goal against Tottenham.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
The youngster has enjoyed an excellent 2018/19 season. He will be hoping to end it on a strong note at the weekend.
Joel Matip (CB)
The Cameroonian has been a rock in the past couple of months and deserves to keep his place in the team.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
A colossus at the back, Van Dijk is an irreplaceable cog in the team and is certain to start in the Champions League final.
Andy Robertson (LB)
Arguably the best left-back in England this season, Robertson will be a big threat down the left flank. He is expected to be a part of Liverpool’s backline.
The Brazilian has settled in well after a tough start to life in England and he should start in the biggest game of the season.
Jordan Henderson (RCM)
Henderson was fantastic against Liverpool and he deserves to keep his place in the team.
Georginio Wijnaldum (LCM)
Wijnaldum played a pivotal role in beat Barcelona and guiding the Reds to the final of the competition. The Dutchman will complete Klopp’s midfield trio.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
The Egyptian will be eager to make a mark in Madrid and help Liverpool win their sixth Champions League trophy.
Sadio Mane (LW)
The Senegalese international has already proved his ability to make an impact this season. On his day, he is unstoppable and Liverpool fans will hope that day is on June 1.
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Roberto Firmino (ST)
Firmino isn’t yet 100% fit but there is hope the Brazilian will be ready ahead of the game. His presence in the team is crucial as Klopp looks to win his first trophy as a Liverpool manager.
[Image] Mason Mount to retain his creative role? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Derby County XI to face Aston Villa
Derby County vs Aston Villa Predictions: Derby County Line-up
Derby County and Aston Villa face a trip to Wembley on May 27 to decide who will play in the Premier League next season.
The Rams secured an impressive 4-2 victory over Leeds United last week to claim a 4-3 aggregate win in the Championship playoff semi-finals.
Frank Lampard’s Derby County, however, will not have things easier during the final as they will be up against a very competent Aston Villa, who arrive at Wembley after defeating their Midland rivals West Brom in the last round.
After picking up a red-card during the game against Leeds, Scott Malone is suspended for the final.
Martyn Waghorn missed the second-leg against Leeds but is expected to be fit in time for the Wembley showdown.
Probable Derby County XI
Manager: Frank Lampard
Kelle Roos (GK)
The Dutchman is Derby’s first-choice goalkeeper and should start the final at Wembley.
Jayden Bogle (RB)
Bogle has been excellent for the Rams this season, causing the opponents all kinds of problems with his overlapping runs and crossing abilities.
Richard Keogh (CB)
Keogh is a certainty in central defence for the Rams. He is expected to start the final against Aston Villa.
Fikayo Tomori (CB)
The Derby County Player of the Year has been a solid presence at the back. He would partner Keogh and look to keep the Villa attackers at bay.
Ashley Cole (LB)
Malone’s absence is likely to mean that Lampard will have to rely on the services of veteran Ashley Cole for the final.
Bradley Johnson (CM)
Bradley Johnson was excellent in the second leg against Leeds, as he dictated the tempo of the game, broke up play and made smart runs inside the box. He is an undoubted starter on Monday.
Tom Huddlestone (CM)
Duane Holmes struggled to get in grips with the midfield battle against Leeds in the second leg. Hence, Huddlestone should replace him at Wembley.
Harry Wilson (RW)
Wilson is Derby’s chief creative spark and he’ll have to be at the top of his game to help his team defeat Villa in the final.
Mason Mount (CAM)
Mount was magical in the semi-final return leg at Elland Road. He is expected to start in his preferred no.10 role and cause problems for the opposition.
Tom Lawrence (LW)
Lawrence didn’t impact much in the second leg against Leeds. Yet, he could be preferred ahead of the hardworking Bennett on the left wing.
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Jack Marriott (ST)
Marriot was a game changer against Leeds last week, as his two goals helped the Rams advance to the final. He is an undoubted starter against Aston Villa.
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