The Bairns take a break from league action this week as we take on Rangers in the Betfred Cup
Kick-off is on Sunday the 29th of November at 5.00pm.
HEAD TO HEAD
The head to head over the last five games between the sides is not as mismatched as recent fortunes may indicate, with Falkirk winning two of the most recent fixtures to Rangers three.
The last time the two teams played was a Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox. The home team ran out four-one winners, with Jason Cummings scoring a hattrick to see his side through to the Scottish Cup semi-finals despite an early scare when Aaron Muirhead equalised for The Bairns.
All four previous games took place in the 2015/16 Scottish Championship season. The share of points were equally shared amongst the teams, with both Falkirk and Rangers winning both their home games.
The most memorable of these took place on a famous Friday night at The Falkirk Stadium. The visitors went two goals up in the first ten minutes, and all looked lost until the 72nd minute when a screamer from Blair Alston revitalised Peter Houston’s side. Myles Hippolyte drew the teams level five minutes later before a last gasp winner from Bob McHugh gave The Bairns all three points.
Falkirk continued their excellent league form on Tuesday night, picking up three points with a comprehensive 0-3 win against Dumbarton. Callumn Morrison converted a Blair Alston shot to score his seventh goal of the season before Alston added to his assist with a goal in typical fashion. The midfielder’s free kick from at least 25 yards out soared over the keeper’s head for his first goal since returning to Falkirk for a second spell. Aidan Connolly, a second half substitute after coming back from injury, scored a third to keep The Bairns unbeaten start to the League One season going and take us to the top of the table, at least until Cove Rangers play on Saturday.
Rangers are also unbeaten in the league, sitting top of the Scottish Premiership by an impressive 11 points, with two draws their only minor setbacks. Despite the Ibrox side being called into action later tonight as they take on Benfica in the Europa League, they have plethora of talent to fall back on. Steven Gerrard’s men are in scintillating form, scoring 12 goals in their last two games, and it will be a difficult task for Falkirk to take anything from Sunday’s match.
Sunday’s game is live and exclusive on Premier Sports, with the draw for the Betfred Cup Quarter Finals taking place straight after the game.
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