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The Premiership tie at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday sees home side Rangers ready themselves for the visit of Hearts.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Rangers v Hearts are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Rangers fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-1 Premiership triumph over Hibernian.
In that game, Rangers managed 73% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Rangers, goals were scored by Kemar Roofe (60') and Alfredo Morelos (78'). For their opponents, Hibernian got 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Kevin Nisbet (8') scored for Hibernian.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Rangers have taken part. In terms of the goal attribution during that period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 while Rangers managed a tally of 6.
Coming into this contest, Rangers are unbeaten in their last 23 league matches at home. What a fantastic run.
Hearts come into this match following a 2-0 Premiership win against Motherwell in their most recent game.
In that game, Hearts had 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Hearts, the scorers were Liam Boyce (5') and Stephen Kingsley (22'). On the other side, Motherwell had 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target.
A run of reliable showings from the Hearts defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings in total. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 10. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, however.
Their past results show that Hearts:
- haven't won against Rangers in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- are unbeaten in their previous 12 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 20/04/2019 tells us that Rangers have won 3 of them & Hearts 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 13 of them for The Gers and 5 belonging to The Jam Tarts. The average goals per game has been 3.
Team News: Rangers
Filip Helander (Knee Surgery), Ryan Jack (Fitness) and Nnamdi Ofoborh (Heart Condition) won’t be playing for Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.
Team News: Hearts
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Hearts boss Robbie Neilson to contend with. Jamie Brandon (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, Rangers will most probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Hearts are also probably going to find it difficult getting on the scoresheet although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 3-1 victory for Rangers at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,817)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: Douglas Park
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Premiership position 1, League Cup (Semi-Finals), Europa League (Group A), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Player: Kemar Roofe
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Kemar Roofe was born in Walsall, England. After making a first senior appearance for Northampton Town in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has struck 3 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 7 appearances.