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Hearts will be visiting Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday for the Premiership showdown with home team Rangers.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Rangers v Hearts can be found here (plus the best game odds).
📊 Form Guide
Rangers will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-3 Premiership success over Hibernian.
In that game, Rangers managed 68% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Rangers, the goalscorers were James Tavernier (32'), Ianis Hagi (55') and Todd Cantwell (86'). At the other end, Hibernian had 14 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Paul Hanlon (93') was the scorer for Hibernian.
Michael Beale's Rangers have netted a sum total of 12 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games is 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Rangers:
- have not been beaten in the league by Hearts in their last 7 games.
- are undefeated in their last 20 home league matches. Incredible, really.
Hearts will go into the game following a 2-1 Premiership win against Aberdeen in their last match.
In that game, Hearts managed 61% possession and 30 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Hearts, goals were scored by Josh Ginnelly (43') and Lawrence Shankland (56'). On the other side, Aberdeen had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Mattie Pollock (31') scored for Aberdeen.
The stats tell the story, and Hearts have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Hearts just haven’t been too solid at all. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Their previous form shows that Hearts:
- haven't won against Rangers when they've played them away from home in the last 12 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
👥 Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 06/02/2022 shows that these encounters have not been happy ones for Hearts. They’ve not managed to register any wins at all whereas Rangers have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
19 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 18 from The Gers and 1 coming from The Jam Tarts. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league contest between the two was Premiership match day 24 on 01/02/2023 when the final score was Hearts 0-3 Rangers.
In that match, Hearts managed 49% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Rangers got 19 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Alfredo Morelos (9', 68') and Malik Tillman (34') scored.
The referee was John Beaton.
📋 Team News: Rangers
Nnamdi Ofoborh (Heart Condition), Kemar Roofe (Knee Injury), Malik Tillman (Hamstring Injury), Tom Lawrence (Achilles tendon problems) and Steven Davis (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Rangers manager Michael Beale.
It looks as if The Gers may well go for a 4-3-1-2 system in the match, beginning the first half with Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, John Souttar, Leon King, Ridvan Yilmaz, John Lundstram, Nicolas Raskin, Glen Kamara, Todd Cantwell, Fashion Sakala and Alfredo Morelos.
📰 Team News: Hearts
Hearts manager Steven Naismith has not got a full squad to pick from. Craig Gordon (Fractured Leg), Liam Boyce (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Gary Mackay-Steven (Foot surgery), Beni Baningime (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Craig Halkett (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that The Jam Tarts seem likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup, starting Zander Clark, Nathaniel Atkinson, Toby Sibbick, Kye Rowles, James Hill, Cameron Devlin, Peter Haring, Yutaro Oda, Lawrence Shankland, Alan Forrest and Josh Ginnelly.
In this game, Hearts will do well to find the net against a Rangers team who will more than likely create a lot of chances for themselves and convert these into goals.
We’re going for a convincing 3-0 margin for Rangers after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:51 20/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,817)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: John Bennett
Manager: Michael Beale
Competitions: Premiership position 2, League Cup (Final), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Alfredo Morelos
Regularly used in the Striker position, Alfredo Morelos was born in Cereté, Colombia. Having made a first senior appearance for HJK in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has got 11 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 season to date in 31 appearances.
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