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Hibernian meet visiting opponents Rangers at Easter Road Stadium in this Premiership fixture on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Hibernian v Rangers are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Hibernian are hoping to win again following the 0-3 Premiership victory vs St Mirren.
In that match, Hibernian had 48% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Hibernian, the goals were scored by Kevin Nisbet (14'), Joe Newell (17') and Martin Boyle (59'). On the other side, St Mirren had 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Their most recent results reveal that quality has been evident in the Hibernian backline. The Hibees have been mean at the back, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 clashes standing at 2.
A look at their previous results shows us that Hibernian:
- have not registered a win against Rangers in their previous 8 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Rangers will go into this clash following on from a 0-5 Europa League Qualifiers win in the defeat of Lincoln Red Imps in their previous game.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Rangers has been fairly consistent recently. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s occurred 6 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 0 and The Gers have scored 16. Let’s see if that trend will be continued on here.
Leading up to this clash, Rangers:
- are undefeated by Hibernian when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 26/12/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Hibernian. They have not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Rangers have been superior, getting wins in 67% of those matches played.
18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 for The Hibees and 14 being from The Gers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league contest between these sides was Premiership match day 25 on 05/02/2020 when it finished Rangers 2-1 Hibernian.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madden.
Team News: Hibernian
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Hibernian boss Jack Ross to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Sean Mackie (Fitness) is out of contention.
In all likelihood, The Hibees may well use the 4-4-2 formation for the game featuring Ofir Marciano, Chris Doig, Ryan Porteous, Paul Hanlon, Paul McGinn, Jamie Murphy, Alexandros Gogic, Joe Newell, Martin Boyle, Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge.
Team News: Rangers
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Leon Balogun (Muscle Injury), Brandon Barker (Thigh Muscle Strain), Ryan Jack (Calf Injury), Joe Aribo (Ankle Injury) and Nikola Katic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, The Gers could decide to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Jon McLaughlin, James Tavernier, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun, Borna Barisic, Ianis Hagi, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe and Jermain Defoe.
We’re thinking that Hibernian have the ability to breach the defence of this Rangers outfit, but one goal might not quite prevent defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for Rangers at full-time. Could easily go either way, this.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Easter Road Stadium (20,421)
Captain: David Gray
Chairman: Ron Gordon
Manager: Jack Ross
Competitions: Premiership position 2, League Cup (Group B)
⭐ Key Man: Kevin Nisbet
Customarily used in the Striker position, Kevin Nisbet was born in Scotland. Having played his first senior match for East Stirlingshire in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 4 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.