Hearts vs Rangers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hearts vs Rangers Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Hearts slipped back into losing ways after a 1-0 defeat against Hibernian at the Easter Road stadium. The game witnessed a third minute goal from Simon Murray, and it proved to be the difference between the two clubs over the entire 90 minutes. Kyle Lafferty came the closest to scoring for Hearts. Rangers dropped more points in the SPL 2017-18 season after a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock. Jason Holt scored just before half-time to give Rangers a lead, but there was late drama in the game. Ryan Jack was sent off in the fourth minute of injury time and Rangers’ Candeias went on to miss a penalty. Kilmarnock produced a stunning comeback as Sam Burke came up with a 95th minute goal to secure a point for Kilmarnock.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Hearts have managed two wins in the last five games against Rangers and both these victories have been at home. Rangers have also managed to pick up a similar number of wins and they have only been at the Ibrox stadium. However, Rangers come into the game on the back of a strong away form, as the club have shown signs of struggling at home. I would go with a victory for Rangers. Rangers have scored more than 2.5 goals in four out of the last five away matches, and they come into this game after having scored a remarkable 14 in the five away matches this season. Hearts have played just two matches at home, but the team has averaged a goal per game at the back. I would go with Rangers to score over 1.5 goals.

Rangers win – 17/20

Rangers to score over 1.5 goals – 5/6

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Hearts saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Rangers

Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Hearts

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hearts Form Guide

Hearts Team Logo

Hearts

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

30-12-2017

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 4)

W H

21-01-2018

FA Cup

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-01-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-01-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-01-2018

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

03-02-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-02-2018

FA Cup

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-02-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Rangers Form Guide

Rangers Team Logo

Rangers

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
D A

30-12-2017

Premiership

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Atletico MG Team Logo Atletico MG

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Corinthians Team Logo Corinthians

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

24-01-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-01-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

31-01-2018

FA Cup

Fraserburgh Team Logo Fraserburgh

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

03-02-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-02-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-02-2018

FA Cup

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 1 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-02-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 3 - 5

(HT 2 - 4)

Hearts Preview

Hearts failed to make it into the top six after losing against Hibernian on the road. A third defeat in nine away games will not be cause for concern, as the club are expected to make up places with a string of home games – which will begin with the game against Rangers. Hearts have shown much improved form since Levein was appointed as the new manager in place of Ian Castro. Kyle Lafferty is the leading scorer at the club with four goals in 10 games, and he has scored one more than last season’s leading scorer – Esmael Goncalves.

Hearts Team News

Aaron Hughes (knee), Don Cowie (calf), and Arnaud Djoum (ligament) are the players unavailable for Hearts manager Craig Levein coming into the match.

Rangers Preview

Rangers continue to struggle in the SPL after dropping out of the top four following the midweek results. The club were expected to make a push for the league title this season, but manager Pedro Caixinha has so far been able to lead his team to a string of inconsistent results. Rangers have fallen a whopping eight points behind Celtic and they may have to be bid adieu to the title even if it is early days in the campaign. Rangers have been unable to assert their superiority in the game due to their struggles at the back. The team has conceded at a more than a goal per game this season. Alfredo Morelos remains the leading scorer at the club with six in 10 appearance

Rangers Team News

Rangers will be without Lee Wallace (groin) due to injury.

Hearts Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rangers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hearts vs Rangers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
27 RB Rafal Grzelak 186 85
6 CD Christophe Berra 186 81
4 CD John Souttar 186 94
2 LB Michael Smith 180 71
7 AM Jamie Walker 180 76
20 CM Ross Callachan - -
33 CM Lewis Moore - -
47 CDM Harry Cochrane - -
9 CF Kyle Lafferty 193 88
77 CF Esmael Goncalves 184 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Wesley Foderingham 185 75
40 CD Ross McCrorie - -
6 CD Danny Wilson 187 79
3 RB Declan John 178 75
2 LB James Tavernier 185 70
23 CM Jason Holt 180 75
8 CM Ryan Jack 182 77
9 CM Kenny Miller 178 68
11 RF Josh Windass 175 68
20 CF Alfredo Morelos 177 79
21 LF Daniel Candeias 177 77