Hamilton Academical vs Rangers Predictions and Match Preview

Hamilton Academical vs Rangers
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 24th February 2019
Kick-off at 12.15 UK/ 13.15 CET
Venue: Hope CBD Stadium (Hamilton).

A battle of extremes. While the hosts represent the bottom-most tier of the table, Rangers proudly flies in from the other end. Goal-scoring has been the other area where both are in stark contrast. Rangers have raked in 55 goals so far, with only the magnificent Celtic providing a sense of competition. In the meantime, Hamilton has not yet touched the 20-goal mark, still stranded at 17.

The home advantage is the only redeeming factor for Academical in this tie, even which the visitors might not be giving a second thought about. The reason being, no team has scored more than Rangers on the road, and Hamilton, along with Dundee, has conceded the most.

Hamilton Academical vs Rangers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rangers won the last three games in a row.
  • 18 of the total 19 wins in h2h ties belong to this same team.
  • Six of the last eight meeting saw the squad scoring two or more goals.
  • At this venue, the guests hold a 100% unbeaten record.
  • Except for a single draw back in 2010, Rangers have a 100% winning record at the stadium.

Hamilton Academical vs Rangers Prediction

The tie is overwhelmingly stacked against the hosts. They have not won a single h2h tie at home. Even better, all they could manage was a draw almost a decade back and disregarding that they have lost every single encounter with Rangers, in front of their home crowd.

More than that, Academical has conceded in every h2h game at the Hope CBD Stadium, two or more in eight of the last eleven, and four or more in the last three in a row. Also, the team had their defenses breached in their last seven home-ties in succession, whereas Rangers scored three or more in three of their last four road trips, four or more in three of their last five overall fixtures, and three or more in five of their last seven.

Importantly, Rangers has scored the most on the road in the Premiership, and their counterparts have conceded the most at home. Suffice it to say, the guests are taking the three points on offer, and in style.

Hamilton Academical vs Rangers Betting Tips

  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • EH: +1 for Hamilton Academical; Rangers to Win @ 1.67 (2/3).