Hearts vs Rangers Prediction & Match Preview

Hearts vs Rangers
Scotland- Premiership.
Date: Sunday, 02 December 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Stadium (Edinburgh).

Two teams who are still in the title race will face each other on Sunday at the home of Hearts.

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The hosts lost their way after a wonderful start to the season. They topped the table for a long time but now are 3rd with 8 wins and 4 defeats in their 14 matches. Currently, they are without a win in the last 4 league games. A win is necessary as soon as possible to get their morale up and reduce the difference between the toppers Celtic. They have scored a decent 19 goals but has been rash at the back conceding 15 in return.

At present Hearts are on a 3 match losing streak in the league. In the last 5 matches they played in all competitions they lost 4 and has no wins. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 7 of their last 10 competitive fixtures. At home also they are suffering at the moment. In the last 5 home matches in Cup and League, they lost and won 2 each. Also, they have a 3 match winless run in front of their home fans now. In 3 of their last 5 home matches, the finals core had more than 2.5 goals in total.

The visitors are 2nd in the table with 8 wins and 2 defeats. With just 2 points away from the league leaders, they will want 3 points from this upcoming match and keep the pressure on Celtic. There is no other team who are better at scoring goals than Rangers at the moment. A whopping 35 goals were scored in their 13 matches, while the defense gave away only 11 in return.

Steven Gerrard’s team are on a 3 match win streak in the league and has a 3 game unbeaten run in all competitions. His team has 3 wins and a loss in the last 5 matches they played across all venues. Over 2.5 goals were scored by both teams in 3 of their recent 5 games as well.

Away record poses a problem for Gerrard as his side has been losing games at regular intervals. From the last 5 matches on the road in all competitions, they have 2 wins sandwiched between 3 losses. But they are on a 2 match win streak in the league in terms of away games. The finals score in 3 of those 5 matches had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.

The Jam Tarts have no wins against this opposition for a more than a year now. They will have to forget that and make sure they play their hearts out and give their fans a home win.

Hearts vs Rangers: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rangers are on a 4 match win streak against this opposition.
  • Hearts previously won this fixture back in February 2017.
  • Over 2.5 goals came in 5 of the last 7 matches between them across all venues.
  • Hearts have won 3 of the last 5 h2h at their home and lost the most recent match as well.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 h2h games here.

Hearts vs Rangers: Prediction

The hosts have more wins at home against the Rangers. But Rangers are on a 4 match win streak against them across all venues. With a 3 match losing streak for the hosts going on I think Rangers will win this one. The hosts lost to teams like St. Mirren who are at the bottom of the table. Thus a bet can be placed on Rangers to win with 1.85 odd.

In 3 of their last 5 h2h matches, the score was over 2.5 goals. The similar trend can be seen in 7 home games of the hosts. Since the visitors are also scoring at a rate of about 2.6 goals per match, we can bet on a score with more than 2.5 goals with 1.82 odd.

Hearts vs Rangers: Betting Tips

  • Rangers to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.82 (9/11).

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