Hibernian vs Rangers
Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road (Edinburgh).
Rangers have been an absolute force to reckon with on the road. With Hibernian so far erratic at Easter Road, the visiting contingent are more than likely to be too hot to handle this week as well.
Hibernian vs Rangers Head to head (h2h)
Their last clash saw Rangers run riot over Hibernian with a whopping 6-1 victory.
Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five fixtures.
Only one of their past five matchups have finished as a stalemate.
There have been over 2.5 goals on the charts in six of their previous ten encounters.
Rangers have registered the win six times in their past fifteen games. (W-6, D-4, L-5)
Hibernian vs Rangers Prediction
Hibernian made a swift return to losing ways in their previous game on the road after Celtic slotted two unanswered goals past them. The hosts were far from convincing in that latter clash, and finished the ninety minutes with zero shots on target.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side have come away with the win just twice in their last five games in the Premiership. With just twenty one points in the bag so far, Hibernian are currently sitting sixth in a cluster of twelve, nineteen points adrift of their counterparts for the week.
On the other hand, Rangers pulled off a comfortable 2-0 victory over Motherwell in their most recent matchup on the road. The visitors have also been branded as the best away side on the table, and have dropped points just twice in their past nine outings. Impressively, they are also the only side in the Premiership that are yet to stumble away from home this season.
In sharp contrast, Hibernian have managed to taste success just twice on home soil so far. To pile on even misery, the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last four meetings with this foe at this stadium either.
As such, count on Rangers to make light work of the hosts this week. Furthermore, the guests have had their scoring boots on in their recent outings. They have netted two goals or more in each of their past six trips on the road in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Hibernian have not been shy in getting their names on the scoresheet, especially at home. Seventeen of the twenty seven goals for them as of now have come from their clashes on home soil.
Taking into account that more than half of their last ten h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs, expect over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards by all means come Friday.
Hibernian vs Rangers Betting tips
Rangers to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).