Hibernian vs Rangers
Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road Stadium (Edinburgh).
Hibernian and Rangers will raise the curtain on Matchday No 29 in a very interesting Premiership affair on Friday evening at Easter Road Stadium. The Hibs have been on a fantastic series of results recently, but saw its end on Saturday evening falling 0-2 at home to Celtic in the FA Cup quarter-final.
Paul Heckingbottom’s men can now entirely focus on the league where a three-win thread helped them break into the top half of the ladder. They are three points above St. Johnstone right on the brink of the line which separates top and bottom six in the standings.
Hibernian are about to see their tough schedule continued on Friday when they take on Celtic’s bitter rivals Rangers. Can the hosts produce a stronger resistance to the one they showed six days ago against defending champions in the FA Cup?
Hibernian vs Rangers: Head-to-head
Hibernian were a tricky opposition to Rangers in the most recent head to head history.
Hibs are undefeated in last four meetings with the Gers, three of which brought no winner.
Teams played two low-scoring draws in this term of Premiership (0-0 and 1-1) so far.
Both outfits were on the scoresheet in nine of past ten head to head encounters.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Prediction
Rangers enjoyed a fine spell of form of their own lately. They go into this unbeaten in last ten matches in all competitions. They sit comfortably at second place in the league ladder, but have nowhere to go at the moment being eight points shy of leaders Celtic as well as above third-placed Aberdeen.
Steven Gerrard’s men drew 1-1 away at Aberdeen in Sunday’s FA Cup action. They previously scored nine goals in back-to-back league wins over Hamilton Academical and Dundee.
The draw somehow pops up as the most logical of betting options here because of both teams’ decent form as well as the recent H2H tradition. We will also go for goals at both ends, a scenario which happened in nine of past ten head to head affairs.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.80 (14/5)
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4).