Hibernian vs Rangers
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Easter Road Stadium (Edinburgh).
Hibs struggled badly to find the right momentum at the start of the new Premiership campaign, but Neil Lennon looks to have found the winning formula just at the right time. Hibernian will enter the festive period in a tremendous shape as they re-joined the battle for the top-six finish with back-to-back clean sheet wins over Hamilton Academical and Celtic.
The hosts were especially impressive on Sunday afternoon when they managed to keep things quiet at the back against the reigning champions Celtic beating them 2-0 at Easter Road Stadium. They got off to a fabulous start when Vykintas Slivka found the back of the net in the very first minute of the affair. Hibs went on to double the lead with a beautiful counter-attack and a superb finish from striker Florian Kamberi just before the hour-mark. Can they repeat such performance three days later against new leaders Rangers?
Hibernian vs Rangers: Head-to-head
These two likes produced a magnificent 5-5 draw when they last met each other in mid-May this year.
Goals were generally pretty common in their head to head outings over the course of history.
All of last eight H2H affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Hibs were the more successful side in the most recent head to head history winning three, drawing one and losing one of last five ties against the Gers.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Prediction
Rangers ended a three-game winless streak on Sunday when Candeias’ early strike was enough to secure them a three-pointer against Hamilton Academical at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrad’s men thus moved top of the Premiership ladder and they’ll travel to Edinburgh high on confidence aiming to stay ahead of arch rivals Celtic in second place.
Nevertheless, claiming the spoils at Easter Road Stadium will be very complicated task for the visitors given Hibs’ superb form there.
Neil Lennon’s side won four, drew three and lost just one of eight league outings in their own backyard.
Since the hosts have been very tough to break down lately keeping consecutive clean sheets in last two rounds, we expect the high-scoring H2H trend to come to an end here. The Under 2.5 goals FT is worth backing at 1.90 odds.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Hibernian or Draw @ 1.85 (17/20).