Hibernian vs Rangers
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh.
Rangers will be looking to clinch a highly-important three-pointer which could earn them the first runners-up finish since the return to the Premiership football. To get there, they need a win here and Celtic to avoid a loss to Aberdeen on the same day in Glasgow.
That’s far from an impossible scenario, particularly if we know that Hibs will enter this match low on confidence after a shocking loss to Hearts in mid-week’s derby of Edinburgh. The loss left Neil Lennon’s side without any hopes of breaking into the top three in the league ladder given they have a massive three-point and ten-goal deficit behind Sunday’s counterparts.
The hosts will rely on Celtic who could allow them to make it to the Europa League next term with a win over Motherwell in next weekend’s FA Cup final.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Head-to-head
Rangers have been much more successful over the course of history, but they lost four of last five H2H ties with the Hibs.
We could be in for a true high-scoring thriller here according to the most recent set of H2H matches.
Each of last seven head to head games saw both teams on the scoreline as well as three or more goals.
Hibs bagged two or more goals in four of last five matches with the Gers.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Prediction
Rangers look to have improved their defensive performances ever since conceding five goals at Celtic Park. They shipped just one goal in last two league ties with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen and they have a nice chance to end the horrific trend in H2H matches with the Hibs.
The visitors are definitely the form favourites coming into this, particularly after Lennon’s side lost the city derby to Hearts 2-1 on Wednesday. The away win or draw thus looks good at 1.57. Even though the Gers seem to be better-organized at the back, we have to try with the BTTS option knowing that all of last seven head to head games ended up with this scenario.
Hibernian vs Rangers: Bet Tips
Rangers or Draw Double Chance @ 1.57
BTTS @ 1.66.