Rangers vs Hearts
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Rangers will begin the Championship Round with the easiest of five clashes, hosting Hearts on Sunday at Ibrox Stadium. The Jambos came sixth, clinching the last place before the slip, and they don’t have much to hope for in such a strong company.
Furthermore, Rangers will be highly motivated to grab the spoils here for various reasons. One of these is the momentum factor as they clearly want to boost up the confidence after a tough 4-0 loss to Celtic in the Old Form derby in last weekend’s FA Cup semifinal tie.
Additionally, they have a nice chance to end the season right behind champions Celtic in second place for the first time after the return to the top flight. With away fixtures to Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibernian upcoming in the Championship Round for Celtic, they are just desperate for the spoils here.
Rangers vs Hearts: Head-to-head
The Gers won three and drew one of last four head-to-head encounters with the Jambos.
Hearts only won four and lost as many as 32 of 44 on visits to Ibrox Stadium.
Hearts did not score a goal in last two away matches against Rangers.
Rangers vs Hearts: Prediction
Hearts may have won two and drawn one of last three league games, but they have been struggling badly to get results on travels lately. The Jambos are winless in last six away games across competitions, having lost as many as four of them. They scored just two goals in last four away games. Given they also failed to find the net in each of last two trips to Ibrox Stadium, we do fancy Rangers to keep a clean sheet here at the 2.00 odds.
Alfredo Morelos took his league tally to 14 when he netted one of the team’s four goals in the drubbing of Dundee in the last round of the regular season in Premiership. He might well be the man to make the difference here for the hosts and backing him as the anytime goalscorer is a wise idea at the 1.90 odds.
Rangers vs Hearts: Bet Tips
Rangers to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00
Alfredo Morelos to score anytime @ 1.90.