Rangers vs Hearts Prediction: Premiership’s form teams clash at Ibrox

 | February 23 | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Rangers are the new Premiership leaders after passing Celtic on Sunday. Ibrox will be bouncing, and Frank Monkhouse expects the hosts to thrive under the pressure.

You can check out his Rangers vs Hearts Predictions below along with his full match preview...

Rangers vs Hearts Betting Tips:

  • Back Both teams to score @ Evens
  • Back the Rangers win and both team to score @ 9/5

Rangers enter this Saturday 3:00 pm start sitting on top of the Scottish Premiership with a two-point advantage over last season’s treble winners, Celtic. That gap could grow to five points if Philippe Clement’s in-form team wins at home on Saturday against high-flying Hearts, with Celtic not in action until Sunday when they face a tricky trip to Motherwell.

The Jambos start third in the table, and although victory at Ibrox won’t see them improve a place, the visitors do have an opportunity to continue their impressive winning run.

Hearts and Rangers both enter following an extended winning streak, but which team will lose its precious form at a crucial stage of the season? Have your say at Betfred.

Rangers vs Hearts Odds

Saturday’s game in Govan will be the fourth time the Gers and Jam Tarts have met this season. The previous three games ended in narrow wins for Rangers with a 2-1 achieved at Ibrox in the Premiership, followed by a 3-1 away at Tynecastle in the League Cup and an eye-catching 1-0 win for Rangers in Edinburgh last time. Will Gers continue their 100% form against Steven Naismith’s men?

The pre-match betting odds on this eagerly anticipated game at Ibrox don’t throw up any surprises. The home win is favourite on the Betfred website and mobile app, with Rangers trading at 1/4 to move five points clear of Brendan Rodgers’ team. Hearts to finally get off the mark against Rangers this term is a chunky 10/1 with the draw 5/1.

Both teams to score @ Evens

Each of the past three meetings of these sides this season has been competitive, and we keep that in mind when picking both teams to score for our main bet.

The odds offered mean this pick is probably best suited to your weekend accumulators, but you can also up the stake and shoot for a super single at Ibrox on Saturday to make things more interesting.

Placing a bet on both teams to score would’ve earned you a profit in two of the previous three games involving these teams and in three of the last four. The spare in that run was a 1-0 win for Rangers at Tynecastle in early December when the now-injured Abdallah Sima scored the decisive goal. We expect this game to be a little more open and entertaining.

Rangers win and both score @ 9/5

With an energetic crowd in attendance and an action-packed game expected, we’re backing Hearts to play their past in a thriller by scoring at least one goal in a Rangers win.

Following the stats that led us to a bet on both teams to score, we aim to boost the odds by adding a home win to the equation. That should give backers a run for their money while keeping things interesting throughout the 90 minutes in Govan.

A bet on both teams scoring and Rangers winning would’ve landed you a profit in two of the three games involving the teams already this season. That run includes a 2-1 victory for the pace-setters over Hearts at this venue in October when Lawrence Shankland opened the scoring on five minutes. Still, Rangers won thanks to a goal on 90 minutes from Danilo and a stoppage-time penalty from captain James Tavernier.

Frank Monkhouse covers Scottish Football for us here at Betfred Insights. You can check out all of his work along with that of the rest of our Football Betting Tips desk on our main Football page...

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