Hearts are up against Rangers in the first game of the SPL second phase at the Tynecastle Stadium. Hearts are at the bottom of the first group but they are just two points away from catching Hibernian. Rangers, meanwhile, are looking for a positive conclusion to the season with Celtic 11 points ahead with five matches left. Steven Gerrard’s team have to be wary of Kilmarnock, who are eight points behind. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hearts were able to reach the finals of the Scottish Cup after a 3-0 win over Inverness. This has set up an FA Cup final between Hearts and Celtic on May 25.
Rangers came up with a comprehensive 3-0 success over Motherwell to improve their chances of finishing second. This was the second successive 3-0 win for Rangers in the space of a few days, but Gerrard’s men have not been in action for a fortnight due to lack of FA Cup.
Hearts fell to a 3-0 loss against Rangers in the recent meeting between the two clubs at the Ibrox. Rangers were able to pick up a 2-1 win when they last travelled to the Tynecastle Stadium in December. Despite being down to 10 men, Rangers held on for a win. Our betting tips and predictions would back a win for Rangers.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Rangers win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Rangers have been able to get eight goals past Hearts in the three matches so far this season. This upcoming meeting will be very important for Rangers, who have been able to win all of the last six games against this opponent. Crucially, Rangers have picked up a victory at both halves in the last three meetings against Hearts, who are likely to be more focused on the upcoming FA Cup final rather than the league games. Our preview would pick a victory for Rangers.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Rangers win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Hearts vs Rangers draw odds: 3.80
Hearts win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Rangers have been able to enjoy an 8-2 aggregate victory over Hearts in the three meetings against this opponent this season. A home match is a reason to expect more goals from Rangers, who have averaged more than two goals per game at Ibrox in the last six matches. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 victory for Rangers.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Rangers 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the last four encounters between Rangers and Hearts. Steven Gerrard’s team have also been able to pick up more than 2.5 goals in seven out of the last eight of the games in the SPL. Even without Alfredo Morelos, who is still suspended, Rangers possess a lot of firepower. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Scott Arfield has come up with four goals in his last two matches. The 30-year-old had previously only picked up six goals in his 23 league matches. This sudden improvement in form is of a huge bonus to Steven Gerrard, who has seen the goals dry up from Jermain Defoe. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Arfield.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Scott Arfield at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
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