Steven Gerrard looks to get Rangers off the hook when they take on Hearts at the Ibrox Stadium in the midweek action. Rangers are now an incredible 13 points away from Celtic with the club also experiencing a glimmer of pressure from Kilmarnock, who are just six points behind in the table. Hearts are in the fifth place and they are experiencing pressure from Hibernian for this position. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard had to receive more criticism after a 2-1 defeat against Celtic in the latest Old Firm derby. This result makes it five games without a victory for Rangers, whose last win was in February.
Hearts produced a strong comeback to beat Aberdeen 2-1 at home during the weekend. This was the third win in four matches for Hearts.
The recent game between Rangers and Hearts produced a 2-1 victory for the former at the Tynecastle Stadium. Rangers were able to manage a 3-1 victory in the last meeting at Ibrox. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Rangers win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Rangers win at 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
Hearts were able to claim a crucial win over Aberdeen to remain in the fifth place coming into the match. However, the club may have a relaxed approach to the last two games of the first phase after having done enough to qualify for the second stage. Rangers, meanwhile, are desperate for a win, which would be the team’s first since February. Gerrard will also appreciate a victory that would lift some pressure off his shoulders. Defensively, Rangers have not been great but that should not keep them away from three points in this match. Our preview would opt for a Rangers win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Rangers win at 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
Rangers vs Hearts draw odds: 3.80
Hearts win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
Rangers have been able to secure five consecutive wins over Hearts with an aggregate score of 12-4. This is in line with the form shown by the teams over the last six matches. Rangers have managed twice the number of goals as Hearts (6) in the last six matches. The availability of some excellent centre forwards should result in more of the same. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the 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 has been just one low scoring game in the last five meetings between Rangers and Hearts. Even though Hearts are poor going forward, they are up against a Rangers outfit that has managed a remarkable 11 goals in the last six matches. At the back, Rangers have conceded only two goals. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alfredo Morelos has had yet another case of a red card to rule himself out of this match. The unavailability of the star forward from Rangers will put more pressure on Jermain Defoe, who has been able to score a relatively decent five goals in his 10 games for Rangers since the move from Bournemouth in January. Even though Defoe has not scored since March, our first goalscorer prediction would back the former Spurs forward.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jermain Defoe at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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