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Hamilton Academical, Football
18/02/2018 Kick Off:  2:15 pm SuperSeal Stadium V Predicted Score:1 - 3

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Goals. Before losing at home to Hamilton a few months back, Rangers had won their last three against Canning’s side, scoring 14 goals in the process with just one in reply. An over 4.5 goals bet is priced at 5/1.

2 We fancy:

Rangers to win and both teams to score at 12/5. The Gers defence has conceded just over a goal a game so far this campaign, while even third tier side Ayr managed to score first against Murty’s men last weekend.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Hamilton to beat Rangers 2-0 again is priced at 52/1. While it might not be the likeliest result, the extra week of preparation could pay dividends for the Accies, who will also enjoy home advantage.

Team News

Hamilton Academical, Football
Hamilton Academical's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 0 Lost: 4

Accies boss Martin Canning could have forward Rakish Bingham available after a knee injury. Ali Crawford and Darian Mackinnon are both expected to miss out for the hosts though.

Rangers, Football
Rangers' Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

One of the Gers goalscorers from earlier in the season misses out, with Dorrans expected to return from an ankle injury in around a month. Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack are also doubts for this one.

Hamilton Academical vs Rangers Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Hamilton Academical welcome Rangers to New Douglas Park for this Scottish Premiership encounter

This is a big game for both of these sides. Hamilton are attempting to beat the drop and avoid a relegation play-off, and need to get back to winning ways. Rangers meanwhile are three points behind second placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table.

Hamilton are 33/5 to pick up a valuable three points. It’s not been a very happy new year at all for the Accies, who have lost all four of their fixtures since the winter break. They’ve had an extra week to prepare for this game though after getting knocked out of the Scottish Cup, so the additional time on the training pitch could bear fruit on Sunday.

Rangers are 1/2 favourites to exact some revenge for their defeat at Ibrox in November. Graeme Murty’s side have won five of their six games since the winter break, so even though there’s a few extra miles in their legs, they should be full of confidence despite losing at home to Hibernian a few weeks ago. Putting six past Ayr United in the cup last weekend won’t do any harm on that front.

The draw is 19/5 and would be a better point for the home team in the grand scheme of things. Rangers can’t afford to lose much more ground on the second placed Dons, while it’d be a point gained for the Accies against a top three side. The only draw in the six games between the teams since the Gers returned to the top flight was in August 2016, and a repeat of that 1-1 scoreline is priced at 8/1.

Alfredo Morelos is the 4/1 favourite to open the scoring in this game, with the Rangers forward looking to add to his tally of 15 goals for the season. The two players who have put Hamilton into the lead against the Gers this season, Templeton and Redmond, are 17/1 and 20/1 respectively to repeat the trick in this game.

Predicted Score: Hamilton Academical 1 - 3 Rangers

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