Rangers vs Hibernian Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Rangers will welcome Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership this weekend for a fixture that has served up plenty of goals in recent history.
Last time: Rangers recorded a 2-1 victory when they travelled to Hibernian on December 13. It was Alfredo Morelos that scored the game’s decisive goal in the final stages of the first period.
This time: Rangers are available at 97/100 with Hibernian at 61/20 and the draw at 67/25.
You might remember: Hibernian recorded a 3-2 win over Rangers at Hampden Park in May 2016 end a 114-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup.
Rangers' Last Six:
Rangers’ last six: Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0
Alfredo Morelos is expected to return to the Rangers side after being left on the bench for the cup match against Fraserburgh on Wednesday night.
Morelos was strongly linked with a move to the Chinese Super League in the latter stages of the winter window, but Rangers managed to hold onto the forward.
Hibernian's Last Six:
Hibernian’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3
Florian Kamberi – on loan from Grasshoppers – scored on his Hibernian debut against Motherwell on Wednesday night, and the Swiss will again lead the line in this match.
There will be no Anthony Stokes for the visitors, however, after the 29-year-old left the Scottish club by mutual consent.
Betting Tips & Predictions
Rangers will be looking to record their third straight Scottish Premiership victory when they welcome Hibernian to Ibrox this weekend. Graeme Murty’s side have beaten Aberdeen and Ross County since drawing at Celtic in the latter stages of 2017, and will enter the match having won their last five games in all competitions. Hibernian, however, are just one spot and five points behind third-placed Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table.
Rangers are 97/100 to triumph as Murty’s team look to continue their strong run of recent form. A total of 46 points from 24 league matches has left the club in third position in the table – three points off second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand. Rangers have been a little inconsistent in the league on home soil this season, however, winning six but losing four of their 12 matches at Ibrox.
Hibernian are 61/20 to collect all three points this weekend. Neil Lennon’s side have only lost twice on their travels in the Scottish Premiership this season, and they will enter this match off the back of a 2-1 win over Motherwell on Wednesday night. Hibs only lost 1-0 at Celtic in their last away game in the league, meanwhile, and they will be looking to move to within two points of Rangers at Ibrox this weekend.
The draw is 67/25, and it is worth noting that Hibernian have drawn five of their 13 away Scottish Premiership matches this season. That said, Rangers have shared the points just twice in the league at Ibrox during the 2017-18 campaign. The table suggests that not too much separates these two teams ahead of the match, and both managers will be looking to execute their gameplans.
Alfredo Morelos is 4/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the Rangers striker can be backed at 11/2 to score two or more goals. Morelos was left out of the team’s cup match on Wednesday night amid speculation surrounding his future, but should return here, and has managed 11 league goals this term.
Florian Kamberi is 9/1 in the first goalscorer market. Hibernian’s new centre-forward scored on his debut against Motherwell on Wednesday night, and the 22-year-old is again expected to lead the line in this match. Kamberi can also be backed at 20/1 to register two or more goals at Ibrox.
Predicted Score: Rangers 3 - 2 Hibernian
Look out for:
The match result and both teams to score market has plenty of value. Rangers can be backed at 3/1 under these circumstances, with Hibernian at 13/2 and the draw at 50/13.
There has been five goals scored in three of the last four meetings between Rangers and Hibernian in all competitions. Over 4.5 goals can be backed at 11/2, which is excellent value when considering what has occurred in recent fixtures.
It’s a long shot, but:
Efe Ambrose to score in a Hibernian win can be backed at 28/1. The 29-year-old has already netted against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.