Kick-off: 1730, 29/08/2020
Stadium: New Douglas Park
TV: Sky Sports
Hamilton ended a run of seven straight losses to Rangers when securing a surprise 1-0 Scottish Premiership success at Ibrox in March.
In fact, the Accies have managed to score in three consecutive encounters with the Light Blues and are rated a value bet to keep that run going.
Let’s take 23/20 for the hosts to hit the back of the net again here for our first Hamilton vs Rangers prediction.
A Look At Hamilton Academical’s Betting Odds
After starting out with a trio of defeats, Hamilton kick-started their campaign when winning 1-0 at Motherwell last weekend.
Defender Hakeem Odoffin, a new recruit from Livingston, bagged his first goal for the club as he powered home an 86th-minute decider in the Lanarkshire derby.
Head coach Brian Rice said: “I felt in the second half, when we changed the shape and brought the young ones on, they got hold of the ball, got us up the pitch.
“They have energy and enthusiasm but they can also play. They had a big part to play in us winning.
“We’re the smallest club in the league but the players have all got heart and will run through a brick wall for the club.”
Such spirit will stand the Accies in good stead and Hamilton vs Rangers odds.
Last Hamilton line-up: Fulton, Odoffin, McMann, Want, Hodson, Martin, Templeton, Callachan, Ogkmpoe, Moyo, Johnson.
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Admittedly, Rangers have yet to concede a goal this season and made it 13 points out of 15 when prevailing 2-0 at home to Kilmarnock.
Steven Gerrard dropped want-away striker Alfredo Morelos, but £4.5million summer signing Kemar Roofe and Leeds target Ryan Kent stepped up to the plate.
Reflecting on the decision to leave out Morelos, Gerrard stated: “I only want players who are hungry for the shirt and want to do a job.
“We need players who work hard every single day and who are ready and focused for the challenges coming up.”
Gers have kept five top-flight clean sheets in a row for the first time since 1929.
Gerrard added: “We have been working very hard on the training pitch and we defended well.
“We are doing the dirty stuff behind the ball really well. The players have applied themselves ever so well and they are getting their rewards for it.”
All good things must come to an end, though, and it should be noted that Hamilton scored before the interval in both home games against the Light Blues last term.
Let’s finish off our Hamilton vs Rangers betting tips by taking 17/4 for both teams to score in the first half.
Last Rangers line-up: McLaughlan, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Barisic, Jack, Davis, Kent, Itten, Barker, Roofe.
Motherwell 0-1 HAMILTON – Hakeem Odofin
RANGERS 2-0 Kilmarnock – Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent
Head-to-head: Rangers 0-1 Hamilton, Hamilton 1-4 Rangers, Hamilton 1-3 Rangers, Rangers 5-0 Hamilton
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