Kick Off: 1500, 12/08/2017
Rangers and Hibs have not met since the 2016 Scottish Cup final and Saturday’s Premiership clash will give the Glasgow side a belated chance to avenge that 3-2 loss.
Both teams will go into the Ibrox fixture high on confidence after strong recent results, but the Gers are rated a cut above following a summer rebuilding programme.
We’re on the hosts at 17/10 to be leading at half-time and full-time in our Rangers vs Hibs betting predictions.
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Rangers have recovered well from an embarrassing early Europa League exit, putting in some useful friendly displays and starting the domestic campaign with a couple of victories.
Graham Dorrans’ double helped them edge out Motherwell in the Premiership at Fir Park and then Dunfermline were hammered 6-0 in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Colombian youngster Alfredo Morelos bagged a brace in that rout, while Bruno Alves and Daniel Candeias were other fresh signings to get on the scoresheet.
The feelgood factor has returned to Ibrox and Pedro Caixinha commented: “I really enjoyed it – really pleased with the quality, commitment, pace and rhythm. The leadership was also good, controlling the game.”
Looking at the Rangers vs Hibs odds, 19/10 for the home team to win by more than one goal takes the eye.
A Look At Hibernian’s Betting Odds
Neil Lennon has improved the professionalism at Hibs and they have maintained the momentum gained from last season’s rock-solid Championship title success.
A whopping 18 goals have been scored in four League Cup wins following Tuesday’s 5-0 thrashing of Ayr, while they returned to Premiership action with a 3-1 defeat of Partick.
Lennon was especially pleased with how his side reacted to going behind early on against Thistle, declaring: “They’re a youngish side at this level but they showed great maturity and quality.”
Whether the Edinburgh outfit is quite ready to compete in a cauldron such as Ibrox is the big question, though.
We think this might be too much, too soon in their development and are taking 8/5 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in our Rangers vs Hibs betting tips.
RANGERS 6-0 Dunfermline – Kenny Miller, Bruno Alves, Alfredo Morelos (2), James Tavernier, Daniel Candeias
HIBS 5-0 Ayr – Anthony Stokes (2), Simon Murray, Efe Ambrose, Deivydas Matulevicius
Head-to-head: Rangers 2-3 Hibs, Hibs 3-2 Rangers, Rangers 4-2 Hibs, Hibs 2-1 Rangers, Rangers 1-0 Hibs, Hibs 2-6 Rangers.
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