The semi-finals of this season’s Scottish League Cup take place at Hampden over the course of the weekend with Celtic v Hibs on Saturday and Rangers v Hearts on Sunday. An Edinburgh v Glasgow battle in both games. Will home city advantage suit the Old Firm when push comes to shove? Here are our top Rangers v Hearts betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
That’s certainly the thinking of major online bookmakers who have been quick to support Celtic and Rangers for a place in the final and that’s also the decider most neutrals would like to see. We shouldn’t get too carried away, however, as recent history tells us nothing can be taken for granted in this competition.
Rangers were knocked out of the League Cup by Aberdeen at this stage last season. They dominated the play but were caught on the counter and hit with a sucker-punch. To make this match all the more interesting, we watched Hearts hold Rangers to a 1-1 draw at Tynecastle recently. The Jambos took the lead that day and finished the stronger.
A Team with Heart
Craig Levein has a number of his first-team regulars returning to fitness and we expect to see Hearts begin to climb through the league rankings. Having said that, Rangers are worthy favourites and we’re backing them to win on Sunday. Both teams to score in a Gers victory is our best bet of the semi-final games and we have high hopes of landing a profit from that bet. Follow our thinking and you’ll get a decent 9/4 when placing your cash down at 888sport. Well worth an interest, either as a super single or as part of multiples.