Rangers are back at Ibrox for the second leg of three home matches in-a-row when taking on old rivals Hibs on Sunday afternoon in a match shown live on Sky Sports from 3.30pm, part of what will be a fantastic weekend of action for armchair fans of the Scottish Premiership. Here are our top Rangers v Hibs betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The Bears have misfired against Hibs so far this season, drawing three times when a win looked more likely, even ending level from a winning position on two occasions. When looking back at the campaign fans will see points dropped against Hibs as the reason they failed to pressure Celtic.
Since losing to Celtic at Parkhead in the Old Firm Derby, Rangers have won each of their last four, including a comfortable 2-0 over Aberdeen at Ibrox last week. The Dons didn’t offer a lot in offence that day and deserved to leave Glasgow empty-handed, James Tavernier scoring a couple from the penalty spot after winning a late race to be fit. It was another strong showing by Defoe too as the English veteran adapts to life north of the border. He’ll be key to any success Rangers have on Sunday. The home win goes in our accas at 1/2 with Unibet.
Hibs go to Govan looking to grab the points needed to ensure they finish higher in the table than Hearts, but they have already shown this season they are a match for Steven Gerrard’s boys. Paul Heckingbottom has transformed the fortunes of the capital city firm, and they make this trip on the back of an unbeaten run, drawing three and winning two of their last five. 54 points on the board have them three ahead of Hearts at the time of writing.
The visitors held on for an impressive draw against Celtic in front of their own fans last month and ended April with another level finish, battling out a 1-1 at home to Hearts. Two energy-sapping contests and it’ll be interesting to see how Hibs will set-up at Ibrox. Will they play for another draw? You can back the share at 17/5 with William Hill, a bet that’s sure to attract a fair share of attention. Aiming for a bigger price? You’ll get a stunning 6/1 on Hibs beating Rangers at Bet365. That’s bigger than it probably should be. Both teams to score can be added to your accumulators at even money with most major firms, including Bet365.