Live on BTSport 1: Sun 12.15: Rangers are 4/1 (bet365) to beat Hearts by a one goal margin in the Scottish Championship.
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs is outwardly adamant that champions Hearts won’t take their foot off the gas as they travel to Ibrox to face Rangers, the Hibees’ rivals for that crucial second spot but privately Stubbs will definitely be far less confident of a Jambos triumph than he would be had they not already clinched the title.
Punters too, would be advised to be sceptical, even though Robbie Neilson’s boys have won an incredible 26 of their 30 matches this term and will kick-off as 7/5 favourites with Stan James.
Admittedly, Neilson insists his team still has goals this season and they’ll certainly win more than they’ll lose but they come up against an improving runner in the ‘Gers, who are finally on the up under Stuart McCall. The Light Blues get the nod then at 2/1 via Coral, a price that looks somewhat over-inflated given their home advantage and extra incentive.
Nevertheless, Hearts’ quality means they can not only get on the scoresheet but also keep things close. Bet365′s 4/1 for McCall’s troops to edge it by a one-goal margin stands out then and the same firm post 10/1 against a 2-1 Rangers victory in a clash that’s a banker at 4/6 (BetVictor) to see both teams find the net.
In attack, ‘Gers front man Haris Vuckic has to be a consideration at whopping odds of 9/1 courtesy of BetVictor to break the deadlock. The on-loan striker has notched four times in as many games and Skybet go 11/4 about Vuckic adding to that tally at any stage in proceedings.
Rangers to beat Hearts by one – 4/1 (bet365)