Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
Despite failing to impress against Hibernian, Rangers eventually picked up all three points from their last league match. The Gers put an extra pressure on league leaders Celtic, and they are now on a quest to move one step closer to winning the FA Cup trophy. Steven Gerard’s troops kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Stranrear, and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football game against Hamilton as well.
January signing Iani Hagi, who opened his goal-scoring account against the Hibs, will be one of the men to watch in the away team. Hamilton rolled over Edinburgh City 5-0 in their FA Cup opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Rangers. When the two teams met in the FA Cup in 2017 Rangers crushed Hamilton 6-0, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Scott McMann):
Born on July 9, 1996, Scott McMann is a Scottish footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both left and right back as well. Scott McMann is a product of the Hamilton Academical football academy, and he has been playing for the senior team since 2013.
In 2016 he made seven appearances in the league during his loan spell with Clyde. McMann, who represented both Scotland U16 and U17 teams in the past, wears the number 3 on his shirt. The right-footed defender made his Scotland Premier League debut with Hamilton in a 1-0 win over St Mirren on May 23, 2015.
The Scottish footballer scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Clyde in the League Cup on July 17, 2019. Scott McMann wears the number 3 jersey at Hamilton Academical.
Highlighted Team (Rangers):
Glasgow Rangers are one of the two synonyms for Scottish Football. Glasgow Rangers were founded back in 1872 and they have been playing an important role in the Scottish top flight ever since. The Gers won their 54th Scottish Premier League title in the 2010/2011 season, but winning of European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy in 1972 is considered the club’s biggest success.
Glasgow Rangers defeated Dynamo Moscow in the final of the competition, with the likes of Stein and Johnston (two goals) scoring for the Scottish side. Celtic are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two teams meet in the Old Firm derby. The likes of Paul Gascoigne, David Weir, Stefan Klos, Chris Boyd, Ian Durrant and Kenny Miller are some of Rangers’ former notable players.
It has to be noted that the Gers welcome their rivals at Ibrox Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 50,817. Rangers’ support is largely drawn from the Protestant Unionist community.