Our prediction for this Scottish Cup match:
All eyes will be on Tynecastle Park when Hearts and Rangers face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Hearts set up a meeting with Rangers by beating Airdrie and Falkirk, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s football match. The Jambos have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding 13 goals in total in the previous four league fixtures, and that is the main reason why home win should not be considered.
Rangers, on the other hand, have slim chances of winning the Premiership title, but they are surely capable of going all the way in the FA Cup. Seeing that Steven Gerrard is likely to field the best possible side against Hearts, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the capital club. Albania international Florian Kamberi is pushing for a start as he came from the bench to find the net in a 2-2 draw with St. Johnstone.
Highlighted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit.
In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park.
The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
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.