Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
There will be fireworks when Hearts and Rangers square off against each other at Tynecastle Park on Matchday 9. The Robbie Neilson’s troops were having their ups and downs before the international break, with the team beating both St. Johnstone and Motherwell, while losing to Celtic and Livingston, but they are surely capable of making life difficult for Rangers in front of home fans. Alex Cochrane has joined the likes of Kye Rowles, Liam Boyce, and Craig Halkett in the recovery room.
The Gers, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 2-1 win over Dundee United, but beating Hearts on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Tynecastle Park, and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away side will be summer signing Antonio Colak, who has netted six goals so far this term, while all Roofe, Helander, Lawrence, Souttar, McLaughlin, and Ofoborh continue to miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
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.