Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
All eyes will be on Tynecastle Park when Hearts and Rangers go head to head in the Premiership derby on Wednesday evening. The Jambos aim to retain their spot in top three, and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Gers in front of home fans. Jorge Grant is widely expected to replace Cameron Davlin in the starting XI after the later was withdrawn during the first half against Livingston, while all Halkett, Mackay-Steven, Gordon, and Baningime continue to miss out with injuries.
The Gers, on the other hand, aim to keep their Premiership title hopes alive, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Hearts, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Fit-again centre-forward Antonio Colak is pushing for a start, while Ianis Hagi could play some part after recovering from a long-term injury.
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.