Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Rangers will be looking to move one step closer to regaining the Premiership trophy when they welcome rock-bottom Hamilton at their Ibrox Stadium. The Gers are nine points clear of second-place Celtic, but keep in mind that the Hoops still have two games in hand. Steven Gerrard is doing an amazing job with Rangers, and given Hamilton’s slow start to the season, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.
The visitors are on a three-game losing run in the Scottish top flight, meaning that they are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Glasgow. In their last meeting at Ibrox Stadium Hamilton did well to shock Rangers thanks to Moyo’s goal, meaning that Steven Gerrard’s lads are hungry for revenge. Experienced attacker Jermain Defoe is pushing for a start after he was rested in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.
Highlighted Player (Jon McLaughlin):
Jon McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Sunderland. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since.
Jon McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.
Jon McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Hamilton):
Nicknamed the Accies, Hamilton are the Scottish Premier League club founded back in 1874. Hamilton’s home ground is New Douglas Park, the venue which was opened in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is only 6,018. The Accies clinched their first domestic trophy in the 1985/86 season, with the team finishing the process eleven points clear of second-placed Falkirk.
Two seasons later, Hamilton repeated the success, with the team clinching their third and last Scotland Premier League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. The Accies wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home ground, while blue and green are the dominant colours of their away kit. Fellow clubs based in Lanarkshire, Motherwell, and Albion Rovers, are considered the club’s main rivals.
Speaking of the club’s biggest win, you should bear in mind that Hamilton outclassed Morton 10-0 in May 2014. Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy is considered one of the most notable footballers who started their senior career at Hamilton.