Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After suffering a shocking elimination in the FA Cup, Rangers will be looking to get back on course when they host Hamilton at their Ibrox Stadium on Matchday 29. The Gers are twelve points behind league leaders Celtic in the Premiership standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Both Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack are likely to miss the midweek fixture with injury, but Alfredo Morelos could be recalled to the starting XI after missing the Hearts clash due to disciplinary reason issue.
Anyhow, home win should be considered as Steven Gerrard’s men will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season. Hamilton will be without influential attacker Chris Long (suspension) against the Gers, which is yet another reason why the hosts are likely to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Scott Arfield):
Despite being born in Dechmont, Scotland, Scott Arfield represents Canada on the international stage. Arfield, though, played for Scotland U19 and U21 teams in the past and he made one appearance for Scotland B as well. Scott’s father, though, was born in Toronto, Canada and that is the main reason why he decided to play for the Canada national football team.
The Burnley midfielder made his Canada debut on March 25, 2016 in a 3-0 loss to Mexico. Scott Arfield began his club career at Falkirk and he scored 13 goals in 108 appearances in the league for the Scottish club. In 2010 he signed a deal with Huddersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from until 2013.
As previously mentioned, Arfield currently wear’s Burnley shirt, meaning that he is enjoying the Premier League football. You should bear in mind that the Scottish midfielder netted one goal for Burnley in the 2016/2017 season. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Everton on October 10, 2016.
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.