Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
After dropping two points in a goalless draw with Aberdeen, Rangers will be looking to return to winning ways in the Scotland Premiership when they host Hibernian at their Ibrox Stadium on Matchday 25. The Gers have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping a clean sheet in each of their last five home matches in the Premiership.
Rangers are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and even though they failed to turn their dominance into goals against Aberdeen, we are tempted to put our money on Steven Gerard’s men. Alfredo Morelos failed to impress on his return from suspension, but the opposition defenders should have the team’s key attacker at bay. The Hibs have been in a fine form of late, but this has to go down as a must-win game for Rangers, who aim to melt Celtic’s advantage in the standings.
Highlighted Player (Steven Davis):
Born in Ballymena on 1 January 1985, Steven Davis is probably the most famous Northern Irish footballer of the 21st century, and he was one of team’s youngest ever captains, having been awarded the armband just over a year after making his debut for the national team.
The combative midfielder has spent his entire career up to date in the UK, enjoying successful spells with Aston Villa, Fulham, Rangers and Southampton, while representing the country of his birth at various youth levels before getting a chance to shine at the biggest stage.
Davis soon established himself as a leader of the Northern Ireland football team, missing just a handful of competitive fixtures since making his debut in 2005. The central midfielder scored 2 goals to help the national team finally secure their place at a major tournament, with an impressive Euro 2016 qualifying campaign likely to remain fresh in the minds of both the players and fans alike in years to come.
Highlighted Team (Hibernian):
Founded in August 1875, Hibernian are the Scottish Premier League team that play home matches at Easter Road. The capacity of the venue is 20,421, and it was opened in 1893. The Hibs wear light green shirts with white sleeves and white shorts in home matches, while light grey is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Hibernian clinched their first Scottish league trophy back in the 1902/03 season, and they were the dominant force in Scottish football in the early 50s, securing three titles more from 1948 to 1952. The Easter Road outfit recorded their biggest win on September 3, 1881, with the team rolling over Black Watch Highlanders 22-1.
In February 1961, the Hibs suffered the biggest defeat in the club's history as they were beaten by Airdrie 11-1. Hibernian and Hearts face each other in the Edinburgh derby. The rivalry between the two clubs is considered one of the oldest rivalries in world football.