Rangers vs Hibernian betting tips
This article covers Rangers vs Hibernian betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
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Rangers vs Hibernian: Match details
Match: Rangers vs Hibernian
Competition: Scottish League Cup Semi-final
Date: Sunday 21 November 2021
Kick-off time: 4:00 pm, (UK)
Stadium: Hampden Park
Betting prediction: Rangers 2-1 Hibernian
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Rangers vs Hibernian – recent form and head to head statistics
Glasgow Rangers vs Stirling Albion FC - 4:0
Aberdeen FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:1
Glasgow Rangers vs St Mirren FC - 2:0
Glasgow Rangers vs Dundee United - 1:0
Glasgow Rangers vs St Johnstone FC - 2:0
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Hibernian FC vs Cove Rangers FC - 1:0
Celtic Glasgow vs Hibernian FC - 2:0
Dundee United vs Hibernian FC - 1:3
Hibernian FC vs Aberdeen FC - 1:0
Hibernian FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 1:2
|January 21, 2022||Scottish Cup 21/22||Glasgow Rangers||4 - 0||Stirling Albion FC|
|January 18, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Aberdeen FC||1 - 1||Glasgow Rangers|
|January 2, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Celtic Glasgow||0 - 0||Glasgow Rangers|
|December 29, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Aberdeen FC||0 - 0||Glasgow Rangers|
|December 26, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Glasgow Rangers||2 - 0||St Mirren FC|
|January 20, 2022||Scottish Cup 21/22||Hibernian FC||1 - 0||Cove Rangers FC|
|January 17, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Celtic Glasgow||2 - 0||Hibernian FC|
|January 3, 2022||Premiership 21/22||Hibernian FC||0 - 0||Heart of Midlothian FC|
|December 29, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Celtic Glasgow||0 - 0||Hibernian FC|
|December 26, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Dundee United||1 - 3||Hibernian FC|
|Glasgow Rangers||Hibernian FC|
|19||Shots on goal||7|
|23||Shots off goal||2|
|68%||Average ball possession||16%|
|7||Goals by foot||8|
|1||Goals by head||1|
|0||Shots on bar||1|
|Glasgow Rangers||Hibernian FC|
|1.94||Average Goals Scored||1.03|
|December 1, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Hibernian FC||0 - 1||Glasgow Rangers|
|November 21, 2021||League Cup 2021||Glasgow Rangers||1 - 3||Hibernian FC|
|October 3, 2021||Premiership 21/22||Glasgow Rangers||2 - 1||Hibernian FC|
|April 11, 2021||Premiership 20/21||Glasgow Rangers||2 - 1||Hibernian FC|
|January 27, 2021||Premiership 20/21||Hibernian FC||0 - 1||Glasgow Rangers|
Rangers vs Hibernian: Match preview
The post-Steven Gerrard era at Rangers begins with a showpiece occasion at Hampden.
Ten days ago, it was confirmed that Gerrard has left his position as Rangers manager to take over the vacant role as Aston Villa’s Head Coach.
He was in charge for 193 games, winning 125, leading the Gers to the Europa League round of 16 in each of the last two seasons.
His greatest achievement though was of course winning last season’s Scottish Premiership, ending Celtic’s hopes of ten-in-a-row.
Now though, in the first game after Gerrard, Rangers are looking to stay on course to win a first domestic cup since 2011, something the Liverpool legend could not deliver.
It goes without saying that losing your manager and his entire backroom staff isn’t ideal preparation for a huge semi-final clash.
It is reported that player-coach Jermain Defoe had been leading first team training this week.
Former Rangers left-back Giovanni van Bronckhorst was appointed Head Coach on Thursday but it remains to be seen if he’ll be in the dugout at Hampden.
To get to this semi-final, Rangers have cruised through the previous two rounds, hammering Dunfermline 5-0 and breezing past Livingston 2-0.
They’re also currently top of the Premiership table, four points above Celtic, having beaten rock bottom Ross County 4-2 a fortnight ago.
Joe Arbio, Ryan Kent, Juninho Bacuna and an own goal doing the damage there.
This commences a huge week for Rangers as they face a pair of games that could have a major barring on the destiny of their season.
On Thursday, Sparta Prague visit Ibrox with the home side needing a win to secure post-Christmas knockout European football.
Before then, the Light Blues are determined to stay on track to win the season’s first silverware.
In recent years, they’ve crashed out of cup competitions to St Johnstone, St Mirren, Hearts, Aberdeen (twice) and Motherwell.
Will Hibernian be added to that list or will Rangers reach December’s final where Celtic or St Johnstone await?
Will Hibs reach the final?
Hibs meanwhile are desperate to make up for last season’s missed opportunities in the domestic cup competitions.
Jack Ross’ side played at Hampden on four occasions last season, missing out on three chances to win silverware.
First, they lost to fierce rivals Hearts in the delayed Scottish Cup semi-finals before a League Cup semi mauling at the hands of St Johnstone.
In May, they did reach the Scottish Cup Final, beating Dundee United 2-0, but St Johnstone continued to be their kryptonite, winning 1-0.
With Celtic and Rangers out of the picture, the Hibees will feel they really should’ve won a major honour in 2020/21.
The last time they won a trophy coincidentally came the last time they faced Rangers in a cup tie.
It was the 2016 Scottish Cup Final between the two, the first final ever to be contested by two teams from outside the top-flight.
It was a 3-2 thriller in which David Gray’s 92nd minute header saw Hibs end their 114 year wait to win the Scottish Cup.
To get to this League Cup semi, Ross’ men have beaten Kilmarnock 2-0 and Dundee United 3-1, the latter an emphatic victory at Tannadice.
But, the Edinburgh side have not played a game since 27 October and are actually in poor form.
Their last two Premiership fixtures, against Ross County and Livingston, were postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad.
Before that, they’d lost four league games on the bounce against Rangers, Dundee United, Aberdeen and, most recently, Celtic.
This is their longest run of league defeats since March 2014 when they went on to be relegated.
But, in the first of that quartet, they did give Rangers a game at Ibrox, taking the lead through Kevin Nisbet before Ryan Porteous was sent off.
The Champions eventually scored twice in the final half hour to snatch the points.
Will the capital club now beat the Gers at Hampden and reach the final?
Rangers team news vs Hibernian
Given that Giovanni van Bronckhorst only took over on Thursday, he’ll have to relay on some excellent players to negotiate this tough period.
Leaders like Allan McGregor will be key to their success this season.
Now 39, he’s only started 13 of their 23 fixtures this season but is called upon for the important ones and this certainly falls into that camp.
At the back, with Filip Helander a long-term absentee, they’re short of centre-backs so Leon Balogun will continue to partner Connor Goldson.
Borna Barišić, who helped Croatia qualify for the World Cup last weekend, could displace Calvin Bassey at left-back.
In midfield, Ryan Jack came off the bench for 20 minutes against Ross County, his first appearance since 21 February due to a calf injury.
They could though utilise the experienced, steady duo of Glen Kamara and Steven Davis.
This would see summer signings John Lundstram and Juninho Bacuna, who scored his first for the club a fortnight ago, drop to the bench.
Further forward, Ryan Kent is back from injury and will start on the left with Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi completing a lethal attacking trio.
Alfredo Morelos will lead the line, making his first appearance at Hampden since missing a penalty in the 2019 League Cup Final defeat.
As a result, Kemar Roofe and Fashion Sakala would be left on the bench, the latter scored a hat-trick three weeks ago at Fir Park.
So, all four of the Zambian’s goals for Rangers, so far, have come against Motherwell who, sadly for Sakala, they don’t face again until late February.
Will this managerless side still be too strong in this semi-final?
Hibernian team news vs Rangers
As for Hibernian, having not played for 25 days, they’ll be raring to go if nothing else.
Arsenal academy graduate Matt Macey is firmly the number one goalkeeper these days after Ofir Marciano left for Feyenoord.
He’s, to date, kept ten clean sheets in 25 appearances since joining in January.
At the back, Jack Ross’ defence is very settled, featuring Paul McGinn on the right with captain Paul Hanlon and Ryan Porteous in the middle.
19 year old left-back Josh Doig looked set to leave the club in August but is still in Edinburgh and continuing to shine.
In midfield, Alex Gogić sits just in front of the back four with Jake Doyle-Hayes and Joe Newell either side.
Out-wide, Martin Boyle remains their talisman and key player having scored 11 goals already this season.
He started both of Australia’s World Cup qualifiers last week, against Saudi Arabia in Sydney and China in Shārjah, providing the assist in the latter.
In attack, only one Hibs player is out injured but it’s a big one.
Christian Doidge hasn’t played since suffering an achilles injury against HNK Rijeka in August; he’d scored 14 goals since the start of last season.
Without him, Kevin Nisbet plays as the lone front man, looking to add to his 22 goals for the Hibees.
Will Sunshine on Leith be echoing around Hampden again, as it was on that famous day in May 2016?
Predicted Rangers line-up vs Hibernian
Predicted Hibernian line-up vs Rangers
Highlights of Rangers 2-0 Livingston
Highlights of Dundee United 1-3 Hibernian
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Highlights of Rangers 2-1 Hibernian
Highlights of Rangers 4-2 Ross County
Highlights of Motherwell 1-6 Rangers
Highlights of Hibernian 1-0 St Johnstone
Scottish Premiership table:
|3||Heart of Midlothian FC||21||11||6||4||31||18||13||39|
|9||St Mirren FC||21||4||10||7||20||32||-12||22|
|10||Ross County FC||21||5||6||10||30||36||-6||21|
|12||St Johnstone FC||21||3||5||13||11||27||-16||14|
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Rangers vs Hibernian betting tips: Scottish League Cup Semi-final preview, predictions and odds FAQs
When does Rangers vs Hibernian kick off?
16:00 (UK), Sunday 21 November 2021.
What is the best way to watch Rangers vs Hibernian?
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What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Rangers vs Hibernian?
Rangers 2-1 Hibernian.