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Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian betting tips: Scottish Cup Final preview, predictions and odds

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Mclaughlin, Jon
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Sakala, Fashion
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This’ll be the fifth Scottish Cup Final between the two with Rangers lifting the cup in 1903, 1976 and 1996 before Hearts prevailed in 1998. Only one of the 14 Scottish Cup Finals since ’98 featuring one Old Firm team has been won by the non-Glasgow club, this being the Gers’ 3-2 defeat to Hibs in 2016. The Jambos won the last cup meeting between the two, a 1-0 quarter-final victory in 2020, but Rangers have won their last three clashes. 

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Both teams to score is 7/10.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 1/1.

Rangers to win and both teams to score is 2/1.

James Tavernier has scored 83 goals for Rangers, but has never netted in 19 games against Hearts. The captain is 13/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to break that statistically anomaly.  

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Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian betting tips: Scottish Cup Final preview, predictions and odds

Heart of Midlothian’s Liam Boyce has a shot go wide during the cinch Premiership match at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh. Picture date: Sunday December 12, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/PA Images via Getty Images)

Hampden plays host the 137th Scottish Cup Final, 148 years on from Queen’s Park’s 1-0 victory in the first-ever final against Clydesdale.

In the intervening years, Rangers have lifted this trophy 33 times, but are looking to reclaim the cup for the first time since 2009.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side have enjoyed far from ideal preparation for this game, following an energy-sapping an emotional week.

On Wednesday night, the Light Blues faced Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League Final, just the club’s fifth final on the continent.

The tens of thousands who made the trip to Seville were believing in the 58th minute when Joe Aribo pounced on some slack defending and finished cooly.

However, the Bundesliga side weren’t behind for long, just 12 minutes in fact, with Rafael Santos Borré poking home an equaliser.

That proved to be the end of the scoring, meaning a penalty shootout was required at Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.

Aaron Ramsey, who only came on in the 117th minute, was the only man to miss from 12 yards, meaning Frankfurt lifted the trophy aloft.

It was an amazing journey to Seville that ultimately ended in heartbreak, meaning Rangers turn to this competition as their fourth and final shot at silverware.

So far in the cup, the Bears have swatted aside Stirling Albion, Annan Athletic and Dundee before coming from behind to beat Celtic in the semis.

Will the Gers claim a domestic cup for the first time since 2011?

Don’t write off Heart of Midlothian though; they will have been delighted to see Wednesday night’s game go the distance.

Robbie Neilson’s side came third in the Premiership this season, despite this being their first season back in the top-flight.

So, the Jambos have already qualified for the Europa League play-offs, guaranteeing themselves eight games in UEFA competition next season.

Thus, Hearts are looking to cap off a mightily impressive campaign with some silverware.

In the cup, they’ve overcome Auchinleck Talbot, Livingston on penalties, St Mirren and then Edinburgh rivals Hibs last month.

Hearts are competing in their 17th Scottish Cup Final, winning eight and losing eight to date.

They last lifted the cup in 2012, subsequently losing in 2019 and 2020, both times to Celtic.

Will Rangers end a disappointing week with silverware, or can Hearts cause a bit of an upset at Hampden Park?

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Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian betting tips: Scottish Cup Final preview, predictions and odds

SEVILLE, SPAIN – MAY 18: Joe Aribo of Rangers celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán on May 18, 2022 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Giovanni van Bronckhorst faces some tough selection decisions given that most of his key man played 120+ minutes little over 65 hours ago.

In goal, Allan McGregor made his 444th appearance for the club on Wednesday night and it could be his last.

The 40 year old is set to depart this summer with Jon McLaughlin, who started the semi-final against Celtic, back between the sticks here too.

Calvin Bassey and Connor Goldson are the usual centre-back duo, but Leon Balogun could be rotated in; Filip Helander is injured.

James Tavernier will, this time, be hoping to get his hands on some silverware after heartbreak in Seville.

In midfield, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara and John Lundstram are the usual trio but, again, all three will surely be fatigued to varying degrees.

They do have options in this area though, namely James Sands, Scott Arfield, Steven Davis and Aaron Ramsey.

The latter will be looking to make up for his missed penalty and could become the sixth player to win the Scottish Cup as well as the FA Cup.

In attack, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi are out while Kemar Roofe was only fit enough to feature for three minutes on Wednesday.

Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Scott Wright led the attack but Amad and/or Fashion Sakala add freshness.

Heart of Midlothian team news

Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian betting tips: Scottish Cup Final preview, predictions and odds

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JULY 31: Gary Mackay-Steven of Heart of Midlothian celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at Tynecastle Park on July 31, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

These two actually met in the Premiership last Saturday, Rangers won 3-1, but both managers rotated heavily with this game in mind.

So, all of Robbie Neilson’s big guns will be restored to the XI for this game.

Ellis Simms, who scored a rocket in the semi-final against Hibernian, will lead the line with Liam Boyce in support.

39 year old goalkeeper Craig Gordon has won this trophy four times in his career, including with Hearts 16 years ago.

In defence, how’s this for a subplot, John Souttar will make his final appearance for Hearts before joining Rangers on a free in the summer.

He’s fit again so Souttar and Craig Halkett will return at centre-back, with Michael Smith and Stephen Kingsley either side.

Andy Halliday is the last Rangers player to score in a Scottish Cup Final, but will face his boyhood club in this one.

Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC form
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Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 2:0
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:1
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Heart of Midlothian FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
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Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 4:1
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Glasgow Rangers vs Dundee United - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 2:0
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Heart of Midlothian FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
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Motherwell FC vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 2:1
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Celtic Glasgow vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 4:1
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Heart of Midlothian FC vs Ross County FC - 0:0
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
May 21, 2022 Scottish Cup 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 18, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Eintracht Frankfurt 1  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 4  - 1 Ross County FC
May 8, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Dundee United
Last 5 games for Heart of Midlothian FC
May 21, 2022 Scottish Cup 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Motherwell FC 2  - 1 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 7, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Celtic Glasgow 4  - 1 Heart of Midlothian FC
April 30, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 0  - 0 Ross County FC
Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC Scottish Cup 21/22 form
Glasgow Rangers Heart of Midlothian FC
5 Matches played 5
5 Matches won 4
81 Goal attempts 31
22 Shots on goal 13
39 Shots off goal 11
27 Corner kicks 9
48% Average ball possession 29%
20 Shots blocked 7
8 Cards given 7
61 Free kicks 44
7 Offsides 7
2 Shots on post 2
8 Goals by foot 6
1 Goals by head 0
14 Goals scored 11
1 Goals conceded 5
Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Glasgow Rangers Heart of Midlothian FC
98 Matches 98
52 Home Matches 46
46 Away Matches 52
182 Total Goals 76
1.86 Average Goals Scored 0.78
65 Wins 17
17 Losses 65
16 Draws 16
Last 5 games & match results between Glasgow Rangers and Heart of Midlothian FC
May 21, 2022 Scottish Cup 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
February 6, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 5  - 0 Heart of Midlothian FC
December 12, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 0  - 2 Glasgow Rangers
October 16, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 1  - 1 Heart of Midlothian FC

Scottish Premiership table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Hibernian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Aberdeen FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Celtic Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Heart of Midlothian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kilmarnock FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dundee United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Motherwell FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Glasgow Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 St Mirren FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 St Johnstone FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Livingston FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ross County FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC?

14:00, Saturday 21 May 2022