Match PreviewScottish giants Rangers is set to lock horns with Hamilton Academical in a Scottish Championship at SuperSeal Stadium on Friday.
Rangers is currently in the second place on the Scottish Premiership table, and they are already eight points behind league leader Celtic, who tops the standings with 4o points.
Rangers must need a win against Hamilton Academical on Friday to keep their fading title hopes alive.
Hamilton Academical, meanwhile, has drawn their last eight league matches, and they are on the eighth position of the Premiership table with 16 points.
Talking about history, Rangers has won 12 out of 14 matches played between these two teams since 2008.
Team News: Hamilton AcademicalThe good news for Hamilton Academical fans is that all of their players are fit ahead of the clash against Rangers.
Strikers Alexandre-joaquin-D'Akol and Louis Longridge are likely to form a striking partnership in this game.
Meanwhile, Hamilton has drawn their eight successive league matches. Hence, the attacking players like Ali Crawford and Greg Docherty need to step up their performance if their team wants a positive result in the upcoming match.
Hamilton Academical: Predicted Line-up (3-5-2)
Woods - Seaborne, Sarris, Mcmann - Crawford, Docherty, Gillespie, Mackinnon, Imrie - Longridge, D'Akol
Team News: RangersNo players has been sidelined due to injuries for Rangers at the moment.
Striker Joe Garner, who has scored three Premiership goals this season, will be a key player for the away side to unlock Hamilton's defense.
Centre-back duo Daniel Wilson and Robert Kiernan are likely to form a defensive solidity in the backline for Rangers.
The Blueshirts came into this match with two wins in row. Hence, manager Mark Warburton isn't expected to make any changes in the team, which has given them success recently.
Rangers: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Foderingham - Wallace,Wilson, Kiernan, Hodson - Tavernier, Halliday, Holt - Miller, McKay Garner
Hamilton Academical vs. Rangers: Head-to-HeadTotal games: 14 (since 2008)Hamilton wins: 0Rangers wins: 12Draws: 2
Hamilton vs. Rangers: TV Schedule and ChannelIn the U.K., the match will be live on BT Sports with kick-off scheduled at 7:45 p.m. local time.
Hamilton vs. Rangers: Prediction
The Rangers are top favorite to win this tie. Mark Warburton's men are full of confidence at the moment, having won four of their last five Scottish league matches. They will look to continue this winning momentum when they visit Hamilton on Friday.
On the other hand, Hamilton has drawn their last eight Premiership matches, which show a lack of quality in their attacking abilities. It will be very tough for the home side's defense to resist in-form Rangers's attackers.
Considering recent performances and strengths of the both teams, the Rangers should clinch a victory against this Friday.
Final Predicted Score: Hamilton Academical 0-2 Rangers
Hamilton vs. Rangers: Betting Tips and Odds
- Hamilton Academical win: 4/5
- A draw:5/2
- Rangers win: 16/5
- Under 2.5 goals: evens
- Over 2.5 goals: 8/11
- Both teams score: 4/6
- Both teams fail to score: 11/10
Key Stats to consider
- Hamilton has drawn their last eight Scottish Premiership matches.
- Hamilton has won just two of their 16 league matches so far.
- Rangers is unbeaten in nine of their last 10 league matches.
- Rangers is undefeated against Hamilton in all 14 matches played between them.
- Rangers has won nine out of their 17 Premiership matches so far.
- Rangers has scored just 23 goals in their 17 Premiership matches so far.
Hamilton Academical vs. Rangers: Live StreamThe match can be streamed live online by clicking at this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.
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