STAR PREVIEW: Rangers v Hibs
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Scottish Championship is all over, bar the shouting.
Hearts have a sensational 19 point lead having lost only one game all season.
That means the best that Rangers can hope for is a play off place if they are going to continue their climb back from relative oblivion. It’s been an exceptionally poor season for Rangers compounded by being knocked out of the Scottish Cup against Raith.
It looks likely that Hibs will be in that play off too and Alan Stubbs’ side have already twice got the better of Rangers in the two league games played this season by an aggregate of 7-1.
On that current form taking short odds about Rangers, even with home advantage at Ibrox, seems very foolhardy.
Add in the injury problems that Rangers are facing and the scales are tipping firmly towards Hibs.
Rangers are without banned goalkeeper Steve Simonsen who took over from long-term injured Cammy Bell who is still out so Lee Robinson will start in goal.
Recent loan signings from Newcastle Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu and Remie Streete are all injured.
Rangers v Hibs
7.45pm BT SPORT
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Dec 2014 Championship Hibernian 4-0 Rangers
Sep 2014 Championship Rangers 1-3 Hibernian
Aug 2014 League C Cup Rangers 2-1 Hibernian
Jan 2012 Premier Rangers 4-0 Hibernian
Dec 2011 Premier Hibernian 0-2 Rangers
Oct 2011 Premier Rangers 1-0 Hibernian
Jan 2011 Premier Hibernian 0-2 Rangers
Nov 2010 Premier Rangers 0-3 Hibernian
Aug 2010 Premier Hibernian 0-3 Rangers
Apr 2010 Premier Hibernian 0-1 Rangers
Hibs at 21/10 with Star Sports is making plenty of appeal.