Hearts vs Rangers Match Info
Date: Sunday January 26 2020
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Tynecastle Park
Referee: Steven McLean
Hearts vs Rangers Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches (league games unless stated)
December 1 2019: Rangers 5-0 Hearts
November 3 2019 (League Cup): Rangers 3-0 Hearts
October 20 2019: Hearts 1-1 Rangers
Total head-to-head league matches played: 305
Hearts wins: 65
Rangers wins: 181
Hearts vs Rangers Stats
- Rangers are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against Hearts
- Hearts have collected only three Premiership points from the latest 30 available to them
- Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings between these clubs hosted by Hearts
Hearts vs Rangers Match Preview
Daniel Stendel is now showing signs that he could start turning things around at beleaguered Hearts, but the improvement is unlikely to come quickly enough to avoid a loss to Rangers.
The German manager, who got Barnsley promoted to the English Championship last season, suffered defeat in his first four matches in charge of the Edinburgh club who are now four points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table.
But a couple of draws at home to Aberdeen and away to Ross County, plus a 5-0 Scottish Cup rout of Airdrie, suggest Stendel’s policy of easing out Hearts’ big earners may be bearing fruit as they try to reverse an alarming decline over the last 15 months.
There is plenty of time for relegation to be averted, although it is highly unlikely the Jam Tarts will gain any ground this weekend against a Rangers side aiming to stay on the heels of their Old Firm rivals Celtic in the title race, two points behind with a game in hand.
Steven Gerrard’s side went into the winter break on the highest of notes with a 2-1 triumph away to Celtic and have since picked up where they left off with wins to nil over Stranraer (Scottish Cup) and St Mirren, both of which were perfunctory rather than emphatic.
As the stats and head-to-head info above outlines, Rangers have a strong recent record against Hearts and even though their main source of goals, Alfredo Morelos, completes a suspension here, they are expected to be too good for a potentially resurgent Hearts team.
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Hearts vs Rangers Betting Tips
Rangers to win and both teams to score @ 11/5 with BetVictor
Rangers to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 11/10 with BetVictor