Rangers vs Hearts: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Rangers vs Hearts: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Rangers host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side look to bounce back from their Old Firm derby humbling in midweek.

The Light Blues conceded three times inside the opening 45 minutes at Celtic to surrender top spot in the league to their bitter rivals.

Hearts, meanwhile, consolidated third place in the Scottish Premiership with a goalless draw in the Edinburgh derby in midweek, moving ten points clear of Motherwell.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is kick off? Sunday 6 February, 16:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Ibrox Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, BBC Scotland Sportscene
Referee? Willie Collum

Aaron Ramsey could make his Rangers debut after the midweek defeat to Celtic came too soon for the Welshman.

The Light Blues also welcomed Leon Balogun back into the squad in midweek, while Alfredo Morelos is likely to return to the team following international duty with Colombia.

Ianis Hagi has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, while Filip Helander and Steven Davis remain sidelined.

Jambos defender John Souttar faces the unenviable experience of facing his future employers after the Scotland international signed a pre-contract with Rangers last month.

Injuries have begun to bite in defence for Robbie Neilson’s side with Craig Halkett and Michael Smith ruled out, although Taylor Moore and Toby Sibbick deputised well in the goalless draw with Hibernian in midweek.

In a game Rangers dominated, a late Craig Halkett leveller salvaged a point for Hearts at Ibrox earlier this season.

Indeed, the Gers had won their previous six meetings with the Edinburgh side in Govan before October’s draw, racking up a 5-0 scoreline and a pair of 3-0 wins.

Only Hearts and Aberdeen have taken points from Rangers in the league at Ibrox this campaign, with the Jambos very likely to be facing a Gers side with a point to prove after their midweek derby defeat.

There is bound to be some anxiety among the Ibrox faithful as they aim to reclaim top spot – Celtic visit Motherwell earlier in the day – and Hearts could set out to frustrate their opponents.

However, Rangers will be a different animal with Morelos back in the fold and so expect the Ibrox side to respond with a victory this weekend.

Prediction: Rangers 2-0 Hearts

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