Date: September 29, 2014
Venue: Ibrox stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
Kick off time: 19:45 hrs BST
The Scottish Championship will see Rangers going up against Hibernian on Monday as the former look to keep up their bid to re-enter the premiership next season. Rangers have already obtained two promotions in successive seasons after they had to start all over from the bottom following their liquidation.
Rangers form: W-D-W-W-W
Rangers are on a hot streak currently with four wins out of a possible five in their last five games. The club, who are based in the south west of Glasgow and are one half of the Old Firm, come into this upcoming fixture on the backs of a 3-1 away win at Falkirk.
While they had been held by Alloa in an away match on September 20, Rangers had won three consecutive matches against Q of South (4-2), Raith (0-4), and Inverness (1-0) in a run which began on August 30. The side are in a buoyant mood going into this match and will hope for a positive result on Monday.
Hibernian form: W-L-W-L-W
Hibernian are coming into this game following a 2-0 away win last week against Ross Co. However, their form has been a bit of here and there at the same time. While they have three wins out of five in as many games, a look at their results this season shows that they have not been able to win a couple of consecutive wins this season.
Hibernian have been defeated by Q of South and Alloa in their last five games while winning their home games against Cowdenb’eth and Dumbarton.
Rangers: Ian Black
Scottish midfielder Ian Black has been a part of all the good work that Rangers have done in the final third. Although Black has been vital in providing solidity in the middle of the park, his work in the opponent’s half has been quite superb and he has a couple of goals against Falkirk and Raith to prove that.
Hibernian: Dominique Malonga
The 25 year old French forward has been in great form in front of goal and scored a brace against Ross County in the last game. Malonga will be looking to take over from where he left off the other day when the two teams clash on Monday night at the Ibrox.
A Rangers win, but perhaps not as straight forward as some of their recent wins. They are as low as 1.5 to win this which is why a draw (4.33 at bet365) looks a better bet to begin with. Less than 2.5 goals (2.25 at bet365)