HomeFootballHamilton vs Rangers: Preview, team news, predicted XI and...

Hamilton vs Rangers: Preview, team news, predicted XI and more | SPL 2020-21

- Advertisement -

Hamilton vs Rangers

Time – UK: 5.30 pm, India: 10.00 pm (Saturday)

- Advertisement -

Venue: New Douglas Park

League leaders Rangers are scheduled to visit New Douglas Park on Saturday to face Hamilton Academical as they continue their quest to lift their first Scottish Premiership title since returning to the top flight.

After getting back to winning ways last weekend against Kilmarnock, following their disappointing goalless draw against Livingston, the Gers will be eager to bag three more points at the weekend to keep their title charge on track.

The Accies, on the other hand, are in desperate need of points for reasons of their own. They have been in dismal form since the start of the new season, losing three in a row before returning to winning ways in their last match against Motherwell.

Brian Rice’s team will be eager to build on that win and come out with a positive result against Rangers on Saturday.

Hamilton vs Rangers: Recent form

Hamilton Accies: W-L-L-L-W

Rangers: W-D-W-W-L

Hamilton had to toil hard against Motherwell in their last match on 22nd August. In fact, they had to wait until the 86th minute to break the deadlock, with Hakeem Odoffin finding the back of the net to hand Hamilton their first win of the season after three successive losses.

Rangers, on the other hand, got back to winning ways after beating Kilmarnock 2-0 at Ibrox. New signing Kemar Roofe was on the scoresheet, while Ryan Kent added a second in the 77th minute to earn all three points for Steven Gerrard‘s side.

Hamilton vs Rangers: Head-to-head record

Total Matches: 27

Hamilton Accies wins: 3

Rangers wins: 22

Draws: 2

Hamilton won 1-0 against Rangers the last time the two sides met back in March at Ibrox this year, just before the suspension of the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season.

David Moyo scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute, and in spite of the Gers enjoying 77 per cent overall possession, they just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Hamilton vs Rangers: Team news


There are no fresh injury worries for Brian Rice’s team ahead of their last match of the month, but a few key players still remain sidelined.

Skipper Brian Easton has been out of action with an ankle injury and is set to be sidelined until at least October. Midfielder William Guy Collar has a shin injury, while Ronan Hughes is also recuperating from a hamstring issue.


There is no fresh news regarding Jermain Defoe and Nikola Katic, who remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Midfielder Joe Aribo is also going to be sidelined for the match, but Steven Gerrard revealed that defender Leon Balogun will be available for selection. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor has also been training with the team for the entire week and will be in contention for a place in the starting XI.

Hamilton vs Rangers: Predicted line-up

Hamilton Accies: Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Ryan Fulton; Lee Hodson, Shaun Want, Hakeem Odoffin, Scott McMann; Lewis Smith, Ross Callachan, Reegan Mimnaugh, David Templeton; Callum Smith,  David Moyo.

Rangers: Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Jon McLaughlin; James Tavernier, Filip Helander, Connor Goldson, Borna Barisic; Steven Davis, Ryan Jack; Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi, Cedric Itten; Kemar Roofe

 Hamilton vs Rangers: Where to watch

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event for fans in the UK and Ireland.

Supporters across the world can also have access to the match through the SkyGo app.

Hamilton vs Rangers: Prediction

In spite of Hamilton having managed to register a narrow win against Rangers away from home last time around, it would be difficult for them to follow that success up.

Steven Gerrard has strengthened his side manifold this time around and even if Brian Rice’s side take a defensive approach on Saturday afternoon, the Liverpool legend has enough options to change the formation and get that winning goal.

Hamilton vs Rangers predicted scoreline: 0-2

Also Read: Arsenal vs Liverpool: Preview, team news, predicted XI and more | Community Shield 2020

- Advertisement -

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

Why are more and more MotoGP riders using the Noson nasal dilator?

Introduction MotoGP riders or athletes are physically fit and healthy individuals and their muscles are continuously functioning and used during the performance. As a fan...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Suresh Raina Batted India Into The Finals of 2011 World Cup

Its been 9 years, since India won the Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka on 2 April, 2011. The images and visuals of...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Ajax XI if they didn’t sell their star players

Based in Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, who incidentally draw their name from the legendary Greek hero of the same name, are the most successful club...

Age Fraud in Indian Cricket: Are players really to be blamed?

There have been times while watching a cricket match when we tend to hear commentators comment on cricketers’ age. We as fans have many...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

5 famous players to play for both Leeds United and Liverpool

Leeds United are back in the Premier League after 16 years and will play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in their very first match...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -