Scottish Football Odds: Title at Stake as Rangers and Hearts ClashPublished January 16, 2015 by Amir G
The challenge for the Scottish Championship's title could be sealed today at Ibrox Stadium as Rangers host Hearts (19:45 UK time).
The Scottish Championship league heats up today as two table leaders Heart of Midlothian and Glasgow Rangers meet for an important match at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium (19:45 UK time).
Rangers seem to be the only match to the Hearts this season. They won 13 games, lost 5 and drawn 2, currently sitting on 41 points. While Hearts are 13 points clear from the team right now, a win today could change the picture while at the same time a loss would probably seal the title race. Rangers won their last two games against Dumbarton and Alloa respectively.
The team trails Hearts' goal difference by 20 goals, but they have talent up in the front with goalscorers Nicky Law and Calum Gallagher who are good bets. Home advantage considered, this game could go anywhere and Rangers are considered to have a better squad for the encounter.
Hearts up High
With 54 points composed of 17 wins, 3 draws and zero losses, Hearts proudly stand atop the Championship table with 54 points. Hearts are simply breaking all other hearts in the league this season, having scored 52 goals in 20 matches, the team is showing that it is ready to return to the Premiership after last season's slip which got it relegated.
Hearts' winning streak was cut by a 1-1 draw against the strong Hibernian earlier this month, but they came back with an away 1-5 thrashing of Dumbarton last week. It's hard if not impossible to see Hearts losing their tight grip on the league and a win today could very well end the title race. Look for Osman Sow and James Keatings to deliver goals, although many of the team's players have contributed to its impressive goal statistic.
Winner Sports is offering pre-match and in-play betting markets on this important match. Full time odds had Rangers at 7/5 and Hearts at 17/10 with 49/20 for a draw. Log-in Winner this Friday evening for a full range of markets.