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FULL TIME!

Rangers beat Hearts 5-0 in the Scottish Premiership and remain top of the league

February 24, 2024 12:05 PM ET
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95'

Attempt saved. Nicolas Raskin (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Wright.

February 24, 2024 12:04 PM ET
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88'

Attempt saved. Fábio Silva (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Lundstram.

February 24, 2024 11:53 AM ET
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86'

Nathaniel Atkinson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 11:51 AM ET
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84'

Attempt saved. Kyosuke Tagawa (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Forrest.

February 24, 2024 11:48 AM ET
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83'

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

February 24, 2024 11:48 AM ET
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82'

Jorge Grant (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 11:48 AM ET
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76'

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland.

February 24, 2024 11:47 AM ET
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71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Rangers. Nicolas Raskin replaces Mohamed Diomande.

February 24, 2024 11:47 AM ET
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65' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!

GOAL! Goal! Rangers 5, Heart of Midlothian 0. Fábio Silva (Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

February 24, 2024 11:47 AM ET
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64'

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland.

February 24, 2024 11:40 AM ET
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64'

FREE KICK!  Calem Nieuwenhof (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 11:39 AM ET
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64'

Lawrence Shankland (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 11:27 AM ET
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58'

Attempt missed. Ridvan Yilmaz (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by John Lundstram.

February 24, 2024 11:22 AM ET
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50'

FREE KICK! Frankie Kent (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 11:14 AM ET
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48' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL!

Goal! Rangers 4, Heart of Midlothian 0. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) right footed shot from very close range.

February 24, 2024 11:12 AM ET
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45'

Second Half begins Rangers 3, Heart of Midlothian 0.

February 24, 2024 11:10 AM ET
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Half time

End of first half for Rangers 3-0 Hearts in the Scottish Premiership

February 24, 2024 10:58 AM ET
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46'

Connor Goldson (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 10:50 AM ET
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44' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!

Goal! Rangers 3, Heart of Midlothian 0. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

February 24, 2024 10:50 AM ET
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41'

Kenneth Vargas (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 10:46 AM ET
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40'

Calem Nieuwenhof (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 10:44 AM ET
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37' - GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAL!

Goal! Rangers 2, Heart of Midlothian 0. Óscar Cortés (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box.

February 24, 2024 10:43 AM ET
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31'

Jorge Grant (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

February 24, 2024 10:37 AM ET
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24'

Attempt blocked. Lawrence Shankland (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

February 24, 2024 10:28 AM ET
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23'

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mohamed Diomande.

February 24, 2024 10:28 AM ET
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20’

Beni Baningime (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

February 24, 2024 10:24 AM ET
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18’

Attempt saved. Ridvan Yilmaz (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Lundstram.

February 24, 2024 10:23 AM ET
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12’

Offside Rangers again. Óscar Cortés is caught offside.

February 24, 2024 10:16 AM ET
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6’

Offside, Rangers. Cyriel Dessers is caught offside.

February 24, 2024 10:12 AM ET
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02’ - GOOOOOOAAAAAAL

Goal! Rangers 1, Heart of Midlothian 0. Mohamed Diomande (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box.

February 24, 2024 10:08 AM ET
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START THE GAME

Bola rolando pra Rangers x Hearts no Estádio Ibrox

February 24, 2024 10:00 AM ET
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Hearts XI

Hearts: Clark, Atkinson, Kent, Rowles, Kingsley, Cochrane, Baningime, Grant, Niewenhof, Vargas, Shankland Subs: Gordon, Devlin, Forrest, Sibbick, Denholm, Tait, Fraser, Tagawa, Lembikisa

February 24, 2024 9:55 AM ET
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Warm-up

The warm-up is over and the teams are preparing to take to the field

February 24, 2024 9:53 AM ET
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Rangers XI

The Gers confirmed on their official Twitter account that Jack Butland will start in goal, with James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, John Souttar and Ridvan Yilmaz making up the defence.

John Lundstram, Mohamed Diomande and Dujon Sterling start in midfield, while Tom Lawrence, Oscar Cortes and Cyriel Dessers will occupy the attacking positions. 

That means Todd Cantwell misses out after it has been confirmed a hamstring injury he picked up in the 3-0 victory over St Johnston will keep him out for the next few weeks. 

Borna Barisic, Scott Wright and Fabio Silva have also dropped out of the side.

February 24, 2024 9:52 AM ET
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AgainstSt. Johnstone

Last time out, the team visited St. Johnstone and didn't shy away from playing against their opponents. They started the match with a goal from Diomande in the 37th minute. Even with the lead, they continued to press and found the net 10 minutes from the end, when Tavernier scored the second in the 80th minute and then the third in the 87th minute.

February 24, 2024 9:41 AM ET
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Rangers taken the lead

For the first time in the competition, Rangers have overtaken Celtic and taken the lead in the Scottish Championship. For many, the title for the team was already considered lost, as their arch-rivals at one point had a ten-point lead. However, the team remained resilient throughout and achieved an incredible six consecutive wins in the Premiership, while Celtic stumbled a few times in the previous rounds.

February 24, 2024 9:40 AM ET
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+2.5

Even though Rangers are the big favorites in this match for a number of reasons, there's no denying Hearts' attacking potential. The team shouldn't shy away from Ibrox Stadium and should also have their chances of scoring. Therefore, using the "over/under goals" market in your extra predictions for the Scottish Premiership matchday 27, it is recommended that you select the "over 2.5 goals" option for this game.

February 24, 2024 9:33 AM ET
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Rangers

On the back of an overwhelming run of positive results, Rangers are top of the table for the first time this season. Now it's up to them to maintain their lead over Celtic, and they have the home advantage to confirm another win in the competition. With that in mind, Rangers are predicted to win against Hearts, which is the prediction for the match on the twenty-seventh matchday of the 2023/2024 Scottish Championship season.

February 24, 2024 9:28 AM ET
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Ibrox Stadiium

Rangers and Hearts will cross paths this Saturday, February 24. The match is part of the schedule for the twenty-seventh round of the first phase of the 2023/2024 Scottish Championship. It will be played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow. Kick-off is scheduled for 9am (Brasília time).

February 24, 2024 9:23 AM ET
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Channels for Rangers vs Hearts on TV in real time?

Rangers-Hearts

Scottish Premiership

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 12 noon (Brasília time);

Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland;

Where to watch: Star+ (streaming).

February 24, 2024 9:18 AM ET
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When is the Rangers vs Hearts match?

The match between Rangers and Hearts will kick off at 12 noon (Brasília time) at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. The match can be viewed at Star+. You can watch it all here on VAVEL Brasil.

February 24, 2024 9:13 AM ET
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Hearts' probable line-up

Clark; Kingsley, Kent, Rowles; Atkinson, Nieuwenhof, Fraser, Baningime, Cochrane; Shankland, Forrest

February 24, 2024 9:08 AM ET
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Rangers' probable line-up

Jack Butland, James Tavernier, John Souttar, Connor Goldson, Borna Barisic, John Lundstram, Mohammed Diomandé, Todd Cantwell, Óscar Cortés, Scott Wright, Fábio Silva

February 24, 2024 9:03 AM ET
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Hearts need just one point

An away win on their last trip to Glasgow kicked off this series, as the 2-0 triumph over Celtic gave Hearts a new lease of life after an uneven start to the campaign.

Hearts need just one point to mathematically confirm their place in the Championship Group with six games remaining in the regular season.

February 24, 2024 8:58 AM ET
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Hearts

Naismith's side are essentially in a league of their own, below the top two but a long way behind the rest.

It's surprising that, considering the dominance of the Old Firm clubs, the gap to Rangers at the top (13 points) is actually smaller than the gap between them and Kilmarnock, one position below them (14 points).

Eight wins in a row is the reason for that gap, as Hearts have taken more points from their last 10 games than any other team in the division - 28.

February 24, 2024 8:53 AM ET
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Next matches

Rangers now have five big league clashes ahead of them, which they need to win before facing Celtic again in the penultimate game of the regular season, and none of them are likely to be tougher than this one.

Although they are unbeaten in their last 12 meetings with Hearts, the visitors haven't seen this kind of performance from their team for a long time.

February 24, 2024 8:48 AM ET
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Rangers

In a key move last week, Rangers took advantage of Celtic's slip-up and overtook them at the top of the Premiership.

A draw at home to Kilmarnock gave Philippe Clement's side the opportunity to pull away, and they took that chance by beating St. Johnstone 3-0 almost 24 hours later.

This means that Rangers have won all nine games since their previous Old Firm derby defeat at the end of December, and with the gap down to just two points, the good margin of victory has also seen the new leaders move ahead in terms of goal difference.

February 24, 2024 8:43 AM ET
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TIME AND PLACE!

This Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 12:00 Brasília time, Rangers and Hearts will play in the 27th round of the Scottish Championship at Ibrox Stadium.

To date, Rangers have won 81% of their 26 Scottish Premiership matches. When playing at home, the win rate is 85% (13 home games). Other data that should be taken into account is the number of goals scored and conceded so far.

In general, Rangers have a defense that has conceded 9 goals so far in the league. When it comes to attacking power, Rangers have an average of 2.15 goals scored per game in the competition.

Hearts have won 62% of their 26 games so far. However, when playing away from home (on 13 occasions), the win rate is 69%

When it comes to goals, Hearts have the following figures in the competition (counting home and away performances):

Goals scored: 17

Average goals scored per game: 1.35

Goals conceded: 12

Average goals conceded per game: 0.85

February 24, 2024 8:38 AM ET
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Welcome to the Rangers vs Hearts commentary

Hello, soccer lovers! It's now time for a crucial Scottish Premiership match between two teams: Rangers on one side and Hearts on the other. On the other side is Hearts. Follow all the action between the teams here, in real time on VAVEL Brasil.

February 24, 2024 8:33 AM ET