Rangers vs Hearts: How to watch Scottish Premiership clash on TV, live stream, kick-off time and team news

Rangers vs Hearts: How to watch Scottish Premiership clash on TV, live stream, kick-off time and team news

Updated: 3 months, 22 hours, 7 minutes, 19 seconds ago

A cagey affair is expected when the two sides come head-to-head at Ibrox.

With pressure rising enormously on manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Rangers must bounce back from their 2-1 Scottish Premiership defeat to St Johnstone when they take on Hearts at Ibrox.

The Light Blues boss has come under increasing scrutiny from supporters due to his side’s underwhelming run of form both domestically and in European competition. Goals from James Brown and Nicky Clark condemned the Gers to a shock loss in Perth, despite a late reply from captain James Tavernier.

Any further dropped points over their next two fixtures could prove detrimental to not on Van Bronckhorst’s managerial position, but also to their title bid.

Hearts' Cammy Devlin is shown a straight red card during the Premiership match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle. Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group

They face a Hearts team full of renewed confidence having moved up to fourth spot in the table after back-to-back league victories over Ross County and Motherwell, ending their recent malaise under Robbie Neilson.

A 3-2 victory over the Steelemen at Tynecastle was made all the more impressive after Jorge Grant was sent off in the first-half and travelling supporters will be optimistic they can leave Govan with a positive result.

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Despite their Europa Conference League journey coming to an end, the Jambos will have their eyes firmly fixed on springing a further shock against an opponent relatively low on confidence at present.

We’ve gathered all the information you need on the match and how to watch it below…

Where is the game taking place & what time does the match kick-off?

Who: Rangers vs Hearts

What: Scottish Premiership

Where: Ibrox Stadium, Govan

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When: Wednesday, November 9th – kick-off 7.45pm (UK time)

How to watch on TV – Is there a live stream?

No, unfortunately the game will not be broadcast live. International subscribers can stream the game through their RangersTV package. Fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to listen to live audio.

BBC Sportsound will also provide online and radio updates throughout the match, with Sportscene highlights on from 10.40pm.

What are the latest match odds?

RANGERS 1/4 | DRAW 11/2 | HEARTS 17/2

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*Odds from BET365 correct at time of writing*

Who are the match officials?

Referee John Beaton has been selected by the SFA to take charge of the fixture. He will be assisted by Graeme Stewart and David Roome, with Steven Kirkland named as the fourth official. David Munro is the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

What’s the team news ahead of Rangers vs Hearts?

Giovanni van Bronckhorst confirmed attacking midfielder Alex Lowry is fit but will not be included in the matchday squad to face Hearts, while winger Fashion Sakal has been ruled out after sustaining a minor muscle issue at the weekend.

The Zambian faces a week on the sidelines, meaning he will not feature until after the World Cup break, joining Ridvan Yilmaz, Filip Helander, Connor Goldson, Ianis Hagi, Ryan Jack, Tom Lawrence, John Souttar and Kemar Roofe on the club’s treatment table.

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Sakala’s absence could present Scott Wright with an opportunity to impress on the right-hand side, while Rabbi Matondo and Scott Arfield are also pushing for a starting berth.

Rangers forward Fashion Sakala leaves the field with an injury during the 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson was boosted by the return of Australian defender Kye Rowles against Motherwell after a long-term injury but midfielder Jorge Grant serves a suspnesion after picking up a straight red card in Sunday’s victory.

Beni Baningime, Liam Boyce won’t return until 2023, while Stephen Kingsley, Craig Halkett, Peter Haring and Gary Mackay-Steven will watch on from the sidelines.