On Saturday, the Rangers will take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final 2021-2022. Here we have everything about Rangers vs Hearts, kickoff time, venue, preview, team news, lineup, prediction, and watching and streaming guide.
After missing out on the Scottish Premiership and the UEFA Europa League Final, the Rangers will hit the pitch to grab the Scottish Cup.
- Competition: Scottish Cup Final 2021-2022
- Teams: Rangers vs Hearts
- Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
- Time: 2:00 pm GMT, 3:00 pm BST
- Venue: Hampden Park
When and Where is Rangers vs. Hearts?
Rangers will play Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final 2021-2022 on Saturday, 21 May 2022, at 3:00 pm BST (GMT+1). The match will be held at Hampden Park.
Rangers have been dominant throughout the season in both domestic and European competitions. Unfortunately, they have fallen agonizingly short of the Scottish Premiership title and the UEFA Europa League title.
Rangers finished the Scottish Premiership season 2021-2022, only 4 points behind the Champions Celtic. They were extraordinary in the UEFA Europa League, beating Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Sporting Braga, and RB Leipzig on their way to the Europa League Final. The Scottish club lost the final against Eintracht Frankfurt by 5-4 goals on penalties.
However, the Rangers are ready to storm the Scottish Cup final against their Edinburgh rivals, Hearts, on Saturday. They beat their arch-rivals Celtic in the semi-final by 2-1 goals to reach the final stage.
The rangers will try to win the cup for the first time since 2009. They finished as the runners-up in 2016 in the Scottish Cup.
On the other hand, it will be the second Scottish Cup final for Hearts in 3 years. They lost the 2020 Scottish Cup final against Celtic. Hearts will give everything to win the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2012.
Hearts finished at 3rd place in the Scottish Premiership table, 28 points behind 2nd place Rangers. They beat Hibernian by 2-1 goals in the semi-final to set the final against the Rangers.
Head to Head:
Rangers and Hearts have played 316 official matches in history. Rangers have dominated this fixture against Hearts, recording 188 wins to Hearts’ 68, while 60 games have ended in draws.
- Played: 316
- Rangers win: 188
- Hearts win: 68
- Draws: 60
This season, the Edinburgh rivals have gone head-to-head 4 times in the Scottish Premiership. Rangers have won three times, and one match has been drawn.
Rangers won by 1-3 goals last week in the most recent fixture between the Rangers and Hearts. Peter Haring opened the scoring for Hearts in the 24th minute. Cedric Itten, Alexander Lowry, and Cole McKinnon scored a goal each for the Rangers to secure a 1-3 goals victory.
Rangers have won 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 matches in all competitions. Hearts have lost 3, drawn 1, and won 1 of their last 5 matches in all competitions.
Rangers vs H eartsTeam News and Probable Lineup:
Rangers have to deal with some injury issues. Borna Barisic limped off in the Europa League final and will be unavailable in this match. Nnamdi Ofoborh is a long-term absentee. Due to injury, Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, and Filip Helander will not be available.
Rangers Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, Jack Simpson; John Lundstram, Glen Kamara, Aaron Ramsey; Scott Wright, Fashion Sakala, Ryan Kent
On the other hand, Liam Boyce is doubtful to start against the Rangers. He took a knock against the Rangers last week. Beni Baningime is a long-term absentee.
Hearts Probable Lineup (3-5-2): Craig Gordon; Alex Cochrane, Stephen Kingsley, Toby Sibbick; Gary Mackay-Steven, Andrew Halliday, Peter Haring, Ben Woodburn, Nathaniel Atkinson; Ellis Simms, Josh Ginnelly
Fashion Sakala should be crucial for the Rangers in the attack. He scored 9 goals in the Premiership this season. The goal-scoring fullback James Tavernier scored 9 as well. James Tavernier is the top assist provider in the Premiership this season, with 13 assists under his belt. Their leading goal scorer, Alfredo Morelos, with 11 goals in the Premiership, will be unavailable due to injury.
Hearts’ top scorer in the Premiership, Liam Boyce, is doubtful in this match due to injury. He scored 10 goals this season in the Premiership. Barrie McKay should be crucial in the midfield for Hearts. He has provided 10 assists in the Premiership this season.
Rangers will be the favorite to win the Scottish Cup Final against the Hearts.
Rangers have been dominant this season. They finished the Premiership at 2nd place, 28 points ahead of 3rd place Hearts. They went all the way through to the Europa League final this season.
Moreover, the Rangers are unbeaten against Hearts in the 4 meetings this season. After losing the final of the UEFA Europa League, Rangers will do everything to grab the Scottish Cup.
Hearts have had a good season so far. They finished 3rd in the Premiership table. As it is the final battle, they would give their very best to win the Scottish Cup.
Surprise Sports experts predict that Rangers should win the Scottish Cup, defeating Hearts in the regulation time.
- Score Prediction: Rangers 2-1 Hearts
How to Watch Rangers vs. Hearts on TV and Online?
Viewers can watch Rangers vs Hearts final match on TV via BBC One Scotland and Premier Sports 1.
BBC subscribers can catch the live stream of the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Hearts on BBC iPlayer. You can get the app on the play store for free. Again, Premier Sports subscribers can enjoy the live stream via the Premier Player app or the website.
The kickoff time for Rangers vs Hearts is 3:00 pm BST. The match will be held at Hampden Park, Glasgow.