Rangers and Hearts play each other in the clash of top two teams in the Scottish Premiership. Hearts are just one point behind Rangers in the second position and will look to go to the top of the table with a win.
Rangers are on the top of the table with 19 points in eight games played. Steven Gerrard men have just lost one match and enter this match after a 2-1 victory over Hibernian.
Rangers have scored 14 goals in the season and the expected goal rate is 13.20. They have made the most number of positional attacks in the league and average around 37 positional attacks per 90. The shots attempted are only less than Celtic and the team averages more than 15 shots per 90. 84 shots out of the 133 attempted are from inside the opposition penalty box. Rangers are just behind Celtic who have been the most attacking side in the league.
The Gers have completed the highest number of passes into the opposition box. They average around 17 passes per 90 minutes into the opposition box. The duels contested are lower in numbers and the defensive actions are also less for the home team.
Kemar Roofe is the highest goal scorer with three goals to his name. Alfredo Morelos and right-back James Tavernier have made four contributions towards scoring goals. Morelos has scored two and assisted twice. He scored a goal in the previous fixture. Tavernier has provided three assists and has a goal to his name.
Hearts are just behind their opponents and have scored the same number of goals. They are unbeaten this season and have won five games out of eight. They are a counterattacking team with an expected goal rate of 12.25.
The previous match ended in a 2-0 victory for Hearts over Motherwell. The xG rate was more than two for Hearts and the team attempted ten shots which are a little bit lower than their shots per 90 rate of 10.71. The opponents had attempted more shots but Heart defence was up to the task. The defensive duels win % was very high for them. This is better than their overall win % of 61%.
Hearts have the joint best defence in the division. The match tempo is also high and only behind Celtic and Rangers. Hearts just got promoted this season and are still undefeated in the division. Their stats match the other top teams and the defence is better than them.
Liam Boyce is the joint top goalscorer in the Premiership. He has made seven-goal contributions this season. Gary Mackay-Steven has scored one goal and provided two assists.
This match promises to bring excitement as two of the best teams so far in the Scottish Premiership face each other. Rangers have attacked more and will look to end the unbeaten run of their opponents. Hearts on the other hand will hope to continue their unbeaten run.