After responding to their Old Firm derby defeat with a victory at the weekend, Rangers will be hoping to continue winning when they play host to Hibernian at Ibrox, as they search for the chance to go back to the top of the division.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be attempting to get back into form themselves as they head into the match on the back of five games without a win.
Rangers have had it tough to start the New Year so far, having failed to win on three occasions with two draws, which was followed by a heavy loss to Celtic.
Those results have leg to the Gers slipping into second on the table, with Celtic now taking over as league leaders, placing pressure on Rangers as they look to get themselve back into the first spot.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side got back to winning ways in style with a heavy 5-0 victory over Hearts at the weekend.
Rangers have not lost at home in the Scottish Premiership this season, and with Hibernian having only won three times on the road, the form and confidence is behind the hosts.
Meanwhile, Hibernian have struggled since the return to action following the winter break, having failed to win a single match since, and they will be looking to change that kind of form.
Facing St. Mirren at the weekend, the Hibees fell short of the mark after a second-half goal from Connor Ronan proved to be the difference between the two teams.
That was Hibernian’s fourth game since the break where they have failed to score, and as they face the second-best defensive team in the league, it is an area of concern.
Another defeat on Wednesday could see the Hibees fall into the bottom half of the table, placing pressure on them within this fixture.
Rangers vs Hibernian head to head
The two sides have previously met on 97 occasions across all competitions, where Rangers have taken 62 victories while Hibernian have won 20, and they have drawn in 15. Rangers have scored 192 goals and conceded 101. In their last five encounters, Rangers have won four and Hibernian have won once.
Hibernian 0-1 Rangers 27/01/21
Rangers 2-1 Hibernian 11/04/21
Rangers 2-1 Hibernian 03/10/21
Rangers 1-3 Hibernian 21/11/21
Hibernian 0-1 Rangers 01/12/21
Rangers latest home form
Rangers have been on a good run of form at home so far in the season. They recently managed to defeat Stirling Albion 4-0 in the Scottish Cup on January 21. In their last five matches, they have scored 13 goals and kept clean sheets in all of the five.
Rangers 1-0 Dundee United 18/12/21
Rangers 2-0 St. Mirren 26/12/21
Rangers 4-0 Stirling Albion 21/01/22
Rangers 1-0 Livingston 26/01/22
Rangers 5-0 Hearts 06/02/22
Rangers latest away form
The Gers have recently had a shaky run of form on the road, having won just one of their last five away matches. They recently lost 3-0 to Celtic in the league in their last away game. In their last five matches, they have won one, drawn three and lost one.
Lyon 1-1 Rangers 09/12/21
Hearts 0-2 Rangers 12/12/21
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers 18/01/22
Ross County 3-3 Rangers 29/01/22
Celtic 3-0 Rangers 02/02/22
Hibernian latest home form
Hibernian have recently been on a relatively poor run of form at home, having failed to win in their last three matches. Their last home victory came 1-0 over Cove Rangers after extra time in the Scottish Cup. They have won two, drawn one and lost two of their last two.
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen 22/12/21
Hibernian (E)1-0 Cove Rangers 20/01/22
Hibernian 2-3 Livingston 29/01/22
Hibernian 0-0 Hearts 01/02/22
Hibernian 0-1 St. Mirren 05/02/22
Hibernian latest away form
The Hibees have recently failed to be consistent with their form on the road, as they have won just one of their last five away matches. They managed to defeat Dundee United 3-1 in the league. In their last five matches, they have won one, drawn two and lost two.
Livingston 1-0 Hibernian 08/12/21
St. Mirren 1-1 Hibernian 11/12/21
Dundee United 1-3 Hibernian 26/12/21
Celtic 2-0 Hibernian 17/01/22
Motherwell 0-0 Hibernian 26/01/22
Alfredo Morelos returned from international duty at the weekend, and after scoring a brace against Hearts, he could be leading the line again.
John Lundstram, Leon Balogun and Ryan Jack were brought into the team in that game, and considering the positive results, they could retain their places in this fixture.
Boyle departed in the January transfer window and will no longer be available, and Christian Doidge should take the spot to play alongside Nisbet on Wednesday.
Paul McGinn returned to the matchday squad after his spell on the injured list, but Joe Newell remains a doubt heading into this fixture.
Prediction and Odds
Hibernian are currently struggling with their form and will be pushing for a turn-around, but will find it difficult here considering the defensive quality of their opponents.
Rangers have so far had a difficult start to 2022 and will view this as the opportunity to shine with a victory at home.
Odds: 1 1.60 X 2.10 2 2.45
Rangers 2-0 Hibernian
Rangers 3-0 Hibernian
Rangers 3-1 Hibernian
Rangers 4-1 Hibernian
Rangers 5-1 Hibernian