Rangers vs Hibernian: Remarkable stat emerges ahead of crunch clash
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Rangers vs Hibernian: Remarkable stat emerges ahead of crunch clash

A remarkable stat has emerged ahead of Rangers’ crunch Premiership clash with Hibernian at Easter Road on Wednesday night [Sky Sports].

The Gers are travelling to Edinburgh in search of a second away win in a matter of days after a 3-1 triumph at Livingston at the weekend.

Joe Aribo celebrates scoring a stunning goal against Livingston on Sunday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

During Steven Gerrard’s tenure, Rangers found life difficult in the capital when they were taking on Hearts.

There were a few fiery encounters with Hibs that ended in draws, but although the Hibees rarely lie down on their own patch, Gerrard didn’t taste defeat there.

In fact, remarkably, the last Rangers boss to lose a top-flight fixture in Leith was Paul Le Guen in 2006.

In their preview of the match, Sky Sports pointed out that the Light Blues are unbeaten in their last 19 top-division matches at Easter Road, winning 12 and drawing seven.

Rangers last lost to Hibernian at Easter Road when Paul Le Guen was manager – a remarkable stat. (Photo by JAMES WILLIAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s a very strong record and one that Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be keen to build on in what is his third game in charge.

He’s safely negotiated two relatively tricky-looking fixtures so far and there are already signs of positive changes to the Gers’ style of play.

Confidence is increasing amongst the squad and the fanbase and a third straight win would really put Rangers in a strong position ahead of a run of three homes games in their next four.

Ahead of the game, check out our Predicted XI.