Tonight’s clash at Easter Road sees top of the table Rangers play eighth placed Hibernian.
It will be a little more complicated than those league positions may make it appear though. Rangers’ away form this season has been inconsistent and Hibs come into the match on the back of a major scalp.
Their 2-0 win over Celtic was well deserved, and proved they have both firepower and a solid defence.
In their midweek preview, the SPFL official site also identified a statistic which will be of concern to Rangers.
Neil Lennon’s side have only lost once in eight home league matches this season. Even that reverse, was courtesy of a last minute winner from St Johnstone in early November.
Therefore, a sizeable challenge awaits Steven Gerrard’s men against a team very comfortable in their own back yard.
However, there is a saving grace on the statistical side of things. The home team has failed to win in each of the last four meetings between these two sides, with the last fixture incredibly finishing 5-5 way back in May.
Such strong home form suggests Hibs will be confident heading into this one, but the Gers should be far from overawed by the occasion. It may be a frantic affair, but it’s there to be won.
If Rangers can do that, they will consolidate top spot ahead of another big trip to St Johnstone on Sunday.