IN ONE MONTH, it’s time for Rangers and Hibs to get the Scottish Premier League back and kick it off.
The World Cup final between Argentina and France won’t take place until Sunday, but the full map of SPFL matches has to be completed first, and it all starts at Ibrox.
The Rangers kick off the “second half” of the season with Hibs’ visit to Ibrox two days before the rest of the Premier League gets down to business.
The match will be the first competitive match for Michael Beal to take charge of Ibrox since the coach returned to replace Giovanni van Bronkhorst.
Also likely to return is Kevin Nisbet — a Hibs forward formerly linked to the Rangers — who missed most of the 2022 season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Hibs’ Ryan Porteous will also be in the spotlight as his contract expires and transfer status is unclear ahead of next month’s January player swap period.
With Rangers hoping for a turn of fortune to close the gap to Celtic and Hibs looking to get back into the top six, Scottish football looks set to return with a bang after a three-week downtime.
What time does the Rangers-Hibs game start?
- The Rangers will take on the Hibs TODAY, Thursday, December 15th.
- The match will start at 20:00.
- It will take place at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.
What channel is Rangers vs. Hibs on and can I stream it live?
- Sky Sports will broadcast the Rangers-Hibs match live.
- The broadcast starts at 19:00 on Sky Sports Football before the start of the main Sky Sports event.
- Subscribers can stream the match on the Sky Go app, on the Sky Sports website (for subscribers), or with a Now TV one-time pass.
- You can also follow every shot on the SunSport LIVE match blog.
Team News Rangers-Hibs
On Saturday, Croatia will play Morocco in the play-off for third place in the World Cup, so Borna Barisic is not available. Rizvan Yilmaz was also still sidelined with a hamstring injury which created an immediate selection problem on the left flank of the defense.
However, the boss believes he will have more options in the center of defense as Connor Goldson and Ben Davis are close to returning.
Several first-team players lost to Bayer Leverkusen in a 3-0 friendly win on Saturday, although substitute Fashion Sakala was himself substituted after taking a hit.
Lee Johnson has brought Kevin Nisbet back into action after a long and lonely journey following an ACL injury he suffered against Celtic back in February.
Aiden McGeady is also on the road to recovery after a long absence.
However, they will be left without Martin Boyle after a knee injury in the World Cup final, discovered shortly before the big match in Qatar.
The referee of the match is Nick Walsh.
Whistler watched 19 league games this season, including four Rangers games, including an Old Firm game, but none of which featured the Highbies.
Alan Muir will be on VAR duty.
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