What channel is Rangers v Hearts? Is it on TV? How to watch, team news, referee, VAR

Everything you need to know ahead of Scottish Premiership showdown at Ibrox

League leaders Rangers host third-placed Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday in the game of the weekend in the Scottish Premiership.

Philippe Clement’s side will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table after taking advantage of Celtic dropping points in a 1-1 draw at home to Kilmanock last Saturday to leapfrog their rivals with a 3-0 win at St Johnstone the next day.

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It is the first time the Light Blues have hit the summit since August 2022 and they can extend their lead to five points with a win over the Jambos, with Celtic not in action until Sunday lunchtime when they travel to Fir Park to face Motherwell.

Rangers host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)Rangers host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Rangers host Hearts in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

That will be no easy task against a Hearts side boasting a 12-game unbeaten run including 11 victories as well as the division’s most in-form striker in Lawrence Shankland, who has netted 25 times for the club this season amid transfer links with Rangers.

Steven Naismith’s side are 11 points behind second-placed Celtic but have a 14-point lead over fourth-placed Kilmarnock in the race to secure third. Hearts have not beaten Rangers in 12 meetings overall and in 14 visits to Ibrox since a 2-1 success in August 2014 on the way to winning the Championship title.

Rangers v Hearts match details

The Scottish Premiership fixture takes place at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Kick-off is 3pm.

Is Rangers v Hearts on TV?

The match has not been selected for live TV coverage in the UK. Highlights will be broadcast on Sportscene on the BBC Scotland channel starting at 7.30pm on Saturday with the programme repeated on BBC One Scotland at 11.40pm after Match of the Day.

Rangers v Hearts live stream

There is no PPV option for supporters based inside the UK. A live video stream will be available to international subscribers only via Rangers TV. Those within the UK can listen to live audio via either club channel, or alternatively tune into BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound programme which goes on air from 2pm on Saturday.

Rangers v Hearts team news

Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell will be out for three to four weeks with a hamstring problem. Striker Kemar Roofe returns to the squad but Danilo (knee), Kieran Dowell and Abdallah Sima (thigh) remain out.

Hearts welcome forward Kyosuke Tagawa back from a head knock. Craig Halkett, Peter Haring, Barrie McKay (all knee) and Liam Boyce (hamstring) remain out.

Rangers v Hearts referee and VAR

Nick Walsh is the match referee with Don Robertson in charge of VAR.

Match odds

Rangers 2/7, Draw 5/1, Hearts 10/1 – via oddschecker.com.



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