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Saturday 2nd November 2019

Rangers Heart of Midlothian Betfred Cup

Rangers v Hearts preview

The second Betfred Cup semi-final takes place on Sunday when Rangers face Hearts at Hampden, live on BT Sport at 3.00pm...

Road to Hampden: Rangers were 3-0 winners away to East Fife in the last 16 then beat Livingston 1-0 at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Hearts defeated Motherwell 2-1 at Fir Park and triumphed on penalties in the quarter-final against Aberdeen after it finished 2-2 at Tynecastle.

League Cup pedigree: Rangers have won this competition a record 27 times but not since 2010/11. They have lost at the semi-final stage in each of the last three seasons. Hearts have lifted this trophy four times but their last success was back in 1962/63 under Tommy Walker.

Past meetings: It was 1-1 when the teams met in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Tynecastle a fortnight ago. This is their first League Cup encounter since Rangers won the 2007/08 semi-final 2-0. The Ibrox club have won 15 of the 20 meetings in this competition – Hearts’ last win was 4-2 in August 1965.

Recent form: Steven Gerrard’s side won 4-0 at Ross County in midweek and are behind Premiership leaders Celtic only on goal difference. Hearts parted company with manager Craig Levein after Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to St Johnstone and Austin MacPhee is in caretaker charge.

Referee: John Beaton, AR1: David McGeachie, AR2: Frank Connor, 4th Official: Alan Muir

Programme: A4 size, 84-page edition on sale, priced £5

Tickets: No matchday sale of tickets at Hampden Park. A new access control system is in place at the turnstiles - full details HERE

Turnstiles: Open 90 minutes before the 3.00pm kick-off, i.e 1.30pm. Fans are advised to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time as enhanced searches will be in operation.

Travel: Roadworks on Polmadie Road may cause delays. Diversions are in place. Full Police Scotland travel advice for fans attending the game can be found HERE