Rangers return to the Scottish Premiership to go on the road against Hearts of Midlothian, looking to extend the gap at the top of the table.
Sunday at 12:00-noon local time, 7:00am EST for the Americans, Rangers will be on the road in Scotland to play against 3rd place Hearts of Midlothian. The game is in Edinburgh at Tynecastle.
Hearts were the feel-good story of the early season in Scotland, having been at the top of the table, but the cold reality has started to crash in on the club in recent weeks as they have fallen to 3rd.
It has been a rough month for the reeling Hearts getting poor results in four straight matches of league play, five straight if you include the 3-0 defeat to Celtic in the Betfred Cup.
Hearts last four matches in league play have gone as so: 0-0 with Hibernian, 5-0 loss to Celtic, 0-1 loss to Kilmarnock, and capped with a terrible 2-0 loss against lowly St Mirren last week. That does make five straight matches since Hearts have even managed to score a goal.
This game feels like a real crossroads for both teams. For Rangers, a victory would start to put real space between them and the non-Celtic bit of the Premiership. For Hearts, a loss could potentially officially make this a spiral that is getting out of control.
On the other hand, a victory or even a draw would likely stabilize Hearts and perhaps be a turning point to remain at the top.
Given Hearts recent struggles, this should be a good chance for another three points for Rangers. There is certainly some dread about the potential for Hearts to finally find their offense at home and become a difficult match.