Charlie Nicholas predicts Rangers v Hibernian outcome, names three key players

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Ibrox side Rangers will take on Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Former Celtic forward Charlie Nicholas has predicted on Skysports.com that Rangers will win against Hibernian this weekend.

Rangers will take on Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon.

The Gers will head into the game as favourites and will be looking to complete the treble this season.

Mark Warburton’s side have won the Scottish Championship title this campaign and will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season. The Glasgow giants have also clinched the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Former Celtic forward Nicholas has backed the Glasgow giants to win the game against Hibernian.

The former Arsenal forward believes that Rangers winger Barrie McKay will be the difference-maker in the final, although he has also underlined the danger posed by Hibernian duo Jason Cummings and Anthony Stokes.

“Hibernian are a good side to watch as well and there's no doubt they have the weapons to hurt Rangers, who are the favourites here,” Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com. “Jason Cummings will come back in, and he showed what a threat he is when they met last month, while Anthony Stokes, on loan from Celtic, will also be a dangerman.

“However, it's been over 100 years since Hibs won this competition and I just think they'll get caught up in the moment. We're going to have a really good final between two good footballing sides. Both teams to score looks an absolute banker and I fancy another youngster, Barrie McKay, to make the difference.”

A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: Rangers to win 3-2 and McKay to score first.”

Both Rangers and Hibernian are attacking sides, and both teams should be able to score in the final.

Despite Hibernian’s obvious quality, it is hard to see past a win for Mark Warburton’s side, who have the better squad and better individual players.

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