The Gers manager sees his side installed as clear favourites for the tie after turning around their poor pre-season form.
Rangers started their preparations for the forthcoming campaign with three back-to-back defeats, going down 1-0, 3-0 and 2-0 to Lotte, Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
However, recent wins over Linfield and Blackpool, which saw them score six goals and concede just one, means the current champions will be in confident mood ahead of this clash.
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As such, bwin has priced the Ibrox outfit at 7/20 to secure an opening day win, while the draw offers odds of 17/5 and Hearts are seen as 6/1 outsiders to cause an upset.
A look at the most recent matches between the two sides is likely to point football betting fans more toward backing a home win.
Before the 4-0 victory last time out, Rangers won three of the previous four with a solitary 1-0 win the only positive for Hearts.
With Rangers hotly tipped to win the encounter, punters could be tempted to look at the other betting markets in order to stand a chance of some bigger winnings.
Backing a repeat of the 4-0 rout Rangers fans enjoyed last time the two sides met looks a good bet at a price of 25/4, while a narrow 1-0 home win offers odds of 13/2.
However, those sensing a first day upset can back Hearts to secure a win by the same score line at healthy odds of 17/1.
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There are a number of bets being made available for the tie, with punters able to place a wager on the half-time result.
Backing Rangers to be in control going into the break offers odds of 4/5, while the draw is priced at 7/5.
Hearts are again seen as an outside bet, being priced at 25/4 to be leading after 45 minutes.
Fans can also bet on the goal total with three or more converted chances seen as an 11/4 bet and fewer than three goals scored at 23/100.