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Prior to last week’s Old Firm derby, Rangers had scored 23 goals in just 5 games and the Gers look set for more at New Douglas Park in the Scottish Cup.
Rangers last visited Hamilton in the cup almost exactly eleven years ago and on that occasion they ran out 6-0 winners. A repeat of that scoreline seems unlikely at 66/1 with Ladbrokes, but the outcome of the tie is nevertheless set to be the same, with the ‘Gers a banker at 1/3 (Betfred) to progress at the expense of the Accies, Victor Chandler’s 10/1 outsiders.
Billy Reid’s boys can nevertheless make life tough for the league leaders by getting on the scoresheet and William Hill make then 29/20 to score exactly once, just as Rangers’ last four opponents have done.
Subsequently, Partybets’ 7/1 for a 2-1 away win catches the eye, alongside bet365’s 13/5 for Walter Smith’s charges to nick it by a one-goal margin and as the hosts are likely to find the net, a decent case can also be made for the 3/5 that Jaxx.com post against a tally of three or more goals in the game.
Despite drawing another Old Firm blank meanwhile, Kris Boyd’s form makes him the man to follow in the first scorer betting, where he is just 11/4 with 888Sport and sticking with the goals theme, the New Douglas Park tie is 10/11 (Paddy Power) to see both teams net.