FOOTBALL BETTING: Table topping Rangers entertain Hearts and third placed Dundee United travel to Motherwell in Sunday’s SPL games. David Russell previews the action
Rangers draw at Dundee United means they can no longer win the title today and that will offer a bit of encouragement to Hearts, who may find Walter Smith’s side in a more forgiving mood than perhaps they would have been were the SPL crown there for the taking.
Nevertheless, the ‘Gers will be looking to cross the finish line sooner rather than later and they’re a banker at 1/3 with Paddy Power to edge out the Jambos.
Jim Jefferies’ side aren’t the most prolific on the road and they may struggle to break down the top flight’s meanest home defence. Punters can cash-in with Partybets’ 6/4 for Rangers to win to nil, while a flutter on both a 1-0 victory at 6/1 with bet365 and 888Sport’s 11/2 marked against the hosts notching twice without reply.
Kenny Miller came closest to breaking the deadlock for the ‘Gers in midweek and he can fare a touch better in this one; he’s 7/2 with Stan James to notch first and even money (Victor Chandler) to find the net.
Motherwell have suffered three straight defeats and Dundee United, who were one of their conquerors in that run, can worsen matters for the Steelmen by collecting three points at Fir Park. The in-form Terrors are on the verge of wrapping up third spot and look worth backing at 7/4 (Betdaq).
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