Rangers head to Hampden Park tomorrow for their fourth consecutive CIS Cup final, a competition they have won more than any other club, though they will kick off as 2/1 underdogs according to Totesport.
These odds have much to do with the fact that tomorrow’s opponents Celtic have emerged victorious on three of their five previous encounters this term, a record which accounts for the Hoops’ 11/8 odds (Partybets) and outright favouritism.
Though the bitterest of rivals, in recent times, Old Firm duels have tended to be conclusive: there have been just four draws in their last 22 meetings, although Betfred’s 9/4 for the scores to be level at 90 minutes tomorrow has proved popular. Punters who fancy such an outcome may also wish to consider Paddy Power’s 10/1 posted against either side winning on penalties.
It’s certainly an encounter where the opening strike is important: only once in their last 22 contests has the team scoring first actually lost. Bet365 offer 4/5 about Celtic opening the scoring, while rates the chances of both sides finding the net as a 5/6 shot.