It’s very difficult to see light at the end of the tunnel where Rangers are concerned. Ally McCoist’s men are now so far adrift of Celtic that the title is almost mathematically beyond them and the prospect of being excluded from European competition is looming ever larger. Morale on the terraces is bound to be low then but fans can at least enjoy a double boost this weekend as they can back the ‘Gers, at odds of 8/13 with Ladbrokes to secure a maximum haul at Inverness.
Admittedly, McCoist’s beleaguered side went down at home to Kilmarnock last time out but they played for more than half of the match with only ten men yet still managed to dominate for long periods, a lack of cutting edge ultimately sinking them at Ibrox.
Goals are likely to prove equally hard to come by against Caley Thistle and subsequently a match tally of fewer than three for the sixth time in seven meetings between the two looks a banker at 23/20 via bet365. Nevertheless, with the full compliment of players the Light Blues can eventually make the breakthrough and Stan James quote them at 15/2 to edge it 1-0 at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, where Skybet chalk the visitors up at 7/2 to come out on top despite a level first half.
Also at 7/2, this time at William Hill, is an opening goal from David Healy, who is again set to be tasked with ploughing a lone furrow for the ‘Gers in attack, although punters shouldn’t expect much in the way of goalmouth action in the early stages given Rangers’ striker shortage and Betfred post even money against the deadlock being broken after the 27-minute mark. Alternatively, Blue Square price the clash at 5/2 to be goalless at the interval.