Rangers boss Ally McCoist insists his players aren’t to blame for the club’s financial predicament, after they refused to take a 15% pay cut this week, but one thing his squad certainly are responsible for is the cruise towards the League One title.
The Light Blues have won all but one of their 20 league matches this term, a last-gasp Jamie Longworth strike for Stranraer on Boxing Day denying them a hundred percent record and bookies will be hard pushed to find any punters willing to oppose the ‘Gers as they visit mid-table Forfar on Monday.
Indeed, the betting traffic has so far been as one-sided as most of Rangers’ matches meaning McCoist’s troops are just 1/5 (Stan James) to collect all three points while BetVictor price the Loons at 16/1 to follow August’s extra-time League Cup triumph against the Old Firm giants with another victory here.
However, realistically it’s a case of ‘how many’ for the visitors, who are 23/20 at Winner.com to win ‘to nil’ for the fifth game on the spin and a third consecutive 2-0 victory for the Light Blues is available at 7/1 courtesy of William Hill.
BetVictor offer 8/1 about a more comfortable 3-0 triumph and punters can cover both results at odds of 27/10 with Ladbrokes. Alternatively, in Paddy Power’s handicaps, McCoist’s boys are a 7/5 chance when kicking off two goals in arrears.
For banker hunters, bet365 chalk Rangers up at 4/7 to lead at the end of each half and in attack the same firm rate Jon Daly at 11/4 to break the deadlock, although following his brace last week Dean Shiels arguably represents better value in the first scorer market at a much heftier 11/2 (bet365).
Dean Shiels to score first – 11/2 (bet365)