League One champions Rangers remain unbeaten after 29 matches and the closest they came to suffering a league defeat this term was probably at Glebe Park back in October, when Ally McCoist’s boys had to come from 3-1 behind to get the better of Brechin 4-3.
However, as the pair prepare to renew hostilities at the same venue, a similarly dramatic encounter isn’t on the cards and that’s reflected in the odds, where the ‘Gers are just 1/4 with Skybet to come out on top.
City are an 11/1 shot at BetVictor to cling on for the win this time while it’s 5/1 via bet365 for them to grab a point and become the first team to avoid defeat at home to the Light Blues this season but Ray McKinnon’s troops have lost five of their last seven, form that doesn’t suggest they’re set to cause a major upset.
Indeed, with Brechin shipping goals like nobody’s business, it looks like a case of ‘how many’ for Rangers, who are just 17/10 when kicking off a couple of goals in arrears in Paddy Power’s handicaps.
That would be good news for punters piling into a 3-0 away victory at 9/1 (BetVictor), although as the hosts haven’t failed to find the net in any match in 2014, Stan James’s 16/1 about a 4-1 triumph arguably represents better value.
City have also struck in each of their three matches against McCoist’s men, a stat that lends appeal to a flutter on both teams to score (8/11, Stan James) and also a safe bet at 8/11, this time with Winner.com, is a lead for the visitors at the end of each half.
In attack finally, ‘Gers front man Jon Daly has been all the rage at 3/1 in bet365’s first scorer market after he got back amongst the goals in Monday’s cup replay at Albion Rovers.
Rangers to beat Brechin 4-1 – 16/1 (Stan James)