Rangers boss Stuart McCall still thinks his side can gain promotion but if his two games in charge are anything to go by, it looks like a huge ask even if a top four berth is all but assured. McCall has seen his side throw away leads twice to share the spoils with both Livingston and Alloa and with the Old Firm outfit having won just once in nine attempts, morale is pretty low in the Light Blues camp.
A trip to Hibs is up next for the ‘Gers but as Alan Stubbs’s second-placed side have come out on top in the pair’s last three meetings, it’s hard to envisage the visitors, at 12/5 (Skybet) plundering the points at Easter Road. The Hibees’ seven straight victories lend further appeal to BetVictor’s 11/10 about a home win and even though Rangers’ sequence of stalemates will prompt a few punters to back a draw (13/5, Stan James), the hosts are a confident selection.
They hammered the Light Blues 4-0 in the pair’s last meeting at the same venue and a repeat is one for the ambitious at 45/1 courtesy of Winner.com. In reality, McCall should at least make the ‘Gers harder to beat and they look set to keep things far closer on this occasion.
Bet365’s 3/1 chalked against a Hibees triumph by a one-goal margin catches the eye then and in a match that’s a banker at 8/11 via Ladbrokes to see both teams find the net, it might be worth a speculative flutter on Stubbs’s boys at 8/1 (bet365) to sneak it 2-1.
Jason Cummings meanwhile, tops the Championship scoring charts and having struck in each of his last three appearances, the Hibs front man is the value pick at 11/2 with BetVictor to break the deadlock.
Hibs to beat Rangers by one – 3/1 (bet365)