Rangers were given a reality check on Tuesday as St Johnstone accounted for their hundred percent record by prevailing 3-1 at Ibrox in the League Cup, a result that perhaps shows that Mark Warburton’s troops aren’t necessarily Premiership ready just yet.
Nevertheless, the ‘Gers are already well clear in the race to reach the top flight having won all seven of their Championship fixtures and smarting from their midweek reverse they’re impossible to oppose as they travel to Cappielow Park to take on Morton.
Bookies agree so the visitors are just 2/7 with Skybet while the Ton are a 9/1 shot via Ladbrokes to make it back-to-back defeats for Rangers and Stan James post 9/2 against it finishing all square, a wager that will still tempt some given that the hosts have shared the spoils in all three of their home matches.
Indeed, Jim Duffy’s solid Morton outfit, fresh from seeing off Motherwell in their cup tie, have lost only once in the league this term and are pretty resilient defensively so they can give the ‘Gers plenty to think about. The leaders though, should possess enough quality to get over the line, albeit in what should be a close, low-scoring affair.
William Hill’s 8/5 about a match tally of fewer than three goals is undoubtedly an eye-catcher then, BetVictor make the Light Blues 9/1 to shade it 1-0 and any victory ‘to nil’ for Warburton’s men is available at 21/20 (bet365).
Elsewhere, the Ton’s stubbornness lends appeal to Winner.com’s 10/3 for an away success following an even first half and having struck seven times in his last four Championship outings, Martyn Waghorn is an understandable 3/1 jolly at BetVictor to break the deadlock.