IF there was one team Rangers would choose to face every week it would be Falkirk.
During their adventures through the leagues in the last three seasons the Ibrox men have dropped points against minnows such as Annan and Alloa – but it’s been men against Bairns.
The sides have clashed six times since August 2012 and Rangers have won them all. This season three meetings have ended in 4-0, 3-1 and 2-0 victories so not even close. In fact in those six Gers hace conceded just once and William Hill make them 11-4 to win to nil.
So the history suggests an away win in tonight’s Championship fixture – but I’m going against the grain.
In many ways this is a good time to face Rangers and in-form Falkirk can buck the trend.
Bookies have of course written off Peter Houston’s outfit and McBookie and bet365 make them a best 3-1 with Gers odds-on favourites at 19-20 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.
I refused to back against Kenny McDowall’s side last Friday against Raith and that was correct but Falkirk have the firepower to frighten a fragile backline.
Falkirk have scored two or more goals in six of their last seven matches – including three at Hearts and Hibs – and remember Ibrox centre-half Bilel Mohsni is back for this one.
They are unbeaten in eight and should at least avoid defeat. Take Falkirk not to lose at 17-20 with McBookie and BetVictor and Falkirk draw no bet is 19-10 with the Scots firm.
Rory Loy’s goals have won him a move to Dundee but experienced John Baird could be the man to hurt Gers and he is 5-2 at Paddy Power to net at any time.
Kris Boyd was back among the goals in Kirkcaldy and he is 11-2 favourite at McBookie and BetVictor to break the deadlock.
There should be goals and both to score pays 7-10 at McBookie and over 2.5 goals is 4-5 with the McBookie and BetVictor.
Falkirk draw no bet
Baird to score
(5-2, Paddy Power)
Over 2.5 goals
(4-5, McBookie, BetVictor)