MY only regret over the weekend was not backing Dunfermline to win 7-1. I wrote about it and talked about but in the end I convinced myself it couldn’t happen.
We all still made money from the Pars’ fourth crushing win in row and they and Rangers are probably the most profitable sides to follow at the moment.
My Super Single on Sunday was Rangers -1 and that was being cautious of a plastic pitch and a venue that has been tough to visit in the past. Rangers’ 5-1 victory followed a 6-3, 3-0 and 3-1 while Dunfermline have won 4-1, 5-1, 6-1 and now 7-1.
As I said yesterday that 7-1 was backed, especially by optimistic Dunfermline fans, at up to 500-1 – but when would you ever support a team to win 7-1?
Having done well on both teams since the start of the season it’s vital not to hand it back to bookies. Peterhead travel to fellow League One 100 per centers Forfar in the Petrofac Training Cup on Tuesday and this will be their toughest test of the campaign. It won’t be 8-1 that’s for sure.
Forfar have also won four out of four without conceding so their defence should stand up well to the Pars’ attackers. Another thing to consider is this is Scotland’s equivalent of the JP Trophy and while there’s money available if you draw Rangers or go all the way to a televised final clubs may rest players or rotate squads up to a point.
I’m tempted by Dunfermline at 11-10 with McBookie and BetVictor but I’d like to hear manager Allan Johnston saying he was going with a full side or with until line-ups are revealed. On Saturday it’s another trick one for the Fifers as they head to Peterhead in the league and overs is the way to go there with the Blue Toon boasting decent forwards such as Rory McAllister.
It’s a different story with Rangers whose fans would love them to win this cup having failed to do so in their first three attempts. The club are under pressure to win every game and Mark Warburton knows it.
Also he has a big enough squad to make changes without weakening the side. on Wednesday Rangers head for League One Ayr, who have started the season well, and I can see them running up another big score.
Rangers are 2-9 at Coral and that’s one for the big hitters as is Gers -1 at 1-2 with Ladbrokes. They should be able to cover the -2 handicap at 6-5 while they are 33-20 to win with both scoring and under Warburton the Glasgow side have kept just one clean sheet.
Rangers -1 (Wed)
Rangers + btts