May 21: Scottish Cup Final Preview

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YOU could have got 6-1 on a Scottish Championship side lifting the Scottish Cup while it was a massive 40-1 for Hibs and Rangers meeting in Saturday’s final.

Now McBookie.com make Rangers the red-hot 2-5 favourites to lift the trophy ay Hampden. Hibs can be backed at 7-4.

McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “There was always a chance we could have a Championship winner but it is amazing to have an all-Championship final.

“Rangers are clear favourites to win but after missing out on promotion and losing the League Cup Final perhaps Hibs will end their 114-year wait for a Scottish Cup win.”

With the Championship and the less illustrious Petrofac Training Cup in the bag I’m on Mark Warburton’s side to complete a hat-trick by lifting the William Hill Scottish Cup and making a return to Europe.

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has a big job in lifting his team who face the prospect of an unwanted treble of two cup final losses and play-off defeat.

Gers are 20-21 at boylesports without the need for extra time and penalties with the Hibees 16-5 at Betfred and the draw 11-4 at McBookie.

The one concern is Rangers haven’t played competitively since May 1 and didn’t win any of their last four matches after clinching the title.

There is also the fact Hibs have beaten them twice this season with hitman Jason Cummings relishing games against a side he’s rumoured to be joining in the summer. Cummings is 9-4 at Ladbrokes to score.

However, Warburton seems pretty switched on and I’m sure he’s worked out how to get his players back into top gear.

Preparations included a win against a young Spurs side in London and the rest should benefit his stars at the end of a hectic campaign.

The five meetings between the sides this season have produced
23 goals so hopefully there will be plenty more.

I can see something like a 3-1 Rangers victory and over 3.5 goals pays 11-5 at Betfred. Over 2.5 goals is 5-6 with McBookie and Ladbrokes and both teams to score pays 7-9 at 888sport.

Over 4.5 goals in the match – and remember the average is 4.6 – pays 5-1 at William Hill.

Choosing a Rangers scorer is tough because they fire them in from all angles and Martyn Waghorn returns from injury so it will be interesting to see how match fit he is. Kenny Miller is worth a look at 8-5 with Stan James and others to consider include James Tavernier at 4-1 with Betfred and Andrew Halliday at 11-2 with Betway.

Barrie Mckay has bagged two wonder goals from distance recently – including one against Celtic on his last Hampden visit – in the semi-finals and is 6-1 with William Hill to score from outside the box.

McBookie offer 11-4 for a red card and 11-4 for a penalty to be awarded and they make comeback striker Waghorn 5-1 to be man of the match ahead of 6-1 Miller.

Bets to Consider

Rangers

Rangers & Btts

Halliday to score

6 Comments
  1. Profile photo of duncanpoundcake
    duncanpoundcake 7 months ago

    If McGeoch is fully fit Hibs have a chance ,wait for team news/Stokes anytime 2/1 GL

  2. Profile photo of alva glen
    alva glen 7 months ago

    Hibs have a chance no matter what the teams are its a cup final.Btts is a Nap in my book at 8/11.

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    Johnb 7 months ago

    Hopefully Cummings won’t be playing
    Team pretty much picks itself with a couple of exceptions
    Logan
    Hanlon
    McGregor
    Gunarsson
    Stevenson
    Gray
    McGinn
    Bartley, Fivie or McGeough
    Henderson

    Two from Keatings, Stokes, Cummings, Boyle & Dagnall

    The decision between Bartley, Fyvie and McGeough is a hard on to call, probably between Bartley ang McGeough but I would worry about McGeough’s fitness

    Stokes & Cummings can’t play together so Stubbs will probably play Keatings with either Stokes or Cummings

    Me, I would pick Boyle and Dagnall

  4. Profile photo of chris guy
    chris guy 7 months ago

    Rangers vs Hibs

    Lee Wallace to score First Goal @ 25/1 and anytime @ 9/1. Prices with Betfred who are also offering double delight on the match. Good luck everyone.

  5. Profile photo of duncanpoundcake
    duncanpoundcake 7 months ago

    That didn’t take long Stokes 4mins GL.

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