WITH no Scottish Premiership games this weekend plenty of people will be keeping an eye on Rangers at home to Raith and if I was a bookie I’d pay out now on the Ibrox men to win the Championship.
Four league wins and four cup victories from their eight openers is proof Mark Warburton’s side will romp away with the honours.
Rangers were above evens at the start of the season but are no bigger than 1-9 at Coral now. William Hill make them 7-2 to go through the league campaign unbeaten and that’s possible. However, I wouldn’t back them to win every game at 50-1.
Every week the price on a Rangers win falls and today at home to Raith the best you’ll get is 1-6 with the likes of William Hill and Ladbrokes.
There’s no value in that but seven of Gers’ eight wins have been by more than one goal – Hibs 1-0 was the exception – so back them minus one at 1-2 Ladbrokes.
Rangers have netted five in their last two matches and while Rovers are unlikely to be blown away I also like minus two at 13-10 with Paddy Power.
Elsewhere in the Championship take Dumbarton at home to an Alloa side who are pointless. The Sons have been inconsistent but are worth taking at 10-11 with William Hill.
Livingston are one point better off than the Wasps and could be worth taking on at home to Morton who have notched three successive clean sheets. The Greenock men are 19-10 at Ladbrokes and 7-2 with Hills to win to nil – on their last two visits to Almondavle they won 1-0 and 2-0 in 2013 and 2014 before being relegated.
Another side I’ve focused a lot on this season are Dunfermline who started by winning 4-1, 5-1, 6-1 and 7-1.
Their first tough league match at Peterhead a fortnight resulted in a 2-1 defeat and today they travel to League One leaders Forfar. Instead of backing a Pars away win I’m predicting goals – both to score or over 2.5 match goals.
Every Dunfermline game has gone over 2.5 goals and their only clean sheet was in the Challenge Cup at Forfar when the Loons had a man sent off.
Dick Campbell’s side will be looking to avenge that defeat and should at least contribute to the overs with a goal. Anyone who fancies a Forfar shock can have 12-5 at William Hill and a home win and both to score returns 9-2.
Airdrie are on the move after a slow start and should beat a Cowdenbeath side who have conceded 18 in five. The Diamonds are 23-20 with Hills.