WITH the possibility Rangers can drop down to fourth in the Premiership on Saturday Scottish firm McBookie.com are asking where they will finish in the league.
At the moment a second place is still favourite at 5-4 but that does make them odds on to finish further down the table. They are 15-8 for third, 2-1 for fourth and 33-1 for fifth or below.
Paul Petrie, McBookie.com spokesman, said: “There is no chance Rangers will win the league now and they have a serious fight on their hands for the runners-up spot. Indeed there is a possibility they won’t even be in the top three.”
Today Rangers are at home to Aberdeen and they say records are there to be broken – and Aberdeen will never have a better chance to end 25 years of misery at Ibrox.
That's how long it is since the Dons tasted victory but six days after losing the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden they can enjoy their return to Glasgow today.
My Super Single in Wednesday's Daily Record was Hearts draw no bet against Rangers and would have been the Jambos to win at 2-1 if it hadn't been for the Robbie Neilson scenario.
I argued Gers shouldn't be favourites at Tynecastle and they were well beaten. In fact apart from a late flurry when Joe Garner went close twice they never turned up and Mark Warburton described his side's display as “unacceptable”.
Aberdeen need to improve on their showing against Celtic but on the evidence of Wednesday have little to fear.
Bookies have again made Rangers favourites at a best 5-4 with McBookie while the Dons are as big as 12-5 at Paddy Power. That allows me to back the Dons at 6-4 draw no bet or 8-11 at bet365 no to lose.
It was 2-1 Aberdeen at Pittodrie and before the cup final loss the Dons had been in decent form.
Celtic have recorded eight clean sheets in a row and are 21-20 at McBookie to win to nil at Motherwell.
There's no sign of Brendan Rodgers's men slipping up and they are no bigger than 2-9 at Marathonbet to take home the points.
I suggested Tom Rogic as first scorer at 9-1 against Aberdeen and today will be on Erik Sviatchenko to score at 19-2 with William Hill as he is due one.
The other Premiership games look tough to call but one bet to like is over 2.5 goals at Ross County v Hearts at 9-10 with Marathonbet. All five meetings in Dingwall have gone that way as have both sides' matches in four of their last five outings.
At Palmerston two sides in disarray meet. Queen of the South will be hurting after a Scottish Cup defeat at Albion Rovers denied them a money-spinning tie against Celtic.
They aim to bounce back against Dumbarton who were lucky to earn a replay with junior side Bonnyrigg last week. Queens should bounce back with a win and are 7-10 at William Hill.
Rovers could brought back to earth at home to Livingston who are 6-5 at Marathonbet to beat a side that may been over-celebrating.
Best bet in League Two could be Edinburgh City at 11-8 with McBookie not to lose at Arbroath. They may be bottom but have gone eight without defeat and held their rivals 3-3 back in October.
Aberdeen draw no bet
Celtic to win to nil
Edinburgh not to lose
East Kilbride not to lose