William Hill Scottish Cup 5th rd, Friday, 7.30pm, live on BBC1 Scotland
OWEN COYLE reckons bookies are crazy to make Rangers joint second favourites for the Scottish Cup – and we'll see if he's right.
Celtic are a best 4-5 at Ladbrokes while Rangers and Dundee Utd are next in the betting at 8-1.
Former Wigan, Bolton and Burnley boss Coyle says the Ibrox men should be no higher than fifth favourites but they'll be shorter tonight if they beat Dunfermline to reach the last eight.
Next they could meet Celtic or Aberdeen plus the likes of Hibs, Inverness, St Johnstone and Dundee United or St Mirren – and all those teams would expect to beat Ally McCoist's side.
Rangers are no bigger than 1-5 with tournament sponsors William Hill to beat the Pars (14-1) and while it won't be as easy as the price suggests I'm on the home win.
It's been tough for Gers players to raise their game but they should lift themselves for a cup cracker. The Pars lost 3-1 at Ibrox in the league earlier this season and I anticipate a similar sort of result.
Both have netted in the last four meetings between the sides at Ibrox – all Rangers wins – with a total of 20 goals scored. Over 3.5 pays 5-6 at bet365.
Jon Daly and Lee McCulloch both scored against the Pars when they met earlier this season. Daly and McCulloch both to net pays 15-8 at William Hill.
For first scorer I'd have to back Daly at 3-1 with bet365 and for anytime scorer I'm on centre-half Bilel Mohsni at 7-2 with Betfred. He'll be banned after this game for last week's red card against Brechin. McCoist slaughtered the player for his stupidity and what better way to answer than with a goal.
Rangers have scored at least four goals against Dunfermline in four of their last six meetings and a repeat with Hills pays 29-20.
McCoist's men to win and both to score on the popular market pays 13-8 at McBookie.
And McBookie will return losing stakes in the form of a free bet (max £25) on all the usual markets if Rangers don't win tonight.
Gers v Pars btts
Over 3.5 goals
Mohsni to score