HIBS got out of Doidge without suffering a Cup shock on Saturday but only by the skin of their teeth.
Christian Doidge’s winner at Forfar was ill-deserved and the Easter Road men were so short on bodies that boss Nick Montgomery joked he was pondering pulling his boots back on.
So the Hibees don’t look in great shape to face Rangers tonight, with the Ibrox side 4/11 hot favourites at McBookie.
Gers won 4-0 when these sides last met, so I will back them at -1 in the handicap here (11/10, McBookie).
This is usually a feisty fixture so betting on cards also appeals, with Joe Newell 23/10 at William Hill to go in the book.
St Johnstone crashed out of the Cup to Championship side Airdrie and Craig Levein will be looking for a response when they host Aberdeen.
This has been one of the Premiership’s dullest fixtures in recent seasons, with the last 10 meetings producing just 10 goals.
It has delivered plenty of corners though with the last clash in Perth seeing 14. That makes over 10.5 corners worth a punt tonight at 11/10 with SkyBet.
The half-time draw has landed in three of the last four meetings and a repeat tonight pays 11/10 at McBookie.
In England, Liverpool head to Fulham protecting a 2-1 lead in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi.
The Cottagers were unlucky to lose at Anfield so it could be worth a tentative punt at a generous 11/2 to reach the final (P Power).
- Super singles: Rangers -1 h'cap (11/10, McBookie), Over 10.5 corners in Perth (11/10, SkyBet).
- McBookie bet builder: Combining the HT draw in Perth with under 3.5 goals pays 160/100.