Rangers vs Ross CountyScottish Premiership, KO: 19:45 Feb 14, 2024, Ibrox
RANGERS will look to go top of the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night by securing a comprehensive victory against Ross County at Ibrox.
Philippe Clement's side currently trail Old Firm rivals Celtic by three points but crucially have a game in hand, which will come against the Staggies this midweek.
Rangers have since produced a professional performance to progress to the last-eight of the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win over Ayr United on Saturday.
Ross County, meanwhile, make the long trek south off the back of a 5-0 mauling at Motherwell last midweek, a setback that left the 11th placed Staggies five points adrift of automatic safety.
That Fir Park thumping also signalled the end of Derek Adams' ill-fated 12 game tenure, with County hero Don Cowie now in interim charge of the Dingwall club.
Rangers have triumphed in each of their eight Scottish Premiership home games since appointing Philippe Clement and they are lowly 1/11 (Bet 365) shots to secure another three points on Wednesday night.
Ross County have registered just one road win in 12 attempts in the Scottish top-flight this term and the bookmakers' odds unsurprisingly suggest that trend will continue, with an away win trading at a whopping 35/1 (PaddyPower) while the draw can be backed at 10/1 (PaddyPower) with the same firm.
With Rangers unbackable at the above-mentioned price, it's a case of having to get creative via the Bet Builder here so I'll bundle up Rangers Half Time/Full Time, over zero Rangers second-half goals and a minimum of one Ross County card at 4/5 (Bet 365).
As already alluded to, Rangers could move to the summit of the standings if they can win by three goals or more at Ibrox this midweek and a home game with Ross County represents a great opportunity to rack up a few strikes.
Therefore, Philippe Clement's team should come flying out of the traps on Wednesday night and I'm more than happy to back the hosts to be leading at the interval before going on to claim top honours.
The Light Blues have led at the break en-route to victory in 12 of their 14 Scottish Premiership victories under Philippe Clement's tutorship and they should follow suit against the confidence-stricken Staggies.
With Rangers expected to dictate the tempo of the game, I'll also back the home team to hit the back of the net at least once during the second-half of this game, something the Glasgow powerhouse have done in seven of their eight home league games since Clement took control.
To wrap up the 4/5 (Bet 365) Bet Builder, I'll go with at least one Ross County card – the visitors are averaging a shade under three yellows per-game on the road this season so a solitary caution against what will be a goal-hungry Gers side doesn't look like too much to ask.
I'll also jump into the anytime goalscorer market and take Rangers' Todd Cantwell to get in on the act on Wednesday night at 9/4 on SkyBet.
Given that the Gers midfielder has notched in five of his last seven Scottish top-flight appearances, Cantwell looks overpriced to strike against one of the leakiest defences in the division.
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