RANGERS' worst fears were confirmed with the news of Steven Naismith's two-match ban for an elbowing offence.
The top scorer has been a class act this season and will be sorely missed when the champions face Kilmarnock on Tuesday night.
He normally nets against his former side if he wasn’t banned I'd be all over him for the opener.
Ally McCoist has challenged his men to romp 10 points clear of Celtic by beating Killie then Hibs on Saturday and he'll be hoping the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Kyle Lafferty.
Killie have been playing some good stuff but crashed 3-0 at St Mirren on Saturday so you have to fancy Rangers.
It should be a decent match with a few goals and over 3.5 pays 5-4 (various).
Skipper Steve Davis has been in great form and says he is due a goal. He’s decent value at 12-1 with Ladbrokes.
Lafferty scored a hat-trick the last time these sides met and to score first he is 3-1 with Hills, 3-1 for two or more and 16-1 for another treble.
Killie will look to Paul Heffernan to cause trouble at the other end and he is 5-1 with William Hill to hit the target at any time.
Gers have kept one clean sheet at home this season and Hills go 11-10 both teams to score.
Rangers need three more SPL away wins to equal a club record of 15 and are 11-2 with McBookie to achieve it and 10-1 to break it with four successive wins.
Over 3.5 goals
Jelavic to score first
Heffernan to score
(5-1, William Hill)
Both teams to score
(11-10, William Hill)