Inverness v Stirling Albion Betting Preview
William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round Replay
Location: Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Date: 19th January 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1
Caley Thistle were hot favourites to see off Stirling Albion the first time this game was played but things didn’t quite go as expected.
There’s no doubting that they should take the chance to finish the job on home ground this time around. An audacious attempt by John Hughes to rekindle his doubly fruitful relationship with Anthony Stokes faltered but they should have enough at their behest to score a few against The Binos.
The Caley Jags stumbled a little on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat away to Kilmarnock but the game was played in dreadful conditions. The game had to be stopped on at least two occasions to clear snow from the pitch to make the lines visible.
That result shouldn’t register too much concern for the game on Tuesday evening. What should be of concern is the absence of Josh Meekings and the lack of goals coming from Miles Storey. One goal in his last seven games is failing to capitalise on his early promise.
The Swindon Town striker is gaining a reputation for missing good opportunities, particularly one on ones. He would need to be firing on all cylinders if you fancy backing ICT on a big handicap. They have had to rely on a lot of goals from midfield this season but at least their attacking midfielders are delivering.
Tansey, Vigurs and Polworth have thirteen goals between them so even if Storey isn’t on top of his game I have enough confidence in Caley Thistle at least covering a one goal handicap, this time around.
Inverness v Stirling Albion Betting Preview Betting Odds
The home side opened up very short for this game but that price is beginning to drift in the markets. You can now get 1.2 (2/5) from Ladbrokes, Coral, McBookie and William Hill and it’s a price that could drift a little further.
For Stirling Albion to cause a shock that will reverberate further than the highlands McBookie offer a high of 16/1. For the game to go in to extra-time pays at 6/1 with bet365, McBookie and William Hill.
Backing Inverness -2 goals opened as low as 2.2 (6/5) with Paddy Power. Considering that isn’t far off what Motherwell were for the same bet at home to non-league Cove Rangers a drift was expected. You can now get 2.5 (6/4) on that outcome which is more preferable but still not preferred.
Inverness -1 is now as high as 1.62 (8/13) and that is taking on the look of being backable. But I am electing to double that up with Celtic -1 and that pays at 2.36 (34/25) with bet365 and Coral.
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Inverness (-1) & Celtic (-1) @ 2.36 with bet365