Date: 7th November 2015.
Has a wheel come off the Rangers bus in the past five days or is it back to full steam ahead?
There is no doubt that things have gone wrong for Mark Warburton and his magic hat of late. On the field they suffered their first league defeat of the season against Hibs on Sunday.
Off the field they lost a big battle to HMRC which will have an affect even if it is more symbolic than substantial.
On the same day the club announced more losses and the need for more loans to see out the season. If nothing else that questions their ability to shore up the squad come the January transfer window.
Off field problems shouldn’t affect players much but they do. Even so with Alloa now officially the worst team in The Championship you would have to be a mad man to think they could get anything from this game.
The Gers actually performed well against Hibs and can rightly feel aggrieved not to have taken points west on Sunday afternoon.
With just one win in twelve matches The Wasps look to have as much chance here as I would playing a teenager on FIFA. Their strikers have amassed a solitary goal through Michael Chopra in twelve league appearances.
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The problem is that finding anything approaching value where Rangers are concerned has long since passed. At a price of 1.08(2/25) you would need to be as mad as the Alloa backers to consider it.
Even the first goalscorer options have lost their appeal. My favourite, Lee Wallace, could have a small hint of value at 14/1 with McBookie and Coral but it’s a little lower than I would prefer.
Amazingly James Tavernier is odds on with some firms to score anytime. We all know that he has goals in his locker but that price is beyond ridiculous. Even the 2/1 available with Coral is shorter than I would like.
You could potentially be better off backing an Alloa player to score and crossing your fingers. Although they are likely to remain crossed throughout the ninety minutes.
Anyone mad enough to back Alloa will get 40/1 from Betfair. The Wasps have been keeping it tight in the first half of away matches with just four of seventeen goals coming in the first half.
Rangers have scored ten of their seventeen home goals in the second half too.
Backing the second half to be the highest scoring pays 2.1(11/10) with William Hill and that’s what I am going to take a chance on.
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Highest Scoring Half – 2nd @ 2.1 with William Hill