Date: 1st December 2015.
Rangers answered their crisis critics with a 4-0 victory over Saint Mirrren on Saturday.
It wasn’t the best of games, despite the scoreline, but that had as much to do with the weather as anything.
Certainly, it was dominant, very dominant. But for Jamie Langfield The Gers could have been 4-0 up after half an hour. They limited Saint Mirren to two chances in the whole match and the midfield stood up to some criticism thrown their way of late (by me).
At home to The Sons of the rock it should be another comfortable victory. Dumbarton are second bottom having picked up a solitary point in their last five matches.
That point came from being 0-3 down at home to Raith with just nine minutes remaining. They were denied the chance to build on that comeback with their Scottish Cup tie against Alloa called off on Saturday morning.
If that game was played it may have given us a better insight into their reaction. As it is we can only go by their league form, which is poor.
Anything less than a two goal margin of victory would be a big surprise in this game. But as is now always the case with Rangers, there is little to no value to be had on backing them on any markets.
Rangers v Dumbarton Betting Preview Betting Odds
At a best price of 1.11(1/9) with Coral there is little to be gained from backing Rangers on the WDW markets. Even backing them with a -1 handicap pays no more than 1.33(1/3) with Ladbrokes and Skybet.
A -2 handicap holds some appeal at 1.91(10/11) with Skybet and no doubt will be well fancied by many.
Any hope The Sons have of keeping the score down will rest squarely with a defence that has conceded three to Raith, four to Hibs and five to Falkirk in recent weeks.
They did manage to score twice against an equally mean Hibs and that leads me to think there is a small chance they could get on the scoresheet again.
Dumbarton have actually scored in four of the five matches against Rangers in their time as Championship rivals.
Coral have again outstripped the competition by pricing both teams to score at 3.3(23/10) and I am going to have a small pop at that. It was but the width of a post from being successful on Saturday.
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Both Teams To Score @ 3.3 with Coral