Date: 12th December 2015.
Ton fans are riding high at the moment and little wonder with the team ensconced in a play-off place.
That’s more than the most optimistic of fans could have hoped for and a large away support is expected for Saturday’s match at Ibrox.
Undefeated in five games with four wins it’s little wonder they are in good spirits. I don’t want to dampen their enthusiasm but their recent good form should be tempered by a little reality.
The only points they’ve picked up away from home in the league have been against clubs in the bottom four with a draw away to Queen Of The South the exception. A trip to Ibrox to face an in form Rangers is a very different prospect.
The Gers are unlikely to be in the Christmas spirit with three 4-0 wins in their last four games. When the sides met at Cappielow earlier in the season it was an identical scoreline. Another easy victory could be on the Christmas cards again.
Lucca Gasparotto has been one of The Ton’s best performers this season and he will be ineligible for this match against his parent club. That will be a big blow for the Morton defence and one Rangers can take advantage of.
The do have some attacking potency though with young Denny Johnstone very much looking the part up front. He has scored six goals in his last six games and I was very impressed by his performance against Saint Mirren a few games ago.
It’s because of his presence that I have elected to go against backing Rangers to Win To Nil even though a price of even money was very tempting.
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Instead for this one I believe there is value on the Asian Handicap markets. The Rangers -2 price 888Sport offer is 1.73(8/11) which offers stake back insurance should they win by just the two goals.
Rangers winning at home by less than two goals is enough of a rarity to make that worth your while. The absence of Gasparotto swings it for me with Morton fans rightly concerned about their defensive frailty.
Backing Rangers to score +2.5 team goals is another avenue that punters might fancy at a best priced 1.73(8/11) with bet365. That’s something they have managed in all but two of their eight championship home games this season.
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Rangers -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.73 with 888Sport