Rangers v Raith Rovers Betting Preview
Date: 1st March 2016
It’s seven games since Rangers have covered a handicap but they have increased their lead in the table to eleven points.
It has as much to do with Hibs stumbling as The Gers being on top form but that’s the difference between teams that win titles and teams that don’t. Winning is all that really matters and when Rangers eventually guarantee their promotion nobody is going to grumble about how late their winners came.
Saturday’s winner over St Mirren can be added to the late winners over Kilmarnock and Falkirk and everyone from Morton to Alloa have run them close. But for all that Rangers’ goals have dried up they have also conceded just twice in eight games.
If there is a team in the Championship who could score against Rangers right now it could very well be Raith Rovers. Their form has picked up again after a bad patch and they are back in pole position to claim the last playoff spot.
A late winner of their own on Saturday took them four points clear of Morton in fifth with two games in hand to boot. They have scored seven goals in their last three games and became only the third team to score more than twice against Morton all season.
A great deal of Raith’s recent good form can be attributed to their three new singings Aidan Connolly, Harry Panayiotu and Ryan Hardie. They have brought real potency to the Raith attack and can continue that on Tuesday. All but Ryan Hardie that is, as he is on loan from Rangers and as such can’t play against his parent club.
Rangers v Raith Rovers Betting Preview Betting Odds
Rangers are justifiably strong favourites at 1.19 (3/16) with Marathon Bet having won thirteen of their fifteen home league games this season. Raith are as high as 20/1 with Betfair while the draw is priced up at 7.5 (13/2) with Betfair.
Both teams to score could have a chance here and at a price of 3.25 (11/5) with bet365, Skybet and Coral it has to be considered. You can get 1.75 (17/20) for +2.5 match goals from bet365 but considering Rangers lack of goals of late there would seem to be much more value in both teams to score.
Backing Raith Rovers to score +0.5 team goals pays 3.1 (21/10) with Coral and is worth looking at for a reduced stake.
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Raith Rovers +0.5 team goals @ 3.1 with Coral