The Scottish Championship season is upon us as noted by this Rangers v Saint Mirren betting preview. A big crowd looks likely to descend on Ibrox as the Rangers fans are enveloped in a feel good factor.
With good reason too having scored 9 goals in their first two competitive matches of the season. This all came after not having much of a pre-season so to come out of the blocks so fast speaks volumes.
The Rangers fans are audibly lauding James Tavernier and he will be one worth noting when the first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer prices become more widely available.
The defender has notched two goals already and is available at 6/1 to score anytime with Coral which may look quite generous when the other bookies open up their markets.
Saint Mirren have only played once so far this season in what ended up being a comfortable 3-1 victory against Scottish League 2 side, Berwick Rangers.
Their other pre-season games have left a lot to be desired with a 5-0 trouncing at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday the most recent beating.
A lot is made of how Scottish Football needs a strong Rangers challenging at the top and whatever your views on that this Rangers side are certainly exhibiting some strength.
A new keeper, new defence, new midfielders and a new striker are all playing their part in shoring up the shambles of last season.
There is a new found confidence around Ibrox and not just amongst the players. The Rangers fans are coming with them and have once again lifted their heads above the parapet ready to hail this side as the one.
Mark Warburton and David Weir have certainly created a feel good factor but in reality it’s still a little early to be talking about challenges and chases.
Rangers v Saint Mirren betting preview
One thing looks really promising about this Rangers side and that’s goal production. There were 8 goals in their first game away to Hibs and, frankly, there could have been more at either end.
While a 3-0 win at home to Peterhead should be seen as little more than perfunctory it is still reassuring to see +2.5 match goals.
Saint Mirren’s new manager, Iain Murray (a former Ranger), has come from a few seasons at Dumbarton where goals were the order of the day on most Saturdays.
Should he bring any of that prolificacy to bear at Ibrox on Friday night we could be in for a right old goal fest.
Alternatively you could settle for +1.5 Rangers goals at 1.67(4/6) with Boylesports or +2.5 Rangers goals at 3.1(21/10) with the same firm.
Whatever you choose goals certainly seem to be the way forward involving Rangers this season.
Rangers v Saint Mirren betting preview betting tips.
+2.5 Total Goals @ 1.73 with bet 365