Rangers head into the first leg of their crucial Champions League third-round qualifying match against Malmo with the boos of their own fans ringing in their ears.
The Gers struggled to a 1-1 draw with Hearts in their opening match of the SPL season and the Ibrox faithful voiced their displeasure at the final whistle.
To make matters worse, Celtic recorded a 2-0 away win at Hibs to open up a two-point gap over their rivals in the table.
As such, the reigning SPL champions will be looking to bounce back against Malmo and move closer to securing a place in the lucrative group stage of the Champions League.
Rangers go into the match as heavy 2/5 favourites in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with a draw priced at 17/5 and a win for Malmo at 25/4.
However, Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Hearts fits in with a pattern of disappointing results in this early stage of the season, meaning they might not have it all their own way.
Since taking control from Walter Smith, Ally McCoist has been in charge of Rangers for six matches.
Although five of them have been friendlies, the fact that only two of the games have ended in victories for Rangers – against Linfield and Blackpool – is indicative of a side struggling for form.
That said, Malmo are off the pace in the Swedish Allsvenskan in eighth place and have not won a game away from home in their last six matches.
The fact that they failed to beat HB Torshavn in the away leg of their Champions League second-round qualification tie also suggests the Swedes could struggle at Ibrox.
With this in mind, betting on a Rangers victory appears to be the way to go and with the Gers having scored more than 1.5 goals in 16 out of 19 league matches last season, a 2-0 scoreline could be the best option.
At odds of 23/4, a successful £25 free bet on Rangers to beat Malmo 2-0 would return £168.75.
Alternatively, punters could back Rangers to score more than 1.5 goals in the match at odds of 53/100.
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