Kick Off: 1500, 12/02/2017
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
TV: Sky Sports 2
Rangers claimed the last of their 33 Scottish FA Cup triumphs eight years ago and will be determined to end that lean spell after losing out in last season’s Hampden Park decider to Hibs.
Mark Warburton’s side made hard work of beating Motherwell in round four but were handed a great chance to reach the quarter-finals when drawn at home to Morton.
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Kenny Miller bagged a late double when Rangers came from behind to beat the Steelmen last month and he was again on target in a 2-0 Premiership win over the same opponents a week later, but things have not gone to plan for Warburton since.
After being hammered 4-1 at Hearts, Rangers could only manage a draw at home to mid-table Ross County, with some fans booing that result at the final whistle after seeing their side fail to capitalise on forcing 15 corners to just one conceded.
Morton may feel the backlash, however, with Warburton calling for Rangers to be far more clinical and turn those jeers to cheers, so we like the look of 15/4 for the favourites to prevail by exactly a three-goal margin.
A Look At Morton’s Betting Odds
Morton managed to pick up just one point from four Championship clashes with Rangers last season, but they were competitive in both encounters at Ibrox, drawing 2-2 in December 2015 here and then leading until close to half-time in a 3-1 March defeat.
This season, third-placed Ton have netted a division-high 18 times on the road, so they could again make their presence felt and 5/4 for at least four goals to be scored in this match represents a fair bet in our book.
With the pressure on Rangers to put on a show and perform right until the end of the game, we are also snapping up 91/100 for there to be more goals in the second half, as Morton’s inferior fitness levels allow play to open up.
RANGERS 1-1 Ross County – Lee Wallace
Raith 0-1 MORTON – Lee Kilday
Head-to-head: Rangers 3-1 Morton, Morton 0-2 Rangers, Rangers 2-2 Morton, Morton 0-4 Rangers