Rangers’ heavy home defeat against Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership promotion/relegation play-off has left them with an awful lot of work to do in order to escape the second tier, but despite their perilous position, there remains ample cause for optimism amongst the traveling fans.
The Gers, who lost 3-1 at Ibrox in the first-leg, head to Fir Park with a lot to do to reverse their fortunes, but a price of 6/5 makes them favourites to win the match and here are four reasons why they’re a great bet.
Rangers don’t lose in the Steelmen’s backyard.
Last Thursday’s collision was their first since 2012 and Well will have been glad of this lengthy gap.
They hadn’t beaten Stuart McCall’s men since 2002 prior to the aforementioned success and had been defeated in four straight home games, losing by a 14-2 aggregate score.
The blue half of the Old Firm have lost just one regular season league game on the road since the turn of the year.
Queen of the South are the home side in 2015 to get the better of the Glasgow club and their 3-0 win in April was suitably avenged when the sides met at Palmerston Park in the play-offs a month later.
Rangers failed to win one leg in each of their two play-off ties prior to this one.
Hibs bagged a 1-0 win over the Ibrox outfit at Easter Road in the previous round, while Queen of the South snared an unlikely share of the spoils in the second-leg of their knockout tie.
A prolonging of this pattern points to victory for the visitors here.
The away team won both legs of this fixture last term.
In winning 2-0 at Easter Road, Hamilton Academicals relegated Hibs to the Scottish second tier after the Edinburgh outfit had won by the same scoreline in the first leg.