MOTHERWELL - GLASGOW RANGERS
Big shock in Scotland with Celtic and Rangers set to battle out yet another title, these two are set to go toe to toe for the next six months and despite the high profile meetings between the clubs, it is how they play against the lesser lights, which will most likely determine the Championship trophy destination.
This is just such a game and Rangers often have problems at Fir Park, the thirteen h2h meetings here this millenium have produced four draws, including the last two and only one game has been decided by more than a single goal, with, as you might expect, the visitors haveing the best of the deal. I expect they they will eventually grind out the win this evening, but it will not be easy, especially with the season ending loss to Kevin Thomson at the weekend, who has, argubly, been their most influential player recently. It might also take a little time, despite their free scoring ways, Rangers play better after the break, going in level at half time in 7 of their 8 away starts this season. Infact, at home or away, they have led at the half in only 25% of all SPL starts.
Motherwell are in decent form, have won four from six and pushed Celtic hard on Friday, only missing a few chances to take the lead, before conceding with the last kick of the first half, eventually they ran of steam when reduced to ten men and lost 2-0. Hopefully, they can hold on a few seconds longer this time, because, as you might have guessed, I am going to bet the half time draw this evening. In the reverse meeting in Glasgow, Rangers won a tight game 2-1 , with all the goals coming after the 57th minute, something similar would do just fine tonight.
6 points half time draw 2.375 Ladbrokes/Corals/ Bet365 ..... similar quotes should be available on the exchanges later in the day.