After seeing their beloved club get caught in the death-grip of financial turmoil a few years ago, Mark Warburton’s side have slowly made their way back up the leagues and get the chance to face old foes Celtic in the semi final of the Scottish cup at the weekend.
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Rangers: Harry Forrester will be the home side’s biggest miss this weekend after the youngster sustained a hairline fracture against Peterhead. Star striker Martyn Waghor meanwhile is back in training this week after a two month lay-off but it remains to be seen whether he will play any part in the Old Firm derby.
Celtic: Striker Carlton Cole is expected to make a return this Sunday for Celtic as well as Jozo Simunovic and Srik Sviatchenko who are also back in contention after their respective injuries.
Where does the betting value lie?
It goes without saying that Ronny Delia’s Bhoys are expected to comfortably win this tie – they’re currently 5/8 with ComeOn! to win the match in ninety minutes which certainly isn’t an attractive proposition from a value seekers’ point of view. Despite being a league lower than their local rivals, Warburton’s Rangers team should still be capable of creating a few chances with the roar of Hampden Park’s 12th man spurring them on.
The 2nd tier side, who will yet again be competing with Celtic in the Scottish Premiership next season after gaining promotion recently certainly have their own threats going forward. Martyn Waghorn who has netted 20 for The Teddy Bears in the Championship in the 2015/2016 season could pose plenty of problems for Celtic should his manager take a gamble on him this Sunday.
Whilst the gulf in quality between these two sides still remains, fierce local derbies such as these have always been great levellers in football which is why we’re backing the home side to put up a spirited fight on Sunday and grab at least one goal against the Hoops.
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