Rangers kicked off life in the SFL with a result that saved the bookmaking industry a £10million pay out. That figure might be slightly exaggerated from a fellow bookmaker, but there is no denying that many punters were backing Rangers to win every match through the Third Division. Prices ranged from 40/1 – far too big despite the drawn result – to 8/1. For the bet to be scuppered after one game was amazing. Of course, all talk now moves to whether or not they can go through the whole season unbeaten. Odds of 4/6 are not as generous and you would have to be mad to take them. Rangers are 1/20 to beat East Stirlingshire on Saturday and we have already taken a number of bets on them to win 10-0 at 50/1. It is good to see the Rangers fans have not lost their sense of humour.
My own treble last week missed out thanks to Montrose throwing away a 2-0 half time lead to lose 3-2. Hopefully I can have some more luck this weekend with three aways.
First up, I am taking a punt on Morton to beat Hamilton at odds of 7/4. Hamilton could really struggle this season – while I am never fully confident when putting my money on Morton, I think they will give us a good run for our money.
In the Second Division, I am on Queen of the South to beat East Fife at 6/5. They were the only main title contender to get off to a winning start and I am confident that they will make it two out of two. They will also be on a high following a great midweek cup win against Morton.
I am kicking myself for not including Stirling Albion last week as I really fancied them at a decent price. I have been impressed with the signings they have made and they have the potential to push Peterhead all the way for second place. It is a long trip to Elgin but, at 6/4, I think they are the value of the two.
This week’s McBookie Treble: Greenock Morton, Queen of the South and Stirling Albion returns £141.25 profit for a £10 stake
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