Betting on the Final Furlong

Last updated : 21 May 2009 By Punters Pal
Best price for the SPL to return home is 4/11 (bluesq), whereas a disaster on Sunday is priced at 5/2 (hills).

The match itself will take a close consideration. Rangers win, and events elsewhere matter not. 4/7 (extrabet) is a decent price for a game the players will surely be up for. Of course, we may not need to actually win the match, and you can back a draw at 10/3 (boylesports,stanjames) or a home victory at 6/1 (paddypower,skybet). At parkhead Hearts are 12/1 (skybet) to win, or 11/2 (365,skybet,stanjames). Either result will secure the title for the teddy bears.

At Tannadice the HT FT betting is priced at Rangers-Rangers 13/10 (extrabet), Draw-Rangers 18/5 (extrabet) or Utd-Rangers 25/1 (many places).

First scorer could be the one that makes all the difference to how the game goes. Boyd is 9/2 (coral), Lafferty 7/1 (skybet,extrabet), Miller 5/1 (quite a few), Novo 7/1 (extrabet). On the united side Sandaza is 9/1, Goodwillie 14/1 and Shala 18/1.

Do you care what the correct score is? Really, probably not. But the betting is decent. 1-0 is 13/2 sportingbet,skybet). Remember the last twice we've won the league up there its been 1-0. 2-0 is 13/2 (skybet, extrabet), 3-0 is 11/1 (extrabet), 3-1 is 12/1 (skybet,extrabet). A 1-1 draw is 15/2 in a few places, and a 2-2 draw is 22/1 (boylseports,stanjames,hills).

There are plenty of other markets available on the match, but even a seasoned punter like myself is not really caring too much this weekend. I don't want distracted on Sunday by a thought of how much it's making or costing me.

Elsewhere, Falkirk are 4/11 to finish bottom, Inverness are 19/10 and St Mirren are 100/1.

In the Premiership it's all about relegation. WBA are down, and its 2 from 4 to join them. Middlesboro are 1/41(extrabet) to go down, a decent price if you've a few grand spare. Newcastle are 3/5 (expekt), Sunderland are 8/1 with a few layers, and Hull are 13/8 with a few too.

Sorry about the un-punting caring tone of this, but I'm only interested in watching us win the league, betting comes a poor 2nd this weekend. COME ON RANGERS, JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN!