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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Rangers have finally found some consistency

Murty's Gers should have too much for Hibs

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos
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Rangers look to have enjoyed an excellent transfer window and they can beat Hibs at Ibrox to continue their fine recent form.

Their fans were initially furious when Graeme Murty got the manager's job until the end of the season after Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes turned them down.

But those grumbles have been quickly forgotten as the Ibrox men have claimed three league wins from four games, including a draw at Celtic in a game they should have won and a comprehensive victory against the Dons.

Murty has signed Sean Goss, Jamie Murphy, Jason Cummings, Russell Martin, Greg Docherty and kept hold of the Ladbrokes Premiership top scorer Alfredo Morelos despite Chinese outfit Beijing Renhe reportedly offering big money for the Colombian.

There's a feelgood factor swirling around Ibrox and Hibs will need to be at their best to combat it.

No love is lost between the sides but Neil Lennon's men haven't fired on all cylinders after their winter break, and the loss of key defender Darren McGregor is an additional blow.

St Mirren are cantering to promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership and they are a surprisingly generous price to beat Queen of the South at home.

Jack Ross's men netted a couple of outstanding goals in last Friday's win at Dunfermline, earning them praise from Barcelona's Twitter page, and their consistency is likely to be what wins them the title.

Ross won't allow complacency to become an issue despite the Paisley men being 11 points clear the top of the table and the addition of Falkirk striker Myles Hippolyte gives Saints another attacking option.

If St Mirren can keep veteran predator Stephen Dobbie quiet they should have too much for the Dumfries side and take another step towards the Ladbrokes Championship title.

Inverness can all but end Dundee United's slim promotion hopes in the same division.

Csaba Laszlo's side are in crisis on and off the pitch. A 6-1 hammering at Falkirk was followed by a spanking at home to Morton. He locked them in the dressing room for almost two hours last week to hold an inquest, but United's transfer dealings in the window have not inspired confidence.

Injuries to important midfielders have all but ruined their season and this week chairman Stephen Thompson announced he will leave at the end of the campaign.

In contrast, Caley Thistle are on an upward curve and are especially strong at the Caledonian Stadium.

Recommendations
Rangers
2pts 20-21 BoyleSports
St Mirren
2pts evens general
Inverness
1pt 9-5 Hills

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