Rangers v Hibs: Gers win to nil among 3 best bets

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After a brief pre-season Rangers� silverware credentials will be given their first competitive test as the Ibrox outfit play host to Hibernian in the first round of the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Hibs are unbeaten in pre-season but two draws against familiar opposition in East Fife and Dunfermline have done little to inspire and leave the Gers, boosted by the returns of Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller, clear favourites for the win at 8/15.

With that not being a working man�s price, Ladbrokes News� James Curtis offers up three best bets offering healthier returns.

Both teams to score? � NO @ 13/10

Rangers may have looked out of sorts when losing 2-0 to Derby County last time out but history suggest Ally McCoist�s men � who have been tipped to go unbeaten in the Championship � should win at a canter against Hibs.

Rarely do both teams score in this fixture and with the last seven ties seeing only one team register it should pay to back �no� all the way again.

Rangers to win to nil @ 21/10

Given that only one side looks certain to score it could also pay to take the longer odds on a Rangers win to nil.

That is exactly what has happened in six of the last seven meetings and with the Gers losing just three of their last 48 games and Hibs losing eight of their last 11 competitive fixtures this looks the easiest prediction ever!

Kris Boyd to score first @ 3/1 or anytime @ 4/6

Boyd�s return to Ibrox may be a step down for the player but if he can maintain the form that saw him smash 22 Premier League goals for Kilmarnock last season the drop in divisions will surely prove temporary.

As such backing the Scot to open the scoring looks a good tip, but for those looking for more security the anytime price of 4/6 should be viewed as a licence to print some Scottish notes!

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.