Ayr United v Rangers: Value in Gers to win goal-filled Cup clash

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Sunday sees Graeme Murty take his Rangers side to high-scoring Ayr United in the Scottish Cup fifth round. And all the signs point to this being an action-packed thriller.

The Honest Men have slammed in a remarkable 64 goals in 24 Ladbrokes League 1 games. But they’re less impressive at the other end – with just six clean sheets this term.

As for the Gers, they’re at their best away from home. They’ve got the Premiership’s strongest away record, and should win this game at 2/7. Those fancying an Ayr win can back it at 8/1, while it’s 21/5 for the hosts to force a replay.

However, with both sides scoring for fun, Rangers to Win and Both Teams to Score could be the value bet at 29/20.

Another thing which looks generously priced is first-half goals. The Ayrshire outfit have netted before the break in eight games on the spin, while the Gers have done so in four of their last five.

BTTS in First Half is a 3/1 shot, while there’s 11/10 on offer for Over 1.5 First Half Goals.

So, who’s getting their name on the scoresheet?

Gers defender James Tavernier has registered in two of the last four games, and could run Ayr’s defence ragged. He’s 3/1 to Score Anytime, while it’s 11/1 that he breaks the deadlock.

For the Honest Men, the experienced Michael Moffat could be the man to back. He’s got 11 goals under his belt this term, and is 4/1 to add to that tally on Sunday.

However, the Gers could be out of sight before Ayr find the net. The Ibrox club have led at the half-hour mark in each of their last three away games. Result After 30 Minutes: Rangers looks good at 5/4.

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.