Morton v Raith: Ton to halt poor run against Rovers
Greenock Morton face Raith Rovers in front of the Sky Sports cameras this weekend with manager Jim Duffy knowing his side haven’t won any of the last six meetings.
Two of those ties ended all square with Raith running out 2-1 winners in each of the other four, however, in-form Ton are expected to halt that run with victory at Cappielow Park.
The Ton are unbeaten in six heading into the tie, while Grant Murray’s men are winless in six.
To stack the odds further in the home side’s favour, Morton have lost just two of their last 10 games as hosts, while Raith have won just four of their last 19 on the road.
Rovers will ensure Duffy’s men don’t have it all their own way, however, and look sure to find the back of the net having scored in six of their last seven outings.
With this in mind Ladbrokes’ Price Boost for the game looks too good to be ignored with a Morton win and both sides scoring enhanced from 11/4 to 7/2.
The way the season is shaping up this match could also prove vital in the race for what are likely to be two remaining play-off places.
Leaders Rangers and second-placed Hibs are nine and six points clear of their nearest rivals Falkirk, who in turn hold a six point lead over Morton and Rovers.
And with the stakes so high Morton will once again rely on Denny Johnstone to lead their attack.
The former Burton Albion is flying since returning to the Scottish game, with nine strikes from his 21 games this season, including six in his last seven outings.
The 20-year-old can be backed at 5/1 to net the opener and with this game being televised Ladbrokes will double those odds to a whopping 10/1 should he strike first and inside 25 minutes.*