Punters piling into Rangers to end Celtic’s dominance this season

Rangers are being backed to end Celtic's stranglehold on the Scottish game this season, however can Steven Gerrard steer his side to the title?

The leading bookmakers have slashed the odds on Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership title this season with the odds tumbling from 21/10 to 11/10 following Celtic’s shock 2-0 defeat to Livingston prior to the international break. The same weekend saw Rangers thump Hamilton Academical to the tune of 5-0 and the Light Blues now enjoy a two-point lead at the top of the table after 8 rounds of Premiership fixtures.

Indeed a reported 48% of all bets have been aimed towards Steven Gerrard’s men in the outright winner market over the past week while 4/6 odds-on poke Celtic have attracted around 34% of all bets. The other mover in the market is Motherwell whose odds have tumbled from 1000/1 to as low as 100/1 with some firms. Nevertheless MoPlay Bookmakers are going 1500/1 that third-placed Motherwell finish top of the pile, a very unlikely scenario perhaps but one which has attracted the attention of punters.

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Aberdeen are third-favourites to lift the title at odds of 250/1 with the same firm, the Dons currently sitting third in the league table following a slow start and attracting around 4% of all bets.

Celtic and Rangers aren’t just battling it out for the Premiership title with Odsonne Edouard and Germain Defoe also going head-to-head for top-goalscorer gong. Defoe is current market leader at 13/8 while Edouard is a 4/1 shot to pip him at the post.