The Big Wednesday Multiple: Hibs to spoil the party at Ibrox

Will the misery continue for Rangers tonight?
Will the misery continue for Rangers tonight?
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It's that time of the week where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections...

"Back Santa Fe @ 1.72 (8/11)

Back Hibernian @ 3.1 (21/10)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Arsenal v Sunderland @ 1.65 (13/20)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Lazio @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 14.52 (14/1)"

Bet 1: Santa Fe (HOME) @ 1.72 (8/11)

This is a quarter-final tie in the Copa Libertadores and I expect Santa Fe to finish the first leg in front given home advantage.

The hosts have a fine record on this ground in this competition in recent years as since they returned to the tournament in 2013 following a seven year absence, they have won 10 out of 14 fixtures.

Gustavo Costas' side overturned a 2-1 first leg defeat in the last round by beating Estudiantes here by two goals to nil a week ago and while their domestic form hasn't been great, it's clear where their focus has been.

Internacional won't be pushovers and they made it through to the last eight by beating fellow Brazilians, Atletico Mineiro, 5-3 on aggregate. Their record on the road isn't overly fantastic however and with 90 minutes still to come at Estádio Beira-Rio, manager, Diego Aguirre, won't panic if they fall a goal behind.


Bet 2: Hibernian (AWAY) @ 3.1 (21/10) - Live on BT Sport 1 at 19:45 BST

This is the first leg of the Play-offs second round where the victor will face Motherwell for a place back in the Scottish Premiership.

Hibernian travel to Rangers as the underdogs but I think that has been priced up on reputation as opposed to form. The visitors come into the clash having finished higher in the table and having won 12 of their last 16 matches. Alan Stubbs' men have excelled on the road as it's seven victories from nine outings in 2015 and that includes a 2-0 victory at Ibrox.

Rangers will be desperate to get back into the top flight following a humiliating few years but they aren't the force of old. They could only edge past Queen of the South in the previous round of the Play-offs and they didn't even win the home leg. It's just three wins from 10 in front of their own fans and all the pressure will be on Stuart McCall's team.


Bet 3: Arsenal v Sunderland (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.65 (13/20) - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 19:45 BST

While it would appear that a point would suit both of these teams tonight, I don't think we'll be in for a bore draw.

The Gunners know that one more point will all but secure their automatic place in the Champions League group phase next season but the fans won't accept that and the players and manager will want to build some momentum again before the FA Cup Final after a draw and a defeat in their last two outings.

Arsene Wenger's men are largely known as flat-track bullies as while they often struggle against their main rivals, they generally sweep aside teams in the lower half.

Sunderland will be hoping for a result tonight so they can avoid a final day nail-biter on Sunday, but in all likelihood they are safe anyway. Hull would have to beat Manchester United and Newcastle would need at least a point - and maybe more depending on goal difference.

A defeat does nothing for The Black Cats so if they do go behind at the Emirates, expect them to open up and push for that point, which while increasing their own chances of scoring, it would also leave them vulnerable at the back.


Bet 4: Juventus v Lazio (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.65 (13/20) - Live on Sky Sports 5 at 19:45 BST

This is the final of the Coppa Italia and I don't envisage too many goals as Juventus look to complete the second leg of a historic treble.

With the Serie A title wrapped up weeks ago, Massimiliano Allegri's side have been able to focus on the Champions League and, to a lesser extent, this competition. They bounced back from a defeat in Turin to beat Fiorentina in the second leg of their semi-final and even their reserve team pretty much managed to win at Inter on Saturday.

Lazio have also enjoyed a fine campaign as they look set to be in the Champions League next year and have a chance of silverware tonight. Spurred on by the youth of Felipe Anderson and the experience of Miroslav Klose, 'I Biancocelesti' have emerged as potential title contenders next term.

I expect this match to be very cagey and with Juventus involved, you know that there's a good chance of at least one team keeping a clean sheet. Two of the last three meetings between the pair have rewarded under 2.5 backers and as we saw in the Bernabeu last week, The Old Lady know how to stifle the opposition.


Recommended Multiple

Back Santa Fe @ 1.72 (8/11)
Back Hibernian @ 3.1 (21/10)
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Arsenal v Sunderland @ 1.65 (13/20)
Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Lazio @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 14.52 (14/1)


Multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.


2015 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 19 pts
Returned: 32.16pts
P/L: + 13.16pts
(2014 P/L: + 48.57pts)
(2013 P/L: - 15.49 pts)

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