Hibs have cut the gap between themselves and Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship – and it looks like they’ve forced the bookies to cut their odds on winning the league too.
Since Hibs’ win over Alloa on Saturday, which drew them level with the Ibrox club on 37 points at the summit after the Glasgow outfit could only draw 1-1 at Livingston, 87 per cent of punters in the league championship market have been putting money on the Hibees to lift the title.
The odds on Hibs to win the league when they trailed Rangers by 11 points at one stage were 16/1. Today the best price is 9/2. Rangers have drifted from 1/100 to 1/8, even though they have a game in hand over Alan Stubbs’ men.
“Only a few weeks ago we had punters pleading with us to pay out on Rangers but we’re glad we kept the book open,” said David Macdonald of Ladbrokes. “Hibs are certainly heating things up while temperatures plummet and the betting suggests the Championship will go to the wire.”