Inverness CT vs Cove Rangers Betting Tip Inverness CT – 23 July 2022

Caley to make it a full set

Michael Gardyne / Inverness CT ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 07/25/2021

ScotlandInverness CT vs Cove RangersScotland
22 July 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – League Cup
Pick Invernss CT 
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 3/4 odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 12 July

Inverness are almost assured of a place in the knockout stages but can guarantee top spot with a win here over a Cove Rangers outfit who have little to no chance of progressing.


Bet at Boylesports


Inverness CT Preview – Will Caley continue their stylish start and make it four wins from as many games?

Inverness were agonisingly close to returning to the Premiership for the first time since 2017, last season, only to come up short in the final game. A really consistent league campaign seen them finish third in Championship before overcoming both Partick Thistle at Arbroath to reach the playoff final. A 2-2 draw at home to St Johnstone gave them a chance heading into the second leg, only to lose heavily 4-0.

Billy Dodds will be hoping to use that as motivation for this coming season, one which appears to be a wide-open second tier, and the possibility of not only securing a spot in the playoffs, but going one better and winning the title and automatic promotion.



Our betting prediction
Over 2.5 goals
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 18 July)
That optimism has only been heightened in this competition. Caley have won all three of their games so far to top the group and will guarantee top spot and a place in the knockout stages providing they avoid defeat. The worst case scenario of a loss would mean they still have a good chance of being one of the best runners up.
Their wins to date have come away to Kelty Hearts and an impressive success at Premiership side Livingston, before a convincing 4-0 win at home to Albion Rovers in midweek.

Cove Rangers  Preview – Can Cove end their group stage in good fashion with a positive result over Championship rivals?

Cove Rangers will be playing in the Championship for the first time in their history this season, following their consecutive promotions. There has been a change in manager despite that success, with Paul Hartley moving on and being replaced by Jim McIntyre. It has been a mixed start to life for the former Ross County boss – his team won their first match against Albion Rovers but have then lost at home to Livi and at home to Kelty.

Three points after three games means they are really up against it. A win within 90 minutes would leave them on six and requiring a freaky set of results elsewhere, starting with Livi failing to beat Kelty in the other match in this group.


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McIntyre will be concentrating more on getting a positive performance in this game ahead of the league campaign starting next weekend. That sees Cove host Raith Rovers in what will be a memorable occasion for all at the club.

A couple of former Inverness players will be in the starting line-up for the visitors tomorrow. Ross Draper spent six years here whilst the prolific Rory McAllister began his career with Caley way back in 2007.

Inverness CT vs Cove Rangers Betting Advice

These two won’t be strangers, this will be the first of at least five meetings between them now that Cove have earned promotion to the Championship. But this one feels all about Inverness and what they will hope caps off an excellent group stage campaign and reach the knockout stages for the first time since 2016.


Key Facts –  Inverness CT vs Cove Rangers Betting Tip

  • Inverness have a 100% record in this group stage and will guarantee top spot with a point
  • Cove have lost their last two following a win in their opening match against Albion Rovers
  • These two are now divisional rivals and will face each other at least a further four times this season


A point is good enough for them but the hosts have been so good that they are good value for a fourth win from four games. Stretching back to last season, and they are unbeaten in eight home games, winning six of those.


Best Betting Odds for Inverness CT vs Cove Rangers

Inverness CT: 7/10 Betfred
Draw: 5/2 at Betfred
Cove Rangers: 16/5 at Betfred