RANGERS have been predicted to retain the Scottish Premiership title by a supercomputer after Giovanni van Bronckhorst was appointed manager.

The Ibrox club have been backed to go on to win back-to-back league titles despite Van Bronckhorst being thrust into the role wihtout a pre-season.

The Dutchman will begin his work on Monday, but is set to watch his Rangers side take on Hibs in the Premier Sports Cup semi-final from the stands at Hampden.

He takes over the role after Steven Gerrard left Ibrox for Aston Villa last week.

And bettingexpert.com have tipped Van Bronckhorst to lead the club to league glory after his mid-season appointment.

They have Rangers set for a league triumph with market odds at 4/7, while Celtic are priced at 6/5.

A bettingexpert.com spokesperson said: “Rangers are still on course to retain the Scottish Premiership title after bringing in new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

“Our supercomputer has them ahead of a Celtic side that is clearly improved from last term but could struggle to close the gap at the top.

“Ross County are the side that comes out bottom of the pile in this forecast, so they will be looking to prove their doubters wrong.”