Rangers vs St Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 16th February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Steven Gerrard has inspired his boys to gallantly go after league-topper Celtic. And it has been quite a spectacle. The team has pulled off some audacious stats in home games, and fans will be eager to see the streak continue.
Their last game at home saw the players making mincemeat out of St.Mirren with a 4-0 scoreline. James Tavernier chipped in with a brace to swing the momentum to his side early itself.
The Saints are formidable opponents and have given many a sleepless night to those who have decided to take them head-on. But this time they might have bitten off more than what they can chew. And to stack the odds even more against them, the team has been having a lot of troubles on the road lately.
Rangers vs St Johnstone: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last seven games saw six wins by the Light Blues.
- These six matches saw the winners recording two or more goals.
- At this venue, the h2h record reads 17-2, in favor of the hosts.
- 19 of the last 22 ties at the Ibrox Stadium saw the home-team finding the back of the net.
- The combined scoreline for the last three meetings is 11-3, in favor of the Teddy Bears.
Rangers vs St Johnstone: Prediction
The Gers is one of the best teams in the country along with Celtic. They are famously strong at their home and have recorded 22 unbeaten matches at home out of 23 attempts. In overall ties, they were unvanquished in 11 of their last 12 fixtures. Also, at this venue, the stats are overwhelmingly skewed towards them with 17 wins in response to just two losses.
Going on, Tommy Wright’s men lost their last four away ties in a row, scoring just one goal in the process and conceding a mammoth 11.
Additionally, the Light Blues have scored three or more goals in four of their last five match-ups, while the combined scoreline for the last five overall matches of their opposite number is 13-1, where all five were losses.
It goes without saying that Steven Gerrard’s men are the huge favorites for this tie. The team will record a convincing win and will exert domination throughout the tie. Expect them to be leading at halftime itself.
Rangers vs St Johnstone: Betting Tips
Rangers to Score in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
EH: -1 for Rangers; Rangers to Win @ 1.90 (9/10).