Rangers vs St Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Rangers vs St Johnstone 2018-19 Scottish Premiership Predictions by LeagueLane

Rangers vs St Johnstone
Scottish Premiership
Date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).

The last game of the game week 6 in the Premiership is between Rangers and St Johnstone. Both teams have similar stats in the table, they have both won twice, drawn twice and lost once in this Premiership season.

The difference between them is their goals scoring ability in the 5 games played as they have both conceded same amount of goals 5. Rangers are brighter in attack having scored 10 goals in the 5 game played twice as much as St Johnstone who have scored 5 averaging 1 goal per game.

Rangers bounced back from the Celtic defeat in week 4 with the 4-0 win against Dundee in week 5. They also went away to Villarreal Spain in Midweek Europa League and got a good 2-2 draw, talking about 2 away goal advantage. They need to continue this good form with a home win in this game.

On the part of St Johnstone, except for the opening game away at Kilmarnock, St Johnstone have been unbeaten this season. In fact they have avoided defeat in the last 5 competitive game this include the league Cup 2nd round 4-2 win over Queen of the South.

The Saints only have little issue in scoring as they have only scored above 1 goal in one of the 5 Premiership games played. This is should be a cause for concern as they face Rangers who can score up to 3 or more on their good days. They are not in the European competition and that’s a bit of advantage to them giving that their hosts may be battling fatigue.

Rangers vs St Johnstone: Head to Head

  • Rangers have lost only 7 of their 42 previous meetings and won 29 games having drawn 5.
  • At home, Rangers have only lost 3 and drawn 3 in their previous 20 meetings, they have won 14 times.
  • In their last 5 meetings, Rangers have won 4 of these games and lost once to St Johnstone which was their last meeting at Ibrox stadium.

Rangers vs St Johnstone: Prediction

There are no difference between the two sides in the league table, but on performance basis, Rangers are the favorites. We are expecting a win from Rangers and also looking at their previous games, their last 5 games have seen 3 or more match goals. We are expecting the same in this game.

Rangers vs St Johnstone: Bet Tips

  • Rangers to win at 3/8 (1.38) odds
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals at 2/3 (1.66) odds.

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