Rangers vs St. Mirren Prediction & Match Preview

Rangers vs St. Mirren
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).

The Rangers had to settle for yet another runners-up position last year. Celtic was so dominating that these two had a difference of thirteen points between them.  After starting the new season with an away win over Aberdeen, the Light Blues will open their home season against St. Mirren. They have improved big time under Steven Gerrard but if they wish to grab the title they need to win against the big guns in the league.

The Saints opened their season with a win over Livingston. The club needs to keep up the momentum throughout or they might suffer a similar fate like last year. They had to settle for a ninth-place finish basically due to the defensive disaster and the inability of the attack to compensate for it.

Rangers vs St. Mirren: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Light Blues has a five-match winning streak active against this opposition.
  • They kept a clean sheet in all five of those games across various venues.
  • The last time the Saints won this fixture was back in December 2011 at home.
  • The Rangers have never lost to these visitors at their home soil.
  • They have won all seven recent competitive head to head games on the trot.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in four of those seven matches here.

Rangers vs St. Mirren: Prediction

The home side has never lost to this opposition in front of their own fans. They have been dominant in all recent head to head matches and had the majority of the ball possession. Even though the visitors are coming here on the back of a win this will be their first real challenge of the season. They have not won a game against Rangers in over 9 years now and I think that will stay that way.

Rangers kept a clean sheet in all five previous clashes with the Saints. This was the case for nine of their last ten head to head games across all venues.  The home side has not conceded in their only match of the season and I believe they can do the same on Sunday too. So I am backing the hosts to win at both halves and keep a clean sheet too.

Rangers vs St. Mirren: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.60 (3/5).
  • HT/FT: Rangers/Rangers @ 1.60 (3/5).