St. Johnstone vs Rangers
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 12:15 UK / 13:15 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).
St. Johnstone have got off to a very dismal start in their league campaign and are just one point shy of hitting rock bottom in the table. The squad are one of the only two teams left in the cluster to taste success and have so far been alternating between draws and defeats.
Their last clash on the road saw them share the spoils with Aberdeen in a 1-1 draw while at home Kilmarnock edged past them with a slender 1-0 scoreline.
Rangers have been plying their trade on home soil for the past two weeks. The visitors were handed their first loss of the season by none other than reigning champions in one of those clashes, thereby bringing their twelve match unbeaten run, across various competitions, to an abrupt halt.
However, Steven Gerrard’s men have already bounced back from that defeat with a 3-1 in over Livingston in the league and will be hoping to record back to back wins when they lock horns with St. Johnstone this weekend.
St. Johnstone vs Rangers Head to head (h2h)
- Only one of their last ten games have seen St. Johnstone come on top.
- Their previous encounter at this venue ended in a 2-1 win for Rangers.
- St. Johnstone have not kept a clean sheet in their last twelve games here.
- A low scoring clash with under 2.5 goals on the charts has occurred just once in their previous eight overall games.
St. Johnstone vs Rangers Prediction
First and foremost, St Johnstone have just one win to their name to boast of in their last eight clashes all together, with that victory coming in the League Cup. The home team have not been able to get things going for them and have also lost without finding the back of the net in their previous Premiership game here.
Additionally, home advantage has been a myth for the hosts in their previous clashes with Rangers, considering that their last victory over this foe at home came almost a decade ago.
Taking into account that three of their last four visits to this stadium also have seen the away side leading at half time, expect Rangers to head into the break with a clear advantage over their counterparts.
Furthermore given that six of their previous seven head to head clashes here have featured a total of three goals or more, on the scoreboards, at the last blast of the whistle, by all means, expect over 2.5 goals in this one.
St. Johnstone vs Rangers Betting tips
Half time result: Rangers @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).