St. Johnstone vs Rangers Prediction & Match Preview

St. Johnstone vs Rangers
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park.

The Teddy Bears are easily the best team in the competition this season, and are placed at the top of the table with an incredible lead of 16 points over the second-placed Celtic.

Note that the Celts are the nine-time defending champions, and all these years, Steven Gerrard’s men had been desperately trying to put an end to their monopoly.

This year however, it seems that they might have finally cracked the code. The title-holders are dropping points consistently, while the toppers are on an unstoppable winning streak.

To further tip the scales in their favor, the Teddy Bears are also pitted against one of the worst teams in the contest at the moment.

The Saints are on a long winless run at present, and are also placed tenth in a table of 12 teams. Moreover, Gerrard’s men have posted almost three times the points as that of their counterparts, and have scored three times the number of goals as well.

In addition, the Teddy Bears also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.

Likely, expect the in-form Rangers to register a routine win this Wednesday, against the struggling Johnstone.

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

  • The last time these two had locked horns was three months back, and then the toppers recorded a 3-0 win.
  • They had also recorded 33 of the previous 39 overall wins.
  • They had scored two or more goals in nine of the preceding eleven encounters.
  • The hosts are winless at this stadium since 2010. In fact, in the period, barring two draws, the guests have a 100% winning record here.
  • The visitors have scored a total of 39 goals at this venue from the past 17 match-ups here.

St. Johnstone vs Rangers: Prediction

Gerrard’s men are at the top of the table with an unbeaten run so far. In fact, they have won all but two of their fixtures till now, and have scored 13 more goals than even the second-placed Celtic.

They also have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this venue.

Moreover, Callum Davidson’s men are one of the worst of the lot. They are placed third to last in the table, and were winless in seven of the preceding nine match-ups. They were also winless in 10 of their past 14 appearances at home.

In addition, the Saints have also conceded goals in plenty all through this campaign. By the looks of things, expect the potential champions Rangers to secure a convincing win over the weak Johnstone. Anticipate a lot of goals in the process as well.

St. Johnstone vs Rangers: Betting Tips

  • Rangers -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).