Rangers vs St Johnstone
When Rangers play host to St. Johnstone on Saturday, they will be doing everything they can to keep their faint hopes of winning the Scottish Premiership alive. Last week, these two sides competed against each other in the Scottish Cup. The Gers emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 victory to go to the fifth round of the competition.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Rangers - huge win favorite
Indeed, a stunning effort from left back Borna Barisic in the 45th minute of the Scottish Cup match between Rangers and St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park last Saturday was enough to see Rangers squeeze over St. Johnstone. This was his first goal in two years. Since Michael Beale was hired to take over as head coach of the Gers, the team has put together an outstanding run of success, winning eight of their past nine games across all competitions and scoring 20 goals in the process. Rangers will play Partick Thistle at home in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup the following month, but first they have to focus on their match against St. Johnstone in the Premiership on Saturday. Rangers have won their last four home league matches against St. Johnstone by a combined score of 10-0. The Glasgow giants are currently trailing their bitter rivals and the current champions of the top-flight competition, Celtic, by nine points at the top of the table. However, all is not lost, as there are still 16 Premiership matches left to be played this season, including two Old Firm derbies, and Beale continues to be optimistic that his in-form side can close the gap in the coming weeks. Rangers will be optimistic about their prospects of victory on Saturday when they take on a St. Johnstone team that is currently in a downward spiral and has lost each of its last six matches across all competitions.
St Johnstone - St Johnstone losing streak will not end yet
The men coached by Callum Davidson have recently struggled to find a cutting edge in the final third of the field. In their previous four matches, they have failed to score in three of those matches and have only registered four shots on target in the three matches in which they have not scored. The Saints are now in eighth place in the Premiership table, having lost 12 of their 22 matches so far this season. They are only four points ahead of the two teams that are currently in last place. It is possible that St. Johnstone's confidence will be low as they travel to Ibrox, but they have already defeated Rangers this season. They earned a 2-1 victory at home against Rangers in November, thanks to goals scored by James Brown and Nicky Clark, and they will hope to replicate that resolute performance on Saturday.
Expert Betting Tips
St. Johnstone will be looking to improve on their performance against Rangers from the previous Saturday, but Davidson's team is concerned about their recent form in front of goal. On the other hand, the Gers have found the back of the net in each of their previous 14 competitive matches across all competitions, and it is anticipated that they will have even more success in front of the net on Saturday.