St Johnstone vs Rangers: Saints will be tough to beat at home

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Odds: St Johnstone 9/2, Draw 31/10, Rangers 11/20

Kick Off: 1945, 13/10/2017

Stadium: McDiarmid Park

TV: BT Sport

St Johnstone were competitive in all four encounters with Rangers last season and look well placed to hold their own in Friday’s Scottish Premiership clash at McDiarmid Park.

These teams played out a couple of 1-1 draws in the first half of the campaign, before Rangers secured hard-fought, narrow triumphs in the next two fixtures.

With the Saints unbeaten at home in the league so far this term, we reckon 27/20 they avoid defeat again here is worth including in our St Johnstone vs Rangers betting predictions.

A Look At St Johnstone’s Betting Odds

The international break came at a nice time for St Johnstone and they will hopefully have been able to regroup following a 3-0 loss at Aberdeen.

Manager Tommy Wright blasted that as “the worst performance” of his reign and admitted to “having a right old rant” at his players in the dressing room afterwards.

The return from injury of top scorer Michael O’Halloran should help Saints to respond and they can take heart from some solid displays at McDiarmid Park.

Three wins and a draw have been secured from four league fixtures here, while there is also an excellent 1-1 draw at Celtic on their form card.

Odds of 9/2 for a home win are tempting, but 31/10 for a draw just gets the nod in our St Johnstone vs Rangers betting tips.

A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds

Rangers recovered from the disappointment of an Old Firm derby defeat to win 4-1 at Hamilton a fortnight ago, overcoming a first-minute goal for the Accies at New Douglas Park.

Pedro Caixinha has been working hard on his side’s defence during the international break and will be keen to see the fruits of that labour at McDiarmid Park.

The visitors have done well on the road so far, picking up 10 points out of 12 and scoring 11 times in those four fixtures. However, of their away opponents, only Motherwell are in the top half of the table, so a kind schedule has helped.

Looking at the St Johnstone vs Rangers odds, 27/4 for a 1-1 stalemate makes sense to us.

Additional stats

Last result:

Aberdeen 3-0 ST JOHNSTONE

Hamilton 1-4 RANGERS – Declan John (2), Daniel Candeias, Graham Dorrans (pen)

Head-to-head: St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers, Rangers 3-2 St Johnstone, St Johnstone 1-1 Rangers, Rangers 1-1 St Johnstone

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.