Rangers vs St Johnstone prediction, Scottish Premiership, football

Rangers vs St Johnstone: Gers tipped to maintain momentum

Kick-off: 1800, 12/08/2020

Stadium: Ibrox

Rangers have hit the ground running this term and should prove too sharp for St Johnstone in Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership clash.

With even Alfredo Morelos getting back on track over the weekend, Steven Gerrard’s men have already built up some strong early momentum.

We’re taking 27/20 for the hosts to win both halves as our initial Rangers vs St Johnstone prediction.

A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds

Rangers are one of three teams on maximum points after adding to a 1-0 win at Aberdeen by beating St Mirren 3-0 on home turf.

Morelos played a key role in Conor McCarthy’s first-half own goal and then bagged a brace himself after the break.

The Colombian had come in for criticism following a lacklustre showing in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League loss at Bayer Leverkusen but was back in form on Sunday.

St Mirren were pegged back from the outset and struggled to get across the halfway line, as Rangers dominated with 74 per cent of possession and 28 attempts on goal.

“A lot of teams are going to sit here and set us the challenge to find the breakthrough,” said Gerrard.

“But I’ve got to give the players lots and lots of credit because we stayed on from the first whistle as we chased the breakthrough.”

With competition for places now spurring this side on, 6/1 for another 3-0 home win appeals from the Rangers vs St Johnstone odds.

A Look At St Johnstone’s Betting Odds

St Johnstone had the weekend off due to Abderdeen’s Covid-19 issues, so this is a belated chance to build on a brave opening draw at Dundee United.

Saints were already trailing to a Nicky Clark penalty when they had Michael O’Halloran sent off seconds before the half-time whistle.

However, Liam Craig equalised in style with a volley 10 minutes after the restart and keeper Elliot Parish was rarely troubled thereafter.

New manager Callum Davidson beamed: “I thought we were tremendous in the second half, I thought we were the better team.

“You saw the energy levels and commitment and Danny McNamara’s challenge late on typified the team.”

That spirit will stand Saints in good stead at Ibrox and may lead to a tight opening period.

However, we’re still backing the hosts to lead 1-0 at half-time at 9/4 in our Rangers vs St Johnstone betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

RANGERS 3-0 St Mirren – Conor McCarthy (og), Alfredo Morelos (2)

Dundee Utd 1-1 ST JOHNSTONE – Liam Craig

Head-to-head: St Johnstone 2-2 Rangers, St Johnstone 0-4 Rangers, Rangers 0-0 St Johnstone, St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers, Rangers 5-1 St Johnstone

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