St Johnstone v Rangers Betting Tips And Predictions
Location: Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 28th December 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
Rangers won their fourth league game in a row although it was a laboured 1-0 home win.
There won’t have been many Rangers fans waking up on Christmas Day pondering over how fortunate they were to escape with the win. It’s three points in the bag and a consolidation of second place.
Although it t came at a cost with an injury to captain Lee Wallace. Whether he makes this game is undetermined but with a big New Years Eve fixture on the horizon he may be spared.
St Johnstone will also be missing a kee player in Murray Davidson. Their midfield will be weaker without their inspirational ball winning midfielder. But with Rangers likely to dominate possession it may have limited influence.
The Perth Saints will set up to counter The Gers’ domineering style. Their defensive counter attacking is as good as anyone and their league position is testament to that.
Another fine win away to Kilmarnock brought them to within one point of Hearts in fourth place. They also have a game in hand and as such will be keen to get something from this game to keep the pressure on.
They have lost just once on the road all season. At home they have lost four times as teams have found a way to counter act their style. But Rangers won’t do that. They will stick rigidly to their possession based attacking game and that will suit St Johnstone.
With Danny Swanson in the form of his life they have a genuine goal threat breaking from midfield. Steven McLean is one of the best link up players in the league, too. When their movement and linking is on song they are a formidable side.
ST JOHNSTONE V RANGERS BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS BEST BETTING ODDS
St Johnstone with a +0.5 Asian Handicap has a good look to it at 1.93 (13/14) with 888Sport.
Both teams to score is 1.91 (10/11) with William Hill. Goals backers can get 2.06 (53/50) with Marathon Bet for +2.5 goals.
Both teams have scored in 1 of The Saints' last 5 matches but 4 from 5 at home.
Both teams have scored in 2 of Rangers' last 5 matches but 3 from 5 on the road.
Head To Head Stats
Both sides have won in the league cup at Ibrox while the previous league meeting finished 1-1 at Rangers' home ground.
St Johnstone +0.5 Asian Handicap
Scottish Football Tips Star Rating Explained
If you must have a bet this is probably the best one available.
This is a coin flip. Likely to lose as much as it wins.
There is something approaching value in this bet. Your call.
Value to be had. Should be taken on.
Must bet. Screams value.