Both halves of the Old Firm play on Sunday due to their Europa League commitments on Thursday evening with Rangers trip to Perth shown live on BT Sport from 12.15pm. Here are our top St Johnstone v Ranger betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
Will the home side hold firm and take the points against a weary Gers? The betting doesn’t think so. Steven Gerrard will likely rotate his squad and bring in some fresh legs in an attempt to help his men handle fighting on both fronts. They faced a draining night at home to Feyenoord on Thursday and the effects of that will be obvious. Rangers also must line-up without injured duo Ryan Jack and new signing Ryan Kent who suffered knocks in recent weeks.
The Away Win Looking Popular
Kent lasted just 40 minutes of his second debut last week when suffering a hamstring injury and was visibly emotional when leaving the field. The home fans were delighted to have the former Liverpool star back in Govan but some claimed Gerrard had rushed his return. Win at McDiarmid Park on Sunday and Rangers will cut the gap on leaders Celtic to goal difference, for a few hours at least.
The away win is betting favourite and you can get your hands on 1/3 at William Hill. The draw is 4/1 – top price with Bet365 – against the 17/2 of St Johnstone, a market best price you’ll find when shopping at Ladbrokes. Take both teams to score in a Rangers win at 9/4. Bet365 is the most generous firm on that one. We expect this one to be tighter than the match prices would have us believe as The Saints are a capable team in front of their own fans.