St Johnstone vs Rangers Prediction: Clement’s Title Challengers to Sink the Saints

 | February 15 | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Rangers travel to McDiarmid Park for a Sunday midday meeting with St Johnstone. Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse predicts an impressive away win …

St Johnstone vs Rangers betting tips

  • Rangers -1 handicap @ 8/11
  • Rangers 2-0 @ 5/1

St Johnstone prepares for this game positioned dangerously close to the relegation zone. The Saints are one place above Ross County in the playoff berth, and manager Craig Levein knows he must lift his side through the ranks quickly to avoid any unnecessary late-season drama.

Dropping to the Championship would be a major blow to a team enjoying an extended run in the top flight. Relegation won’t be decided on Sunday, but the locals must start the fightback soon.

Rangers find themselves involved in a shootout for the title after clawing back a seven-point gap on Celtic. Philippe Clement’s team arrives on the back of an impressive run of form and beat Ross County 3-1 at Ibrox on Wednesday evening.

Two wins in a week would show critics that this Gers team has the character for a title challenge. Points are more important than performances at this crucial stage of the season.

St Johnstone vs Rangers Match Odds

St Johnstone may enjoy the home advantage for Sunday’s showdown with Rangers, but the Betfred traders favour an away win. The locals suffered back-to-back defeats to Hearts and Dundee, meaning they enter this latest test under increasing pressure.

Rangers enjoy an eye-catching winning run, and their form since losing the Old Firm derby explains why they’re expected to add another three points.

Will St Johnstone spring a surprise? You can back the home win at an incredible 10/1 offered to all Betfred customers. Such a price for a team playing at home in a competitive league is sure to attract attention.

Rangers to bank another maximum payout will earn backers a shot at 2/9, or you can play a first draw in this fixture since April 2021 at 5/1.

Rangers -1 handicap @ 8/11

Here, we have a home team on a poor run of form with the threat of relegation hanging over them. They host a high-flying opponent pushing hard for the title and a spot in next season’s money-spinning UEFA Champions League.

With that in mind, we’ll keep it simple and back Rangers -1 goal on the handicap at 8/11. There’s enough in that price to back as a single or add to your weekend multiples.

St Johnstone and Rangers have met twice already this season, with the Gers winning both games by two clear goals. The Saints also conceded two goals against Dundee and failed to find the net when losing at home to Hearts earlier this month. Back a Rangers win and take them on the handicap at a more appealing price.

Rangers -1 handicap betting vs St Johnstone

Rangers 2-0 @ 5/1

Having backed Rangers to win the game -1 goal on the handicap at odds-on, we’ll stick with that thought when aiming for a bet with higher odds attached. Playing the correct score market requires a rub of the green, but followers will remember we’ve landed a few correct scores already this season, including bets on Rangers.

The stats make for interesting reading, with each of the last three meetings of the Saints and Gers ending in 2-0 wins for the team from Govan. That run shows a pair of 2-0 wins achieved already this season, including at McDiarmid Park in September, where goals from Danilo and Rabbi Matondo won the points.

Fancy a fourth 2-0 win on the bounce?

Rangers 2-0 correct score betting vs St Johnstone

Football betting tips from Betfred Insights.

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