St Johnstone vs Rangers Scottish Premiership February 23 – Rangers in Match Result and Both Teams to Score 58/25 with Marathonbet

Gers should outscore Saints if back on track

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St Johnstone vs Rangers
23 February 1330hrs
Football – Scotland –Premiership
Pick Rangers to win and Both Teams to Score
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 58/25 odds taken at 1630 GMT, Friday 21 February

Rangers produced a remarkable comeback to beat Sporting Braga in the Europa League on Thursday – can Steven Gerrard’s team reproduce that rediscovered resilience at McDiarmid Park

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St Johnstone Preview – Saints going well after slow start

The Saints had an indifferent start to the campaign but are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions with three wins and two draws and have only lost two of their last 14.

Tommy Wright’s team are clearly in much better form than when beaten 4-0 at Ibrox earlier in the season and should give the Glasgow side a run for their money with home advantage.

Bournemouth loanee Matt Butcher impressed in last week’s 1-1 draw with Ross County in the Highlands and has a further seven days to get accustomed to his new team-mates. The midfielder could be instrumental as Saints seek a strong end to the regular season. Their recent run as seen them climb away from the foot of the table and the manager is now eyeing a place in the top six.

Callum Hendry remains the Saints’ top scorer but was only on the bench last week and this is a team which likes to share the goals around. The much-travelled Stevie May continues to find the net wherever he plies his trade and is now back where he started. Drey Wright is attracting envious glances from teams south of the border and can further advertise his worth with a strong showing against Rangers.

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(Odds taken at 1615 Friday 21 February)

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Rangers Preview – Gers hoping to have turned the corner again

It’s going to be very difficult for Rangers to overhaul Celtic in the title race after their recent sticky patch but the have to keep plugging away in the hope that the arch-rivals also take their eye off the ball at some point.

The Gers fought back from two goals down to take a first-leg advantage in the Europa League last 32 after hitting three goals in 15 minutes against Sporting Braga on Thursday but they have dropped eight points in the league since the winter break and have to arrest that slide.

Could Ianis Hagi be the answer to their prayers? The son of Romanian legend Georghe has become an instant hit at Ibrox. The winger scored on his debut after joining on loan from Genk and netted twice against Braga. He’s had limited game time so far but Steven Gerrard is already talking of making the move permanent in the summer.

Other Rangers players have been less impressively recently, including Glen Kamara. He may be replaced by Joe Aribo in Perth. Jermain Defoe and defender Filip Helander remain long-term absentees for Gerrard’s team but Borna Barisic is fit again and Ryan Jack is available with his suspension only applying to European matches. Steve Davis could be rested but Alferdo Morelos is expected to start.

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Trends – St Johnstone vs Rangers Betting Tips

  • It’s almost 10 years since St Johnstone last beat Rangers at McDiarmid Park
  • Rangers have won their last five matches at St Johnstone, scoring 15 goals
  • Rangers have scored at least twice in four of their last five matches
  • St Johnstone have scored at least once in each of their last five matches
  • St Johnstone have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven

Both sides are prone to concede goals. Rangers have only had two full days to prepare for this crucial lunchtime fixture but will still put out a strong side and should take the three points.

The best betting odds for St Johnstone vs Rangers

St Johnstone 15/2 15/2 67/10
Rangers 38/100 2/5 41/100
Draw 7/2 19/5 15/4

(Odds correct with William Hill, Betfred and Marathonbet at 1630 February 21)