St Johnstone are at the McDiarmid Park for a first home game in the last six matches and they take on Rangers this Sunday. St Johnstone’s recent result has led to the team slipping back out of the top six places only to be replaced by Livingston. Rangers remain in the hunt for the league title with the team just one point behind Celtic, who have played a game less. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
St Johnstone were beaten 2-1 by Motherwell in a surprise result at McDiarmid Park. This was the 1st defeat for Tommy Wright’s men in nine matches.
Rangers were held to a goalless draw by Hibernian at the Easter Road Stadium, but Steven Gerrard’s team had multiple opportunities to win the match. Rangers are going through a difficult sequence with one win in the last five.
The recent game between Rangers and St Johnstone took place at Ibrox back in September with Rangers thrashing their opponents with a 5-1 score. The last meeting at McDiarmid Park witnessed Rangers almost matching this score and getting a 4-1 success. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
St Johnstone have just suffered a slump with one win in the last four matches and Tommy Wright will be cautious about his team going through a second consecutive defeat at home. However, Rangers have also been on a slump with one win in the last five matches. Even though the team has been creating decent chances, they are showing signs of a team low on confidence. Rangers have a sensational record at the McDiarmid Park with three consecutive wins in recent times. Still, St Johnstone’s play has been decent for our preview to back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
St Johnstone win odds: 7.00
Rangers win odds: 1.50
Correct Score odds
This match is likely to witness a strong surge of chances at both ends of the pitch, but both teams have been struggling to convert those chances. This is true especially in the case of Rangers, who had eight shots on target against Hibernian without scoring a goal. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Rangers have been through a streak of low scoring matches with just one of the last seven producing over 2.5 goals. The last time Rangers scored more than 2.5 goals was towards the end of November. St Johnstone are also not outstanding going forward even if they have been involved in several high-scoring matches of late. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alfredo Morelos continues to attract criticism on and off the field, but the forward was unable to quell those talks with goals. Despite having a couple of excellent chances against Hibernian, the Colombian failed to score. Alfredo Morelos has scored just one goal in December, but he remains a potent player going forward. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Alfredo Morelos.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alfredo Morelos at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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