Friday’s clash pits together two of the current top four in the Scottish Premiership. This pair finished fourth and third last season, while they’re currently level on points this time around. While Rangers aren’t quite challenging Celtic as well as they’d like, the hosts have kicked on so far this term. Can they build on their strong campaign so far and see off the Gers?
The visitors were hoping for a stronger campaign this season, but their new signings are taking time to properly bed in. They do have forward Alfredo Morelos firing after his summer move, with the Colombian seeming to find Scottish football as easy to adapt to as he did with Finnish football during his time with HJK. He’s scored six in seven starts, which has us backing him as our anytime goalscorer tip here.
Morelos and Rangers should enjoy playing against a Saints side who have one clean sheet in their last nine. While they have an impressive record, their +2 goal difference tells you all you need to know about their defence. The good news for the home side is that Rangers aren’t exactly solid at the back, which has us expecting goals in this game.
Rangers have conceded in seven of their last eight matches, while they’ve seen both teams score in their last six away games in the league. We should get more entertainment at both ends in this clash, which has us backing both teams to score in this game. That has landed in the last five meetings between these two sides.
Given how well Rangers have played at St Johnstone of late, we can see another away win here. Not only have Rangers won the last two clashes, but they’ve won five of their last six trips here. Given that Rangers have scored at least twice in their last seven away matches in the league, winning six of those, we’re backing Rangers to win and both teams to score, along with a 3-1 correct score prediction.
PREDICTION; RANGERS TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE