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Rangers vs St Johnstone Prediction & Betting tips
The teams from the Scottish Premiership have to complete a tight program right at the start of the new season. This English week is already the third matchday on the program and there will be a duel between the Glasgow Rangers and St. Johnstone.
The Scottish top club of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard still wears a sparkling white vest and started the new season perfectly with two clean sheets. The third victory should follow on Wednesday, there are no major doubts.
Is such a bet recommendable? Or is the underdog even creating a sensation? We address these and other questions in this article and make a prognosis for the game. The kick-off at the IBROX Stadium is on Wednesday evening at 19:45 p.m.
For the 54-time champion, things are going very quickly; Not only did the Gerrard-Elf have to complete the two league games, but the EL second leg against Bayer Leverkusen was still on the program. Due to the initial situation, this was just a chore and after a poor performance, the return game in the Bay Arena was lost.
After the financial collapse, the Rangers had to bake small rolls and in phases have disappeared from the scene. In the meantime, the team is back to the clear number two in Scottish football, but is still a long way behind their great arch-rivals Celtic. Last year, the Rangers had 13 points less on the credit side when the season ended.
Especially at the beginning of 2020, things didn’t go according to plan and the Rangers only celebrated three wins in eight games. In total there were five of the eight point losses to cope with during this period.
After the long compulsory break, however, things are now going according to plan and with a narrow win against Aberdeen and a clear win against St. Mirren, the Rangers have a clean white vest. The defense is already outstanding, in 2019/20 the Rangers conceded only 19 goals in 29 games.
Alfredo Morales is the outstanding man in the offensive game, but the Colombian is about to move to a top division, but will still be available on Wednesday. Then the newcomers Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten should slip into this role.
For more than ten years (2009/10 season), the team from Perth, Scotland, has been playing first-class again and experienced the greatest success in club history in the 2013/14 season when they won the Scottish Cup. In the Scottish Premiership table, the team can mostly be found in the no man’s land of the table.
The discontinued 2019/20 season ended the team of head coach Tommy Wright in seventh place and had no ambitions for Europe, but also had a comfortable lead on the first relegation place. After seven years in office and over 300 competitive games, head coach Tommy Wright surprisingly resigned and will be replaced by Callum Davidson.
For Davidson it is the first job as head coach and most of all he will have to improve the offensive game. With just 28 goals in 29 games, St. Johnstone had the second weakest offensive in the league in the 2019/20 season. These numbers suggest between the Glasgow Rangers and St. Johnstone on the forecast of a “to zero” success of the favorite.
Davidson’s debut ended in a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Dundee United. A point win that can definitely be viewed as a win, as the entire second half was denied in a minority and the equalizer even succeeded in the game ten-on-eleven.
The second league game was canceled at short notice last weekend because eight players at Aberdeen had to go into quarantine after an illegal drinking spree. The replay has now been scheduled for August 20th, due to the failure of the game, St. Johnstone will continue to have to do without Michael O’Halloran after his yellow-red card at the start.
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