Rangers continue their run at the top of the food chain as they play host to side Ibrox for matchday three of the Scottish Premiership. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Rangers play host to the side after coming off back to back wins in the league. The opening day of the season started with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen. This followed with a 3-0 thrashing of side St. Mirren in their last outing.
The visitors started off their season with a 1-1 draw to side Dundee United. Unfortunately, two players tested positive for the corona virus forcing the side to forfeit their scheduled match. After receiving the green light from the SFA, the side is back in action against an in-form Rangers.
Steven Gerrard was looking to advance further in the Europa League despite their loss to Bayer Leverkusen. However, the fallout from the Europa League might have presented a blessing in disguise for the Glasgow Giants.
Their rivals Celtic succumbed to a 1-1 draw to side Kilmarnock in their last outing courtesy of a penalty. The defeat places the first runners up in last year’s league with two points adrift from the defending champions.
With the returning St. Johnstone side, it remains unclear whether all players are cleared to take part in the clash after self-isolating.
Rangers vs. St. Johnstone Head to Head
Both sides have 28 games against each other, with Rangers taking home 18 wins against the five wins by St. Johnstone. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Rangers 3-0 St. Mirren
Bayer Levekusen 1-0 Rangers
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Rangers 2-0 Coventry City
Rangers 4-0 Motherwell
Dundee United 1-1 St. Johnstone
St. Johnstone 1-0 Livingston
St. Mirren 0-0 St. Johnstone
St. Johnstone 0-1 Celtic
Rangers Team News
After missing on their clash following a knock, goalkeeper Allan McGregor is back into the starting lineup. Injury woes at the side include the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Roofe. However, both players resumed training and remain doubts this Wednesday.
St. Johnstone Team News
Michael O’Halloran sets to miss out on the clash after picking two yellow cards leading to a one-match ban. This might force Stevie May into the starting lineup after being sidelined.
Prediction and Odds
Rangers will be looking to extend their two points lead over side Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: First Half