FM Preview: St. Johnstone v Rangers 05 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 4th April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between St. Johnstone and Rangers at 18:00 on 5th April 2011 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the St. Johnstone v Rangers fixture
Rangers face a trip to St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park at tea-time on Tuesday, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having pummelled their opponents 35 times out of 51.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sun 27 Feb||Rangers||4 - 0||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||Rangers||2 - 1||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Tue 30 Mar||St. Johnstone||4-1||Rangers||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Wed 03 Feb||Rangers||2 - 0||St. Johnstone||Scottish League Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Dec||Rangers||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Oct||St. Johnstone||1 - 2||Rangers||Scottish Premier|
|2008/2009||Tue 13 Jan||St. Johnstone||0 - 2||Rangers||Scottish F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
St. Johnstone haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Saints score just 4 goals, though they have conceded 1.
Rangers have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 34 points from their 30 games played so far,
Rangers's total of 65 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the The Gers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at St. Johnstone. Away win
|St. Johnstone||Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Rangers||4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here