The Scottish Premiership is properly underway and Rangers are seeking to break Celtic’s spell of dominance at the ninth time of asking, with a difficult away day at St Mirren on Sunday subsequent up on the agenda for Steven Gerrard’s guys.
The Buddies beat continental qualifiers Aberdeen 1- final week, displaying the sort of benefits they can make at St Mirren Park.
As for Rangers, a dominant start off to the league has left them with six points and a plus six objective distinction following just two games. Could it lastly be the season Celtic’s run comes to an finish?
Verify out 90min’s preview for the Scottish Premiership clash under.
Exactly where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Sunday 25 August|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||12:15pm (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Ibrox Stadium|
|TV Channel/Reside Stream?||BT Sport 1|
Exactly where to Obtain Tickets
Cody Cooke is nonetheless recovering from a torn knee ligament and will not be obtainable for Jim Goodwin till November. This indicates Jonathan Obika, who joined on a free of charge transfer from Oxford United this summer season, or Danny Mullen will have to lead the line.
The Buddies have struggled for targets of late, scoring just 3 instances in their final 5 matches, and the return of Cooke will be significantly welcomed.
Gerrard has been fortunate so far this season with only Greg Stewart obtaining injury issues. Even so, with challenging Europa League qualifiers practically each and every Thursday evening, fatigue could come into play for the Gers.
The choice not to start Jermain Defoe against Legia Warsaw on Thursday will have a useful influence for Sunday’s clash and as extended as Alfredo Morelos does not choose up also lots of suspensions Rangers must score lots of goals this season.
|St Mirren||Hladky McGinn, MacKenzie, McLoughlin, MacPherson Flynn, Foley Magennis, Andreu, Durmus Obika.|
|Rangers||McGregor Flanagan, Katic, Goldson, Tavernier Davis, Jack, Kamara Jones, Defoe, Morelos.|
Head to Head Record
These two sides have faced off a monster 237 instances in a fixture that dates back to 1890. Unsurprisingly, Rangers have won the majority of the ties – 161 to be precise. St Mirren have beaten their opponents just 30 instances, leaving space for 46 draws.
The vast quantity of matches is due to Scottish sides playing every other 3 or 4 instances in a domestic season. In 2018/19 Rangers won all 3 of these matches without the need of conceding a objective. The final of these matches was at the Ibrox in February exactly where the hosts ran out four- victors courtesy of 3 penalties.
The 2009/10 Scottish League Cup saw Rangers lift the trophy following they beat the Saints 1- in the final.
You can not say it really is been a pretty fascinating time for St Mirren fans however this season. Following 5 1- benefits in a row they may well be acquiring slightly bored. Even so, with Rangers going to there is positive to be a lot of targets to view.
The Buddies will be hoping the appointment of Jim Goodwin can bring an improvement on final season, exactly where they escaped relegation by means of a playoff with Dundee United on penalties. Their opponents failed to score after in the shootout.
At the other finish of the table, Rangers appear to be closing the gap on bitter rivals Celtic season by season and with the two sides from Glasgow the only two with maximum points this term it appears to be one more two horse race in Scotland.
A convincing six-1 thrashing of Aberdeen wasn’t adequate for Gerrard, who believed they should’ve scored a lot more, displaying the present wish of this Rangers side.
|St Mirren 1- Aberdeen (11/eight)||Legia Warsaw – Rangers (22/eight)|
|Hibernian 1- St Mirren (three/eight)||East Fife -three Rangers (18/eight)|
|Albion Rovers -1 St Mirren (23/7)||Rangers three-1 FC Midtjylland (15/eight)|
|East Kilbride 1- St Mirren (17/7)||Rangers six-1 Hibernian (11/eight)|
|St Mirren 1- Edinburgh City (14/7)||FC Midtjylland two-four Rangers (eight/eight)|
St Mirren will be pleased with their win against Hibernian final weekend. Even so, their lack of attacking threat will trip them up quickly and against an in type Rangers they may well struggle up top rated.
Steven Gerrard is carrying out a good job so far, with Rangers progressing in the Scottish Cup, matching Celtic blow for blow in the Scottish Premiership, and obtaining 1 foot in the Europa League group stages. His side must be also robust for their opponents come Sunday.
Prediction: St Mirren -three Rangers