BBC Scotland pundit predicts Rangers clash against St. Johnstone
BBC Scotland Steven Thompson “expects” Rangers to win against St. Johnstone on Tuesday night and close the gap to Scottish Premiership leaders to six points.
The Gers take on the Perth side 24 hours before Celtic host Dundee at Celtic Park and could put some pressure on Brendan Rodgers’ side in the race for the title.
Rangers cruised past Hearts 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday in one of their best performances of the season and Thompson thinks Graeme Murty’s side will carry that on at McDiarmid Park.
“Rangers are in great form and I’d expect them to win the match but St. Johnstone won the last time the teams met at Ibrox in December,” Thomspon said during BBC Scotland’s Facebook Live broadcast.
“I expect Rangers with the run they are on – and now that they’ve got this three-point advantage over Aberdeen in second spot Rangers should be thinking they can win every game – to go and win this game 3-1.”
Murty’s side have won seven of their eight games since the winter break and look a much-improved side following an influx of talent in the January transfer window.
Goals from Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin secured the three points against Hearts as the Gers kept the Jambos pinned in their own half of the pitch for long spells of the game.
With ten games left in the Scottish Premiership campaign – with two of them against Celtic – Murty’s side could still sneak a shock title win and complete their return to the summit of Scottish football following their financial meltdown of 2012.
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