Friday, 21 December 2018

Tommy Wright will be deeply worried by these Rangers numbers

History favours Rangers for Steven Gerrard’s men’s trip to Perth on Sunday, with very few omens in favour of the home side, but Rangers will be aware only too well that Motherwell loss aside, the Saints haven’t lost in the SPL since Celtic destroyed them in early October.

While the hosts are bang in form, history favours the visitors; of the last 15 matches between these two teams, St Johnstone have only won one of them, and it’s eight years since Rangers actually lost at this venue.

Furthermore, it’s now five unbeaten in a row on their travels for Rangers, whose form under Steven Gerrard on the road has taken a solid improvement after the extremely poor first portion of the season under the new manager.

However, in some better news for Tommy Wright, they haven’t lost twice in a row at home in the SPL since the very start of 2018, and having lost to Motherwell there, they’ll be keen for that not to happen again.

History does lean towards Rangers, but as one comment on the site accurately suggested – all teams raise their game when they face us, and Gerrard’s men will be on their guard against that, plus the potential loss of three key men for this one will certainly weaken the visitors should that deficit materialise on Sunday.

We shall wait and see!

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