Rangers welcome St Johnstone to Ibrox within the Scottish high flight on Saturday afternoon.
The Gers have begun the brand new marketing campaign with a pair of home victories and dramatically overhauled a 2-0 deficit in opposition to Union Saint-Gilloise on Tuesday night time, advancing to the ultimate spherical of Champions League qualifying.
St Johnstone had been within the midst of European qualification this time final season. Nonetheless, these finally unsuccessful continental commitments impinged on their league kind. But, regardless of dropping eight Premiership video games in a row on the finish of 2021, the Saints managed to keep away from relegation – simply.
Channel: BT Sport Rating (Studio Updates Solely)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)
The place are you able to watch Rangers vs St Johnstone Highlights?
Channel: BBC Sportscene
Stream: SPFL YouTube channel
H2H Outcomes (Final 5 Video games)
Rangers: 3 Wins
St Johnstone: 1 Win
Present Type (Final 5 Video games): (H3)
St Johnstone: LWWLW
Rangers workforce information
Giovanni van Bronckhorst was in a position to welcome Alfredo Morelos again into the fold final weekend, bringing the Colombian ahead on for a goalscoring return in opposition to Kilmarnock.
Fellow striker Kemar Roofe and defender Filip Helander are inching nearer to full health however stay sidelined alongside the long-term absentee Ianis Hagi.
Rangers Beginning 11: McLaughlin; Tavernier, Goldson, Sands, Yilmaz; Lundstram, Davis; Tillman, Lawrence, Wright; Morelos.
Bench: McGregor, Davies, Arfield, Jack, Kamara, Kent, Colak.
St Johnstone workforce information
Each full-backs Callum Sales space (Achilles) and Tony Gallacher (foot) are but to return from nasty accidents which they picked up on the back-end of final season.
Striker Chris Kane hasn’t appeared since January after damaging cartilage in his knee whereas David Wotherspoon has been out for even longer with a ruptured ACL, although is nearing a return scheduled for September.
St Johnstone Beginning 11: Matthews; Wright, Considine, McGowan, Mitchell, Montgomery; Carey, Hallberg, MacPherson, Murphy; Might.
Bench: Parish, Gordon, Mahon, Crawford, Ballantyne, O’Halloran, Bair.
With the go to of final season’s Eredivisie runners-up PSV Eindhoven on the horizon in midweek, Van Bronckhorst might not subject his strongest lineup.
Nonetheless, even a barely weakened Rangers aspect ought to have sufficient to beat St Johnstone – particularly if the Gers keep switched on at set items, the chief route of assault for the Saints.
Prediction: Rangers 2-0 St Johnstone