By Maryam Naz
1st November 2018
Stuttering Rangers have a chance to get things back on track against slumping St Mirren but, even amid the hosts’ struggles, Paisley hasn’t been an overly-friendly place for the Old Firm of late.
St Mirren vs Rangers: Odds and Predictions
After making a winning start on their return to the Scottish Premiership, Oran Kearney’s men have lost 10 of their subsequent 11 outings across all competitions and they’re trading at 9/1 to win on home turf.
The Gers are in the midst of their second three-match winless run under greenhorn gaffer Steven Gerrard but remain projected at just 2/7 to win at a ground where, somewhat absurdly, Celtic are the only one of the last five visitors not to leave with three points.
The draw the Bhoys slipped to is picked up at odds of 9/2 for the visit of the Ibrox outfit, who, given their form outside Glasgow, can in no way be trusted to kick their recent insipidness to the curb.
Our St Mirren vs Rangers predictions and betting tips are all about finding value methods of opposing the away side in the betting for the fixture, amid the suspicion that their Europa League odyssey is wearing them out.
St Mirren vs Rangers head-to-head (most recent first): Rangers 2-0 St Mirren, St Mirren 2-2 Rangers, Rangers 1-0 St Mirren, Rangers 4-0 St Mirren, St Mirren 0-1 Rangers, Rangers 3-1 St Mirren.
St Mirren vs Rangers predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Correct score/scorer prediction: No Scorers, odds @ 11/1
A single point more than dead-last Dundee FC is keeping the Buddies off the bottom of the Premiership and that distinction definitively owes more to their home form then their road efforts.
Just eight of the 23 strikes conceded by the Paisley club in the league this term have come in front of their own partisans and our St Mirren vs Rangers predictions are backing them to keep things respectable at the very least.
Celtic were shut out in a Simple Digital Arena rearguard effort (admittedly one that benefited from Olivier Ntcham’s 37th-minute red card) back in mid-September and the Saints are once again fancied to blank Old Firm visitors that have bagged once in their last three games.
Gerrard has tasted victory in just three of his 12 matches away from Ibrox in his short tenure to date and given Rangers’ recent struggles to score against sides content to sit in and soak up the pressure, the no goalscorers wager is our take on the correct score pick for this fixture.
Remember, no scorers may be shorter than the 14/1 tip about a 0-0, but it still cops in the event of own goals, or those scored by keepers.
Backing the hosts with a two-goal head start would’ve clicked in nine of the Old Firm club’s 11 road games this term and with the visitors newly benign in attack and facing an important Europa League trip to Spartak Moscow in midweek, it’s unlike Gerr’s Gers will shake off the shackles here.
The Saints-plus-two is also a betting pick that rewarded those who went with it in three of the Buddies’ last four home games.
Goals x corners prediction: Under 2.5 goals and over 12 corners, odds @ 24/5
The last of our St Mirren vs Rangers predictions envisages an out-of-tune visiting attack trying, again and again, to break down the opposition with limited ambition and previous for experiencing a sudden surge in resolve when the big boys come to town.
The Gers average 12 corners for and five against per game in the league this season and should contribute the lion’s share here as the Buddies batten down the hatches.
St Mirren vs Rangers stats: Opta
- The Saints have lost 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions.
- All four of St Mirren’s points this term have come at home.
- Rangers have failed to score in three of their past five matches away from Ibrox.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.