Interesting stats bode well for Rangers ahead of pivotal Sunday fixture
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Stats: Recent record against the Saints should give Gers confidence

Ahead of Rangers’ trip to St Johnstone on Sunday, we take a look at some stats relating to the teams.

In the last 16 head-to-head league fixtures, stretching back to 2009, the Gers have an excellent record. They have won eleven, drawn two and lost three. 

Furthermore, while the most recent of those defeats came this time last year, St Johnstone haven’t beaten Rangers at home in the league since 2010.

Niko Kranjcar featured for Rangers in a 3-1 defeat against this opposition last December. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Of course, Gerrard’s men hammered tomorrow’s hosts 5-1 at Ibrox earlier in the season. What’s more, the Gers emerged 4-1 winners on their last trip to McDiarmid Park back in February.

The two sides also have vastly different goalscoring records this season. Despite recent struggles, Rangers have amassed 39 so far, which is almost double Saints’ total of 21.

Rangers’ most productive outing in terms of goals was a 7-1 mauling of Motherwell in November. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ibrox men have a considerably better defensive record too. They have conceded just 14 in the league, compared to 21 by the men from Perth.

Tommy Wright’s side have won more away games than anyone else in the SPL (5). Yet, they are less successful at home – recording only three victories.

All of these stats bode well for a Rangers side looking to regain its swagger.

Of course, it comes down to individual and collective performances on the day. But, in St Johnstone, they certainly aren’t facing a bogey team.

Despite an injury cloud hanging over several players, the Gers should be confident of picking up all three points.

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