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For today’s Bet of the Day, we spotlight the Premiership clash at The SMISA Stadium, where St. Mirren will host Rangers in the 34th round of the Premiership Championship Group. The encounter is set to unfold on the 28th of April, 2024. St. Mirren, currently sitting 5th in the standings with 43 points, will look to solidify their respectable position in the top half of the table. Rangers, in contrast, are positioned 2nd with 75 points, aiming to maintain their pursuit of the summit. Both sides have their own incentives to claim victory; St. Mirren could potentially edge closer to the top four, while Rangers, with their eyes on the title, know that three points here are vital to keep the pressure on the leaders.

St. Mirren – Form

St. Mirren’s recent form has been a cause for concern, with only one point secured from the last three fixtures. On April 13th, they faced a tough away challenge against Celtic in the Premiership, succumbing to a loss as anticipated by bookmakers. Prior to that, they were unable to capitalize on home advantage against Hearts, falling short in an upset contrary to expectations. Their match against Motherwell ended in a stalemate, though it was an away game where the draw surpassed bookmaker predictions. This string of results, especially at home, will surely weigh on their minds as they prepare for their upcoming encounter.

Rangers – Form

Rangers’ recent form on the road has been a cause for concern, with their last three away fixtures yielding less than favorable results. On April 17th, they were held to a goalless draw by Dundee FC in the Premiership, a result that fell below the bookmakers’ expectations. This followed a surprising defeat to Ross County on April 14th, where they succumbed to a 2-1 loss, again not meeting the predicted outcomes. Earlier, a 1-1 draw with Celtic showcased their resilience, but still indicated a struggle to secure wins away from home. Notably, all three results were below what bookmakers had anticipated.

St. Mirren – Rangers – Head to Head

The last encounter between St. Mirren and Rangers took place on the 27th of January, 2024, with the match concluding in a narrow 1-0 victory for Rangers in the Premiership. Over their last 10 matchups, St. Mirren has struggled to find a win, securing 0 victories, while Rangers have dominated with 9 wins, and only one game has ended in a draw, highlighting Rangers’ clear superiority in these head-to-head clashes.

In the last five head-to-head matches, an average of 3.4 goals were scored per game, with both teams finding the net in just one of those encounters. Notably, St. Mirren has had a tough time in recent history, conceding in their last 33 matches against Rangers and failing to secure a victory in 37 of their last 39 encounters. Moreover, the Saints have lost 17 of their last 19 matches against the Glasgow side, often with a margin that saw them score less than 1.5 goals.

St. Mirren – Rangers – Standings

As we approach Round 34 in the Premiership Championship Group, St. Mirren sits at 5th place with 43 points from 33 matches, a respectable tally that aligns with their pre-season expectations of having a normal chance to break into the top 6. They have found the net 38 times while conceding 43 goals, indicating a need for defensive tightening. Rangers, on the other hand, are in a more commanding position at 2nd in the standings, amassing 75 points from the same number of games. Their goal difference is particularly impressive, with 72 scored and only 23 conceded, reflecting their status as a gold medal contender. The gap between the teams is substantial, with Rangers leading by 32 points, a testament to their strong performance relative to the season’s expectations. As they visit The SMISA Stadium, Rangers will look to maintain their form against a St. Mirren side that is performing in line with their mid-table aspirations.

St. Mirren vs Rangers – Top scorers

As the home side prepares to take the pitch, all eyes will be on their attacking prowess, spearheaded by their leading goal-scorer Mikael Mandron. The forward has found the back of the net 7 times this season, making him a critical threat in the final third. Not far behind, Toyosi Olusanya has also made his mark with 5 goals, while both Mark O’Hara and Greg Kiltie have contributed significantly from their respective positions, each with 4 goals. Alex Greive, though less prolific, has managed to add 2 goals to the team’s tally.

On the other side, the away team boasts an impressive array of goal-scoring talent. Defender James Tavernier stands out with an astonishing 17 goals from the backline, a testament to his offensive capabilities. Cyriel Dessers has also been in fine form, netting 13 times, followed closely by Abdallah Sima with 11 goals. Rabbi Matondo and Todd Cantwell have each chipped in with 5 goals, rounding off a formidable attacking unit that will surely pose a significant challenge to the home team’s defense.

St. Mirren vs Rangers – Full-Time Betting

With bookmakers heavily favoring an away win at odds of 1.36, Rangers look set to continue their dominance over St. Mirren, who are faced with long odds of 8.00 for a home win and 5.00 for a draw. Rangers’ superior form and strong head-to-head record, coupled with St. Mirren’s recent string of losses and inability to secure a win in their last four matches, suggest that the visitors are the likely victors. The lack of injuries and suspensions could further tilt the balance in Rangers’ favor.

For those seeking alternative betting markets, the “halftime-fulltime” option offers intriguing odds, with Rangers to lead at halftime and win at fulltime priced at 1.833. Meanwhile, the “draw-no-bet” market provides a safety net for Rangers backers at 1.125, and the “double-chance” market could attract cautious bettors with Rangers to win or draw at 1.167, reflecting a less risky approach while still acknowledging the away team’s expected superiority.

St. Mirren vs Rangers – Over/Under Betting

In the Over/Under betting market for the upcoming Premiership clash between St. Mirren and Rangers, the odds are suggesting a moderate scoring affair with “Over 2.5” goals at 1.615 and “Under 2.5” at 2.30. Historical head-to-head data reveals a trend of lower-scoring games, with 8 of the last 10 meetings at St. Mirren’s home ground featuring fewer than 3.5 goals. St. Mirren’s recent form has seen them struggle to find the back of the net, especially against Rangers, while the visitors have been involved in games with fewer goals than expected in their last three Premiership outings. Considering both teams’ recent performances and past encounters, the “Under 2.5” at 2.30 presents an interesting option for bettors, albeit with Rangers’ potent attack, goals could be on the cards, making the “Over 2.5” odds equally tempting.

St. Mirren vs Rangers – BTTS Betting

The BTTS market for St. Mirren versus Rangers is finely balanced with odds at 1.909 for both “BTTS: Yes” and “BTTS: No.” Historically, Rangers have dominated the fixture, with St. Mirren failing to score in 7 of their last 9 encounters. Recent form suggests a tight affair; St. Mirren’s last 5 Premiership matches saw them score and concede with regularity, while Rangers’ defensive solidity, conceding only 23 goals in 33 matches, points towards a potential “BTTS: No” outcome. However, given Rangers’ goal-scoring prowess with 72 goals in the league, the likelihood of “BTTS: Yes” cannot be dismissed outright.

St. Mirren vs Rangers – Prediction