Rangers v St Johnstone: Kick-off time, is Scottish Cup quarter final on TV, stream details, odds, form guide

Same teams, different competition – and a different venue. St Johnstone head to Ibrox for Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter final against Rangers just four days since hosting Steven Gerrard’s side in Perth.

St Johnstone's Liam Craig (left) and Cedric Itten in action during a Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Rangers at McDiarmid Park, on April 21, 2021, in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
St Johnstone's Liam Craig (left) and Cedric Itten in action during a Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Rangers at McDiarmid Park, on April 21, 2021, in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

The sides shared a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night after Scott Wright opened the scoring and Liam Craig levelled deep inside injury time with a penalty kick.

Sunday could be more of the same – but after Steven Gerrard made seven changes for the league encounter there’s every chance a new-look line-up will start.

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Here’s all you need to know ahead of the quarter final.

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Match details

Who: Rangers v St Johnstone

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What: Scottish Cup

Where: Ibrox Stadium

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Rangers' Ianis Hagi (L) is tackled by St Johnstone's Murray Davidson during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium, on February 03, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

When: 6.30pm, Sunday, April 25, 2021

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How to watch

The match is being shown live on Premier Sports channel – available on Sky TV channel – or in an online stream via the Premier Sports player.

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Highlights will also be available from BBC on the iPlayer and Sportscene at 10.30pm on BBC One on Sunday night.

Rangers' Glen Kamara (right) celebrates making it 2-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Rangers at McDiarmid Park, on December 23, 2020, in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
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Form

St Johnstone: DWLWWWDWWL (6th)

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Rangers: DWWWDLDWWW (1st)

St Johnstone scored only their ninth home goal of the season when Liam Craig netted against Rangers on Wednesday evening – the Glasgow side’s 12th concession of the league campaign.

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Rangers' Joe Aribo heads home to make it 3-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox, on August 12, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Wallace - Shutterstock / Pool via SNS Group)

The draw also ensured the Saints would not suffer a clean sweep from the champions, who had won all previous meetings this season, keeping clean sheets until the 93rd minute spot-kick.

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Team news

Steven Gerrard made seven changes midweek and could make just as many again for the Scottish Cup which is now his priority for the remainder of the campaign.

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James Tavernier returned to the starting line-up in Perth and is likely to feature again having avoided injury on his return. Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey featured off the bench but are now banned after their appeal against a six-match suspension was dismissed and the punishments kicked in. The same applies to midfielder Bongani Zungu.

For the hosts, Murray Davidson remains out after limping off against Rangers back in February.

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Previous Meetings

It’s easy to remember as the sides met just four days ago in a 1-1 draw but Rangers have also defeated the Perth Saints 3-0 in two meetings this season – with Joe Aribo impressive in both encounters.

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Ianis Hagi has scored in two games against the Perth Saints too – hitting the winner in a 1-0 win at Ibrox in February as well as the third in the last league match before Christmas.

Highlights

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Rangers 3 St Johnstone 0 – August 12, 2020 CLICK HERE

St Johnstone 0 Rangers 3 – December 23, 2020 CLICK HERE

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Rangers 1 St Johnstone 0 – February 3, 2021 CLICK HERE

St Johnstone 1 Rangers 1 – April 21, 2021 CLICK HERE

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Bookmakers’ odds

Rangers 4/11 (betway) Draw 4/1 (bet365) St Johnstone 8/1 (Boylesports)

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To qualify: Rangers 1/7 (bet365) St Johnstone 9/2 (skybet)

Correct score: 1-1 Draw 9/1 (Bet365) 2-0 Rangers 11/2 (Boylesports) 3-0 Rangers 15/2 (Paddypower, betway, Boylesports) 2-1 St Johnstone 28/1 (skybet)

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