After a mixed start to the season, Pedro Caixinha's men are third in the league, trailing six points behind joint-leaders Celtic and Aberdeen, but they will attempt to narrow the deficit in Perth.
The Gers have interestingly endured most difficulty at home and with three of their four wins to date coming away, they will be confident of collecting three points against the Saints.
|Game||St Johnstone vs Rangers|
|Date||Friday, October 13|
|Time||19:45 BST / 14:45 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 1, as well as being available to stream live online using the BT Sport app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport app|
In the US, the game will not be broadcast live on television but it will be available to stream online using Rangers TV.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||St Johnstone players|
|Defenders||Tanser, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Comrie, Foster, Gordon, Easton|
|Midfielders||Alston, Millar, Davidson, Wotherspoon, Paton, Scougall, Craig, Thomson|
|Forwards||MacLean, O'Halloran, Johnstone, McClean, Gilchrist, Cummins, Hendry|
Michael O'Halloran is on loan at St Johnstone from Rangers and thus cannt play against his parent club. Tommy Wright will also be without the services of defender Ricky Foster, who is suspended.
Potential starting XI: Mannus; Anderson, Shaughnessy, Comrie, Easton; Tanser, Paton, Davidson, Scougall; MacLean, Cummins.
|Goalkeepers||Foderingham, Alnwick, Kelly|
|Defenders||Tavernier, John, Cardoso, Wallace, D. Wilson, Hodson, Alves, Bates, A. Wilson, McCorie|
|Midfielders||Dalcio, Jack, Dorrans, Windass, Rossiter, Kranjcar, Holt, Pena, Nemane|
|Forwards||Miller, Herrera, Morelos, Candeias, Hardie|
Kenny Miller may come back into contention, but the former Scotland international faces stiff competition from Alfredo Morelos, who has scored six goals in eight league matches.
Potential starting XI: Foderingham; Tavernier, Cardoso, Alves, John; Candeias, Jack, Windass, Dorrans, Pena; Morelos.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Rangers are 6/10 favourites to win according to dabblebet, with St Johnstone priced at 17/4 to secure a home win. A draw is considered a 3/1 bet.
Rangers' meeting with Celtic at Ibrox before the international break showed that they remain some way behind their Glasgow rivals, but they rebounded from that disappointing 2-0 defeat by beating Hamilton Academical 4-1 in their subsequent fixture.
Caixinha has been subjected to plenty of criticism for his side's inconsistent start to the 2017-18 season - particularly their embarrassing exit from the Europa League qualifying rounds - but the Portuguese appears to be settling on his best team and they are gradually ironing out the proverbial kinks in their game.
Having already ceded ground to Celtic and Aberdeen, the Light Blues will be desperate to avoid further slipping behind in the race for the title because a loss in Perth could potentially see them drop as low as seventh, depending on results elsewhere.
Indeed, with a League Cup semi-final against Motherwell also on the horizon next week, Caixinha's men could do with gathering momentum to set their campaign off in the right direction.