RANGERS Scottish Premiership post-split fixtures have been announced today with the Gers finishing the season away to St Johnstone.
The first match of the split had already been confirmed with the Light Blues welcoming Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic to Ibrox on April 29th with a 12pm kick off. The Gers have faced Celtic three times on league duty this year, losing at Celtic Park in September and Ibrox in December, before Clint Hill scored a late equaliser away in the last game in March.
The Light Blues will then visit Partick Thistle on Sunday May 7th at 12:15, before hosting Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday May 13th at 12:15 and Aberdeen on Wednesday May 17th at 19:45.
The final league fixture of the season will see Pedro Caixinha’s men head to Perth to face St Johnstone on Sunday May 21st at 12:30.
Alan Archibald’s Partick Thislte who are in sixth position and this season became the fifteenth team to finish in the top six of the Premiership since the split was introduced in season 2000/01.
The Jags sealed their place in the top half of the table with a game to spare this season when they defeated Motherwell 1-0 at Firhill recently. Rangers have defeated Thislte twice this season, 2-0 at Ibrox in October last year and 2-1 away in November, with the sides set to meet at Ibrox this weekend.
St Johnstone, who are in the top six for the sixth time, are currently in fourth position in the Premiership, six points behind Caixinha’s men. It’s been a mixed bag of results against Tommy Wright’s men this year, with two 1-1 draws and a 3-2 win at Ibrox at the start of March.
Hearts, under the guidance of new manager Ian Cathro are currently in fifth position in the league on 44 points, five off St Johnstone. From the three games against Hearts this season, the Light Blues have won once, at home in December, but lost at Tynecastle twice.
Despite Derek McInnes’ men currently being nine points ahead of Pedro Caixinha’s Gers side, it’s Rangers who have had the best of the results from when the sides have gone head to head this term. The won 3-0 and 2-1 in the last two games, after losing the opening fixture of the campaign 2-1 at Pittodrie.
Rangers v Celtic, Apr 29, 12:00 – Live on Sky Sports
Partick Thistle v Rangers, May 7, 12:15, Live on BT Sport
Rangers v Hearts, May 13, 12:15, Live on Sky Sports
Rangers v Aberdeen, May 17, 19:45
St Johnstone v Rangers, May 21, 12:30