Morton v St Johnstone betting preview
Date: 27th October 2015
Saint Johnstone have a very strong record in cup competition against lower league opposition. In the Scottish League Cup they have lost just twice in ninety minutes in sixteen games.
One of those defeats came last year against Rangers, a defeat they resoundingly made up for this time around. The other was in 2004 to Alloa but The Perth Saints are potentially as strong this year as they have ever been.
Michael O’ Halloran is turning as many heads right now as he is defenders inside out. He is the perfect foil for Steven MacLean who remains the joint top scorer in the Scottish Premiership.
With Graeme Cummins chipping in with his fair share of goals the Saint Johnstone attack can worry anybody on it’s day.
The Ton have been performing well this season sitting in 6th place in The Scottish Championship. While that is good they are still firmly rooted in the second echelon of Championship sides.
They have had issues scoring goals with just ten for in their twelve league games. With defender Thomas O’ Ware joint top scorer with two goals it looks unlikely that they will trouble the Saints too much.
When Rangers visited Cappielow in September they were soundly trounced by a 0-4 scoreline. That’s just another reason to think that Saint Johnstone can win this tie by at least a couple of goals.
Morton v Saint Johnstone Betting Preview Betting Odds
The away side are priced at a best 1.62(8/13) for this game and it wouldn’t surprise me if that dropped a little further.
For most bettors that would be a little short to invest but you can back them -1 Asian Handicap at 2.05(21/20) with 888Sport.
I consider that to be a very fair price and given my conviction that Saint Johnstone should win the game it is worth trying to eek out the extra returns with the handicap.
Mind that -1 Asian Handicap gives stake back insurance should they win the game by the odd goal.
You could go all out and back -1 at a price of 2.6(8/5) also with 888Sport but I see no sense in being too greedy for this Morton v Saint Johnstone betting preview today.
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Saint Johnstone -1 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 with 888Sport