Partick Thistle v St Johnstone Betting Preview
Date: 19th February 2016
The battle to avoid the relegation playoff and/or get into the top six remains tighter than many could have imagined.
St Johnstone are back in the top six but only seven points separate them from Thistle in tenth and The Jags have two games in hand. That is nothing compared to the four games in hand they have on Kilmarnock in eleventh and Hamilton and Motherwell in the two places directly above them.
Were Partick Thistle to win this first game in hand they will jump immediately to eighth place. Win all their games in hand and they could find themselves as high as fourth. Winning all four looks unlikely for a side who have won just two in seven, but some points are likely considering they have lost just four in their last fifteen.
The Perth Saints won for the first time in ten at the weekend and in the process rediscovered their knack for winning games by coming from behind. The three points kept them in touch with Ross County in fourth and merely a draw in either of their two games in hand would see them overtake the Staggies.
Beating Thistle on their home patch won’t be easy and both teams will have to contend with a very heavy pitch, if the game even goes ahead. With it being almost three weeks since Thistle have exerted themselves in a competitive fixture they could end up with fresher legs on the muddy surface.
It will be interesting to see if either of Partick Thistle’s new signings, Nesbitt and German, get a look in while St Johnstone have a couple of interesting looking trialists of their own.
Partick Thistle v St Johnstone Betting Preview Betting Odds
Thistle are favourites at a best 2.38 (11/8) with Skybet, Coral and McBookie but that seems a little short. St Johnstone could hold a modicum of value at 3.25 (9/4) with bet365 but draw finders might see success in the price of 3.52 (53/21) with Marathon Bet.
Taking the pitch into consideration this could be a low scoring affair and under 2.5 total goals can be considered at 1.8 (4/5) with Boylesports and Coral. Overs backers can get 2.15 (23/20) with McBookie while Both Teams To Score is best priced at 1.9 (9/10) with McBookie.
Partick Thistle v St Johnstone Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.52 with Marathon Bet