Saint Johnstone v Partick Thistle betting preview
Location:Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 17th October 2015.
The Perth Saints have been turning some heads of late. In their last 5 matches they have won 1-3 at Rangers, 4-1 at home to Hamilton Accies and 1-5 away to Aberdeen.
Throw in a 2-1 home win at home to Dundee Utd despite being down to 10 men after 23 minutes and you must begin to wonder how they sit 7th in the table overall.
That is down to a poor start with just 2 points picked up in their first four matches. But one thing they have never struggled for is goals in their games.
Both teams have scored in every single game Saint Johnstone have played this season. They are top of the goals league with a goals per game average of 3.8 ahead of Celtic and Dundee. Up top they have the leagues joint top scorer in Steven MacLean with 8 goals to his name.
So despite Thistle being a little goal shy this game still looks to have goals falling out of it’s pockets.
At the same time Saint Johnstone’s home form is exceptional with just 2 defeats in their last 19 league games. One of those came against Celtic which is no disgrace but against The Jags they are unbeaten at home in 9 attempts.
Given the form of the home side here you have to figure for this Saint Johnstone v Partick Thistle betting preview that a home win looks highly likely and with goals to boot.
Saint Johnstone v Partick Thistle Betting Preview Betting Odds
It was very surprising to note that both the home win and +2.5 match goals prices were odds against. A Saint Johnstone win is best priced at 2.1(11/10) with William Hill while +2.5 goals is best priced at 2.12(28/25) with 888Sport.
This presented something of a quandary in which bet to side with. The goals bet offers insurance of 2-2+ draw and a win for Thistle of any score from 1-2 up. The home win offers insurance for a 1-0 and 2-0 wins for The Saints.
We know though that Saints can score and concede in equal measure so the only scoreline we fear is a 1-1 or a 0-0 stalemate (I will actually eat something disgusting live if that happens).
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Saint Johnstone WIN & +2.5 Match goals @ 3.5 with Betfair