St Johnstone v Falkirk Betting Preview
Betfred Scottish League Cup
Location: Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 23rd July 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
A win for St Johnstone should set them up to top their League Cup group.
With Brechin City and Stirling Albion left to play they may be one of the few teams to earn maximum points in their League Cup group campaign. Falkirk don’t have that luxury having been party to the biggest shock in the first round of matches.
A 1-0 defeat to Stirling Albion has left The Bairns chasing their tails. Consequently they may need to earn a point here to have any chance of making it through to the next round. Six points will leave them dangling on the edge of qualification as one of the best runners up. Furthermore, that’s if they even finish as runners up. A defeat to St Johnstone could see them in fourth place by the next time they play.
St Johnstone will be a really tough ask too with Tommy Wright the happiest of all the Premiership managers after group match one. A 1-3 win away to Elgin City has set them up nicely to cruise through to the second round.
The Saints looked sharp in their first game with goals coming from all three of their most attacking threats. MacLean, Cummins and Swanson all impressed while getting on the scoresheet. The craft of Blair Alston, formerly of Falkirk, has also been added to the mix. Paul Paton is another who is likely to add something to their midfield. He may well be in line for his first start on Saturday afternoon.
But Falkirk shouldn’t be discounted after bouncing back with a fine 3-0 win against Elgin City. Although they struggled for the most part against Premiership sides last season they may be an even stronger unit than they were. And that’s despite losing Blair Alston to St Johnstone.
It all makes for an intriguing tie with plenty at stake.
St Johnstone v Falkirk Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Goals backers can consider +2.5 goals at 1.73 (8/11) across the board. Consequently under 2.5 goals is available at 2.24 (31/25) with Marathon Bet.
St Johnstone v Falkirk Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
St Johnstone WIN @ 1.87 with Marathon Bet