St Johnstone v Motherwell Betting Preview
Location: Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 20th February 2016
Motherwell arrested their poor form midweek after Mark McGhee dreamed up a winning formula.
The St Johnstone manager, Tommy Wright, might be keen to discover what night cap he has been indulging in so great is his own need to arrest poor form. The Perth Saints were going backwards long before Michael O Halloran was linked with Rangers and failure to win on Saturday will see them hit double figures since their last win.
You get the feeling that they are just a bit of luck away from clicking back into the tremendous form that saw them pushing Hearts and Aberdeen at the top of the table. Graham Cummins’ injury hit them hard but even since he has returned they have still been misfiring.
Defensive issues have plagued them all season having conceded in all but two of their fifteen home games. They had been outscoring teams for the most part and until they start doing that again they won’t be winning many.
Motherwell’s first win in seven shot them up the table to eight place and another win will see them go level on points with the Saints in seventh place. With defensive issues of their own to ponder outscoring St Johnstone could be the best plan of attack to achieve that.
Goals have been a fairly regular occurrence when these sides meet with five of the last eight head-to-heads seeing three or more goals including the last three at McDiarmid Park. With Motherwell seeing +2.5 total goals in eight of their last twelve on the road that market is probably the place to find value.
St Johnstone v Motherwell Betting Preview Betting Odds
St Johnstone look far too short to consider on the WDW markets at a best 2.05 (21/20) with Stanjames. Motherwell are tempting at 3.94 (47/16) with Marathon Bet while the draw holds some appeal at 3.6 (13/5) with Skybet and McBookie.
Both teams to score has a real chance at a best 1.88 (22/25) with 888Sport and +2.5 goals equally so at 2.04 (26/25) with Marathon Bet.
St Johnstone v Motherwell betting preview free football tips and betting tips
+2.5 total goals @ 2.04 with Marathon Bet