The season is over for most of the teams – many of whom have not much left to play for – whilst others are scrapping for important points. Here are our top St Johnstone v Motherwell betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
St Johnstone started the season with hopes of putting pressure on the European places,but competition continues to grow in the Premiership and the likes of Hearts, Hibs and Killie coming onto form means the top-six is looking extremely crowded. The Saints, as a result, failed to make the best half-dozen and can be found down in seventh with not a lot left to play for in the final fortnight of the campaign. They will have one eye on the summer break but many in the dressing room know they are also playing for their futures.
The hosts have suffered just one defeat in their last five, that run made up of two wins and a couple of draws. They have finished level in each of their last two, which supports the theory they have their beach clothes packed and are halfway out the McDiarmid Park door. A level finish with St Mirren was a bit of a disappointment, and that was followed by another 1-1 when being held by Livingston at this venue last time. O’Halloran scored early but that lead was cancelled out by a Halkett equaliser on 84 minutes. Another draw is 23/10 with William Hill, the home win 6/4 (Bet365).
Well in the Mix
The Saints were joined by Motherwell in the bottom-half, another side we expected better from, but the race is on to finish best of the rest and Motherwell could leapfrog their opponents in the pecking order with an away win. Well start the game just a point off their rivals and unbeaten in three, that run consisting of draw-win-draw. Finishing seventh would help take some of the sting off the bottom-six, and that should be enough to ensure we’re treated to a decent game here.
The Steelmen were last seen finishing 1-1 with St Mirren at Fir Park and that’s a result that surprised us. The Paisley club have been woeful this term and we’re always a little shocked to seem take points off any club at this level. Turnbull scored on 74 minutes to give Motherwell a lead but Magennis struck deep into stoppage-time to deny them the win. A bitter pill to swallow, Stephen Robinson acknowledged his boys dominated the match. The away win is 2/1 – top price at Unibet – and that looks bigger than it should be. Follow the form and back a draw.