The Tony Macaroni Arena prepares to host a match between Livingston and St Johnstone in the midweek action. Livingston hope to take the third spot back from Celtic with the defending champions just one point away. St Johnstone, meanwhile, have an opportunity to move level on points with Hibernian, although Tommy Wright’s team will not jump into the top six barring an unlikely set of results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Livingston were able to claim a handsome 4-0 victory over Dundee at home in the last league match. This stretched Livingston’s unbeaten run in the SPL to eight matches. The club also occupies the fourth place in the table against all the odds.
St Johnstone managed back-to-back league victories after beating St Mirren 2-0 at home. This result could have been much bigger had it not been for the numerous missed opportunities for Tommy Wright’s men.
This will be the first game between St Johnstone and Livingston since 2013. Back then, St Johnstone picked up a 2-0 victory over Livingston in the Scottish Cup. Saints’ last away game against Livingston was in 2009 with the home team managing a 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Livingston.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Livingston win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
St Johnstone are at a price of 3.25 to win the match. Yet, we would not pick the option. Livingston’s Tony Macaroni Arena has been a tough place for the opposition with its artificial pitch proving decisive. Yet, Livingston players have been used to the pitch and the different way in which the ball travels. This has had a significant impact in most of the games. St Johnstone may have picked up back-to-back wins but they have not been decisive in front of goal. Our preview would choose a win for Livingston.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Livingston win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Livingston vs St Johnstone draw odds: 3.25
St Johnstone win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Livingston have scored eight of their 12 league goals at home. Meanwhile, St Johnstone have had an even share of goals in home and away games. However, they are up against a Livingston outfit that has kept three consecutive clean sheets at home – including in a game against Rangers. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Livingston 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Livingston 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
St Johnstone may have scored in the last five away games in all competitions but they are likely to become the latest team to struggle at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Apart from the big win over Dundee, Livingston have not been able to get big home wins. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dolly Menga scored the winner in the recent match against Rangers at the Tony Macaroni Arena. This happens to be his only goal for Livingston since making the switch from Blackpool in the summer. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would back Dolly Menga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dolly Menga at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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