Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Motherwell are at the Fir Park for a match against St Johnstone this weekend. Motherwell have been quite disappointing in recent weeks and they have failed to mount a push for the top six places. Even though it is still mathematically possible for Motherwell to leapfrog Hibernian (five points ahead) or St Johnstone (one point), the likelihood of a top-six finish in the first phase looks unlikely for Motherwell. St Johnstone will look to hold out Motherwell, who are one point behind in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Motherwell failed to build on the win over Hamilton after losing 2-0 against Hibernian just before the international break. This was the second defeat for Motherwell in the last four games.
St Johnstone ended a sequence of nine winless matches with a 1-0 success over St Mirren at home. The last victory for St Johnstone was against Livingston towards the end of January.
Motherwell were able to pick up a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone in the last meeting between the two teams. The last game between these two clubs at the Fir Park ended up going the way of St Johnstone with a 1-0 score. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Motherwell.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Motherwell win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Motherwell have been quite disappointing in recent weeks but an even bigger disappointment would be the form of St Johnstone. If not for a missed penalty from St Mirren, St Johnstone would be winless in 10 games across all competitions. Motherwell have home advantage coming into the game and they were able to get a comfortable 3-0 success over Hamilton in the last match at Fir Park. Our preview would go with a win for Motherwell.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Motherwell win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Motherwell vs St Johnstone draw odds: 3.25
St Johnstone win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Motherwell have a decent home record with four consecutive wins. Kilmarnock are the last team to get a league victory at Fir Park. Interestingly, Motherwell have conceded just one goal at home in 2019 whereas St Johnstone have been unable to score in four out of the last six away matches. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Motherwell.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Motherwell 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Steve Robinson has seen his Motherwell team remain in contention for the top six places largely down to home form, where they have been quite prudent in recent weeks. St Johnstone have struggled with away form through 2019 and it is difficult to see Tommy Wright’s men scoring goals in this match. In the event of just the home team scoring the goals, this match should witness under 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[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
David Turnbull has been a crucial player for Motherwell when it comes to games at Fir Park, as he has been able to score a remarkable four goals – out of the five in 2019 – in home matches. The midfielder may not have the experience, but the 19-year-old has been a revelation of late. Our first goalscorer prediction would back David Turnbull.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]David Turnbull at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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