Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
St Johnstone look to retain the top spot in the relegation group when they take on Dundee at the McDiarmid Park this weekend. St Johnstone hold a slender one-point advantage over the second-place, which is occupied by Motherwell, but there is also a large amount of threat from Livingston in the third spot. Meanwhile, Dundee are an incredible seven points away from relegation with only five games left. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
St Johnstone’s horrendous away record continued with the team losing 2-0 against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. This happens to be the third consecutive away defeat for St Johnstone, who are almost entirely dependent on home form in order to retain the top spot.
Dundee have lost seven successive matches in the SPL after a 2-0 defeat against Aberdeen at home. Even when faced with the significant threat of relegation, the away victory over Livingston is the only success for Dundee since February.
Dundee have lost 2-0 against St Johnstone in both encounters against Tommy Wright’s men this season. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a victory for St Johnstone.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]St Johnstone win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Dundee step into the match with a horrendous record that is almost sure to get them relegated to the second tier. The seventh successive defeat for the team against Aberdeen marks their worst run this season. St Johnstone are not experiencing a substantial advantage over Dundee in terms of overall form, but Tommy Wright has seen his team pick up back-to-back victories at McDiarmid Park. The home games will remain crucial for St Johnstone in the efforts to stay top of the relegation group. After having achieved a comfortable success over Dundee in both games this season, St Johnstone will be looking for a clean sweep and our preview expects the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]St Johnstone win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
St Johnstone vs Dundee draw odds: 3.50
Dundee win odds: 4.20
Correct Score odds
Both games between St Johnstone and Dundee this season have completed with a 2-0 score. The upcoming meeting should not be any different with Dundee showing very poor form of late. It is remarkable that a team struggling against relegation has come up with a return of just one goal in the last six matches. Meanwhile, Dundee have conceded 12 at the other end. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-0 win for St Johnstone.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]St Johnstone 2-0 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There is unlikely to be any contribution from strugglers Dundee in this match. St Johnstone have not been able to make much of an impact going forward, but home games are a different matter indeed. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals, as the home team are expected to be the only contributor.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Chris Kane came up with an own goal during the recent match against Kilmarnock, but he has contributed just two goals for St Johnstone this season. Incidentally, both goals have been at McDiarmid Park. Since St Mirren are one of the weakest teams at the back, Kane should receive many opportunities. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Chris Kane.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Chris Kane at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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