Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

St Johnstone vs Ayr United betting tips: Scottish League Cup group stage preview, predictions and odds

Recommended bets

Under 2.5 goals is 1/1.

St Johnstone to win and both teams to score NO is 10/3.

Tip of the day

St Johnstone to win 2-0 against Ayr United- 15/2!

St Johnstone are unbeaten in ten meetings with Ayr United, a sequence that dates back ten years.


At 15/2, a £10 bet would return £85!

St Johnstone vs Ayr United

July 23, 2022

3:00 pm BST

Match preview

Will St Johnstone give themselves half a chance of getting through to the knockout stages?

Callum Davidson’s side won both cup competitions in 2021, including this trophy for the very first time 17 months ago.

However, this time round, the Saints are on the brink of falling at the first hurdle.

On Tuesday night, they beat Elgin City at Borough Briggs; Adam Montgomery, Melker Hallberg, Stevie May and Cameron Ballantyne scoring.

The problem is that this is St Johnstone’s first win of the group, meaning they have just five points on the board.

In order to have any chance of getting through, they must win this one, pip Queen of the South to second, and then hope eight points is enough.

Thus, the Saints not only need all three points, they require a healthy margin of victory.

Ayr United meanwhile are almost certainly out following a penalty shootout defeat to Annan on Tuesday.

This leaves the Honest Men on just four points, but they’ll be targeting a Premiership scalp.

Will the 2021 winners crash out in the group stages at McDiarmid Park?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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