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St Johnstone vs Motherwell betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

St Johnstone vs Motherwell betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds
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Hendry, Callum
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Rooney, Shaun
Brown, James
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Woolery, Kaiyne
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Carroll, Jake
Woolery, Kaiyne
Davidson, Murray
Butterfield, Jacob
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Ciftci, Nadir
May, Stevie
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Van Veen, Kevin
Cleary, Dan
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Rooney, Shaun
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Hendry, Callum
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Davidson, Murray
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Van Veen, Kevin

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Motherwell are winless in three visits to Perth but did win when these two last met, a 2-0 victory at Fir Park in December.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/9.

Draw and under 2.5 goals is 5/2. 

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St Johnstone vs Motherwell betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

Motherwell’s Bevis Mugabi (centre) celebrates with his teammates after scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at Fir Park, Motherwell. Picture date: Sunday October 31, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/PA Images via Getty Images)

Can St Johnstone haul themselves out the relegation places?

Last time out, the Saint held Hibernian to a goalless draw at Easter Road; a decent point in isolation.

This means, since losing eight in a row either side of New Years’ Day, Callum Davidson’s men have taken ten points from nine games.

This isn’t a lot but it is enough to see St Johnstone occupy the relegation play-off spot, one point above bottom of the table Dundee.

The Saints are now eight points adrift guaranteed survival so ensuring the finish above Dundee, and get a shot in the play-off, is their best bet now.

Motherwell meanwhile are embroiled in an extremely tight tussle for a top six finish.

The Well are one of six teams on either 37 or 36 points, meaning just one point separates the sides from fourth all the way down to ninth.

Specifically, the Steelmen are eighth as they’ve now failed to win all ten Premiership games in 2022, drawing 1-1 with Dundee a fortnight ago.

Since then, Graham Alexander’s men have been knocked out the Scottish Cup in controversial circumstances.

Last Sunday, Bevis Mugabi was sent off with just 58 seconds on the clock as ten-man Motherwell were beaten 2-1 by Hibs in the quarter-final.

Back in the Premiership, will there be a winner at McDiarmid Park?

St Johnstone team news

St Johnstone vs Motherwell betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

A general view of the pitch before the Scottish Cup, Quarter Final at McDiarmid Park, Perth. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)

The hosts are still without numerous key players, namely Shaun Rooney, Callum Booth, Craig Bryson, David Wotherspoon and Chris Kane.

Good news is that first-choice goalkeeper Zander Clark is back and what a difference he could make.

At the other end of the park, Callum Hendry could continue to partner Glenn Middleton, chosen over Nadir Çiftçi.

Motherwell team news

Motherwell's Fir Park

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND – JULY 26: Rain Soaked Fir Park in Motherwell before the BETFRED Cup First Round Group F Match between Motherwell and East Stirlingshire at Fir Park on July 26, 2016 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

For Motherwell, Bevis Mugabi’s red card in the cup means he is suspended.

Nevertheless, Stephen O’Donnell will slot in at right-back with Sondre Solholm Johansen and Juhani Ojala the centre-back duo.

They’re without Barry Maguire in midfield so Liam Donnelly, Dean Cornelius and Nathan McGinley could all keep their places.

Kevin van Veen will continue to lead the line, looking for his tenth goal of the season.

St Johnstone FC vs Motherwell FC form
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St Johnstone FC vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC - 4:0
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Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC vs St Johnstone FC - 2:2
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Hibernian FC vs St Johnstone FC - 4:0
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St Johnstone FC vs Aberdeen FC - 1:0
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Livingston FC vs St Johnstone FC - 1:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Celtic Glasgow vs Motherwell FC - 6:0
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Motherwell FC vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 2:1
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Ross County FC vs Motherwell FC - 0:1
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Dundee United vs Motherwell FC - 1:0
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Motherwell FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
Last 5 games for St Johnstone FC
May 23, 2022 Premiership 21/22 St Johnstone FC 4  - 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC
May 20, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC 2  - 2 St Johnstone FC
May 15, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Hibernian FC 4  - 0 St Johnstone FC
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 St Johnstone FC 1  - 0 Aberdeen FC
May 7, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Livingston FC 1  - 1 St Johnstone FC
Last 5 games for Motherwell FC
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Celtic Glasgow 6  - 0 Motherwell FC
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Motherwell FC 2  - 1 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 7, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Ross County FC 0  - 1 Motherwell FC
April 30, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Dundee United 1  - 0 Motherwell FC
April 23, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Motherwell FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
St Johnstone FC vs Motherwell FC Premiership 21/22 form
St Johnstone FC Motherwell FC
40 Matches played 38
9 Matches won 12
10 Goal attempts 38
3 Shots on goal 11
7 Shots off goal 18
14 Corner kicks 22
1% Average ball possession 6%
79 Cards given 90
23 Free kicks 90
5 Offsides 10
18 Goals by foot 38
1 Goals by head 3
30 Goals scored 42
53 Goals conceded 61
0 Shots blocked 9
0 Shots on bar 1
St Johnstone FC vs Motherwell FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
St Johnstone FC Motherwell FC
69 Matches 69
32 Home Matches 37
37 Away Matches 32
93 Total Goals 103
1.35 Average Goals Scored 1.49
29 Wins 29
29 Losses 29
11 Draws 11
Last 5 games & match results between St Johnstone FC and Motherwell FC
March 19, 2022 Premiership 21/22 St Johnstone FC 2  - 1 Motherwell FC
December 18, 2021 Premiership 21/22 Motherwell FC 2  - 0 St Johnstone FC
August 8, 2021 Premiership 21/22 St Johnstone FC 1  - 1 Motherwell FC
February 20, 2021 Premiership 20/21 Motherwell FC 0  - 3 St Johnstone FC
November 28, 2020 League Cup 20/21 Motherwell FC 1  - 2 St Johnstone FC

Scottish Premiership table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Hibernian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Aberdeen FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Celtic Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Heart of Midlothian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kilmarnock FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dundee United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Motherwell FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Glasgow Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 St Mirren FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 St Johnstone FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Livingston FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ross County FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between St Johnstone FC vs Motherwell FC?

15:00, Saturday 19 March 2022

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