Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

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


Recommended bets

St Mirren to win is 31/20.

St Mirren to win and both teams to score NO is 3/1.

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Tip of the day

St Mirren to win 2-0 against Motherwell- 11/1!

Motherwell are winless in four visits to Paisley, albeit all of these matches have ended in draws.

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At 11/1, a £10 bet would return £120!

St Mirren vs Motherwell

July 31, 2022

3:00 pm BST

Match preview

The Scottish Premiership season hasn’t even kicked off yet, but Motherwell’s fanbase are already disheartened by their team.

Having finished fifth last season, the Well returned to UEFA competition, entering the Europa Conference League in the second qualifying round.

The Steelmen were drawn against Sligo Rovers, which many perceived to be a winnable tie, but this certainly was not the case.

Having slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Fir Park, Graham Alexander’s side traveled to Ireland on Thursday needing to show a reaction.

On the contrary, Motherwell fell behind after just three minutes at The Showgrounds before conceding in stoppage time, thereby exiting 3-0.

Across the two ties, the Well mustered just 11 shots on target, rarely troubling Sligo’s goalkeeper.

As a result, on Friday afternoon, Alexander was sacked as manager; not the ideal start to the season to say the least.

Here, St Mirren will be looking to take advantage and make their extra freshness count.

The Buddies finished ninth last season, ending up just nine points clear of the relegation play-off place.

After Stephen Robinson took over in late-February, they actually lost seven of 12 league matches, winning just three.

So, the fact the Saints have begun the new campaign by being knocked out of the League Cup is far from ideal.

They were beaten by both Arbroath and Airdrieonians, thereby finishing third in Group E.

Thus, a home win at the Simple Digital Arena is vital for St Mirren.

St Mirren team news

Jak Alnwick, Conor McCarthy, Alan Power and Kyle McAllister have all left the club this summer.

Trevor Carson is the new goalkeeper while Declan Gallagher, Keanu Baccus, Toyosi Olusanya, Mark O’Hara and Jonah Ayunga could also make their league debuts for the club.

Motherwell team news

Paul McGinn, Blair Spittal and Josh Morris are the new arrivals while Kaiyne Woolery has departed for Sakaryaspor.

Scotland international Stephen O’Donnell didn’t feature at all against Sligo Rovers which is bizarre to say the least.

He’ll be hoping the change of management will see him return to the XI.

Kevin van Veen has extended his stay in North Lanarkshire and they’re likely to be reliant on him for goals again


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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