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Ross County vs St Johnstone Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (31/07/21)

Neither of these sides are in great form heading into the season; can either make a winning start? Find out with our Ross County vs St Johnstone match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Ross County vs St Johnstone: Our picks

Check out our match predictions for this Scottish Premier League tie between Ross County vs St Johnstone.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

No separating the sides

Predicting a draw is never the most straightforward pick. It definitely feels like the smart move here though with both Ross County and St Johnstone in pretty inconsistent form. Ross County have lost three of their last five home matches whilst St Johnstone have drawn one and lost another or their past five on the road. The real clincher though is in the head to head form; the last time Ross County and St Johnstone have locked horns at Ross County’s ground the match has ended square; just one of the last 10 meetings has been settled by more than the solitary goal between the sides as well.

Both teams will not score

So, neither side are in spectacular form. What’s their goal scoring ability been like? Ross County are a tough one to judge; they’ve scored 10 goals across their past five games, which is a decent average of two per match. The trouble is, nine came across two matches meaning the other three saw them hit just one. St Johnstone is a similar story in that they’ve had one game that distorts their goal scoring average; a deeper look shows they’ve blanked in two of their last three games. Both sides have recorded clean sheets in their last five too; that means if you combine their last five matches together they’ve only had three games where both sides netted.

A bore draw

Sorry fans, our last prediction sees us back Ross County and St Johnstone serve up a dull 0-0 to start the season. We’ve already touched on the respective strike forces inability to consistently find the net so goals are unlikely to rain down. The other reason we’re plumping for 0-0 is because it is a score line St Johnstone have recorded in four of their last five draws; they’ve all come inside of their most recent 10 matches too.

Check out the odds and stats for Ross County vs St Johnstone

Scotland Premiership
Ross County
VS
St Johnstone
July 31, 2021
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Ross County vs St Johnstone

icon Head to Head

31/07/21
SP
Ross County
Ross County
0 - 0
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
20/03/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 0
Ross County
Ross County
02/01/21
SP
Ross County
Ross County
1 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
19/09/20
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
0 - 1
Ross County
Ross County
15/02/20
SP
Ross County
Ross County
1 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone

Ross County

Last 5

18/09/21
SP
Ross County
Ross County
2 - 2
Hearts
Hearts
11/09/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 0
Ross County
Ross County
29/08/21
SP
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
1 - 1
Ross County
Ross County
22/08/21
SP
Ross County
Ross County
2 - 4
Rangers
Rangers
08/08/21
SP
Hibernian
Hibernian
3 - 0
Ross County
Ross County

St Johnstone

Last 5

18/09/21
SP
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
0 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
11/09/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 2
Rangers
Rangers
29/08/21
SP
St Mirren
St Mirren
0 - 0
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
26/08/21
UECLQ
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
0 - 2
LASK Linz
LASK Linz
22/08/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
0 - 1
Dundee Utd
Dundee Utd

Ross County vs St Johnstone: An all round snoozefest

Ross County

Ross County had a tough time of it last year and this season could be similar based on recent form; two heavy league cup losses will still be on their mind despite bouncing back with a couple of wins. It’s imperative they’re solid early to tackle that potential mental fragility; Blair Spittal has three goals in four so will be hoping he can ease the pressure on his teammates.

St Johnstone

St Johnstone had a decent enough year last season but, of late, converting draws into wins has been a real problem with goals the biggest issue facing them. Their summer arrivals – three defenders – haven’t addressed that issue so the burden will fall on Stevie May. Can he improve on his tally of five from last season?

Frequently asked questions for Ross County vs St Johnstone

Ross County vs St Johnstone Prediction

  • Who are favourites to win the match? St Johnstone
  • When is KO? 3 PM GMT
  • Who won the last head to head? St Johnstone won 1-0
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