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St Johnstone vs Motherwell Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (08/08/21)

Neither of these sides made an ideal start to the season last week. Can one of them grab a win this time round? Find out with our St Johnstone vs Motherwell match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

St Johnstone vs Motherwell: Our predictions

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Nothing to choose between the teams

The betting odds make St Johnstone favourites to win but we’re far from convinced that’s where the value is. Yes, they’ve only lost one in 10 domestic games but they’ve only won four in that spell. Even on their own patch they’ve only won one of their past five games. Motherwell aren’t flying either; they’ve also only won four of 10. Three of them have come in their last five outings though so you can argue things are picking up. The reason we’re sitting on the fence is simple; St Johnstone have drawn four of their last five at home and Motherwell have only lost two of their last five away.

A low scoring match

On top of our opening prediction that calls this one as a draw we also think it will be a rather dull watch. Seven of St Johnstone’s last 10 domestic matches have come up short of the 2.5 mark with their game average in that time just 1.6. Motherwell’s form isn’t quite as convincing but it’s nowhere near goal filled enough to put doubt in our mind. They’ve seen four of 10 games go over 2.5 with an average of 2.7. It’s hard to imagine we’ll see three goals when they meet on Sunday.

Someone will fail to score

A both teams not to score prediction is our safety net over the previous two tips. You could argue the case for a 0-0 draw but small moments in football can quickly see that evaporate so, on this occasion, we’re hedging our bets. St Johnstone have seen at least one side fail to score in seven of their last 10. Motherwell’s record isn’t too far behind either; six of their last 10 have seen at least one team blank.

The key stats for St Johnstone vs Motherwell

Scotland Premiership
St Johnstone
VS
Motherwell
August 8, 2021
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St Johnstone vs Motherwell

icon Head to Head

08/08/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 1
Motherwell
Motherwell
20/02/21
SP
Motherwell
Motherwell
0 - 3
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
28/11/20
SLC
Motherwell
Motherwell
1 - 2
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
21/11/20
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 1
Motherwell
Motherwell
12/09/20
SP
Motherwell
Motherwell
1 - 0
St Johnstone
St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Last 5

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
19/08/21
UECLQ
LASK Linz
LASK Linz
1 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone

Motherwell

Last 5

11/09/21
SP
Motherwell
Motherwell
2 - 0
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
28/08/21
SP
Motherwell
Motherwell
1 - 0
Dundee
Dundee
21/08/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 2
Motherwell
Motherwell
14/08/21
SLC
Dundee
Dundee
1 - 0
Motherwell
Motherwell
01/08/21
SP
Motherwell
Motherwell
2 - 3
Hibernian
Hibernian

St Johnstone vs Motherwell: A tight match anticipated

St Johnstone

In their last 10 domestic matches St Johnstone have only been beaten once with their defence particularly impressive; they’ve only shipped seven goals with four of them coming in a loss to Celtic back in May. Another solid defensive display will stand them in good stead to take something from this match too. Can Zander Clark deliver another clean sheet?

Motherwell

Motherwell aren’t in woeful form but they’ve not been incredible either. Five losses, four wins and one draw can only be described in one way – mixed. It’s not just results that have been inconsistent though with it hard to know what Motherwell will turn up. Will it be the side inspired by Tony Watt’s goal scoring or the team that Liam Donnelly helps to make defensively sound?

A quick FAQ ahead of St Johnstone vs Motherwell

St Johnstone vs Motherwell Prediction

  • Who are favourites to win with the bookmakers? St Johnstone
  • What time is kick off? 15:00 GMT
  • Who won the last h2h meeting? St Johnstone won 3-0