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St Johnstone vs Ayr United prediction, odds and free betting tips 23/07/2022

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

St Johnstone vs Ayr United – Predictions, Odds & Best Betting Tips

St Johnstone arrive here as favourites to win this match. Will Ayr United be powerless to resist them or will they spring a surprise? Find out with our St Johnstone vs Ayr United preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Backing a home win

Ayr have not enjoyed their best form in recent weeks; as they are coming off back-to-back losses against Annan and Queen of the South. Like Ayr United, St Johnstone have had their fair share of struggles; as they suffered two losses in their last three games. To be fair, both teams have not exactly been playing well recently; however, it’s worth noting that these teams don’t play in the same division. In fact, Ayr play in the Scottish Championship, while St Johnstone play in the top tier of Scottish football. Considering St Johnstone also have the advantage of playing at home, we believe they’ll win.

Both sides could easily find the net

St Johnstone have struggled a bit defensively; they have seen their defence breached 12 times in their last eight games. On the other hand, St Johnstone have scored their fair share of goals; as they found the net in six of their last seven games. Just like St Johnstone, Ayr have scored and conceded a few goals recently; they found the net in nine of their last 11 games, whilst keeping two clean sheets in their last 13 games. Both teams scored in four of St Johnstone’s last five, and in eight of Ayr’s last 11 games. With this in mind, both teams should score.

Going over 2.5 goals

We’ve mentioned that St Johnstone have scored and conceded goals regularly; as a result, most of their games have been on the high-scoring side. It’s important to note that six of St Johnstone’s last eight games saw at least four goals scored. Considering Ayr found the net in nine of their last 11 games, we should expect some goals in this match.

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12/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

2346

Motherwell

2348

St Johnstone

1

1

D

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Scotland Premiership Scotland

2359

St Mirren

2348

St Johnstone

2

2

D

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Scotland Premiership Scotland

2351

Rangers

2348

St Johnstone

1

2

W

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Scotland Premiership Scotland

2347

Kilmarnock

2348

St Johnstone

0

1

W

21/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

2354

Hibernian

2348

St Johnstone

1

2

W

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03/12/22

Scotland Championship Scotland

2361

Raith

2364

Ayr

0

2

W

28/11/22

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

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Pollok

2364

Ayr

0

1

W

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Scotland Championship Scotland

2362

Inverness CT

2364

Ayr

2

2

D

11/11/22

Scotland Championship Scotland

2376

Hamilton

2364

Ayr

2

3

W

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Scotland Championship Scotland

2374

Morton

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Ayr

1

1

D

St Johnstone vs Ayr United: Team News

St Johnstone

After back-to-back losses in their first two group games, St Johnstone got their first win against Elgin; they’ve had mixed results recently, with two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five games. St Johnstone will hope to string up consecutive wins for the first time in three months; it’ll be interesting to see how they’ll fare with Ali Crawford leading the attack.

Ayr United

Ayr United kick-started their Cup campaign by defeating Elgin; things have not gone too well for them since then, as they lost back-to-back games after that win. Ayr will hope to bounce back from their recent losses as they visit McDiarmid Park; all eyes will be on Michael Moffat.

The final word on St Johnstone vs Ayr United

St Johnstone vs Ayr United prediction

  • Who is favourite to win the match? St Johnstone
  • When is kick off? 3 PM GMT
  • Where is the game being played? McDiarmid Park

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Ash Munson

Ashley Munson is an experienced sports and gambling content writer with a background in data analytics. He's also a long-suffering Ipswich Town fan.