Motherwell vs St. Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Motherwell vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Fir Park (Motherwell).

Both these teams are trying their best to get into the Championship Group. They are separated by a single point and lie just below the cut-off line. St. Johnstone, though, is really facing a crisis right now. Since the last week of January, they have been going through one of the worst phases of their season, and the game against St. Mirren, easily the weakest team in the competition, has been their saving grace.

Motherwell meanwhile has been having a blast at their home. Currently, they are on a streak of four straight wins and kept clean sheets in most of them as well. A win in this game would help them jump a spot higher, and a Livingston win in the Hibernian vs Livingston game will almost take them to the promised land.

Motherwell vs St. Johnstone Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Johnstone failed to score in two of the last three meetings.
  • The reverse fixture of this tie was won by Motherwell, for which they were on the road.
  • Motherwell got on the scoresheet in 26 of their last 30 home h2h ties.
  • The last time a game between these teams was drawn was back in 2015.

Motherwell vs St. Johnstone Prediction

Both these teams are at extreme ends when the form is taken into consideration. This becomes even truer when the setting is tweaked in accordance with this Saturday. That is, while Motherwell is on a roll at home, Johnstone has been languishing on the road.

Motherwell won their last four home ties in a row and kept clean sheets in three of them as well. On the other hand, Johnstone was winless in nine of their last ten overall fixtures and lost eight of them. On the road, they are winless in the last six straight games and lost five of them. Moreover, their last six away ties returned just two goals in total.

The reverse fixture of this game, at Johnstone’s home, was won by Motherwell, with a 1-2 scoreline. With the added incentive of having a chance to improve their league standing and the added opportunity of getting into the Championship group, expect Motherwell to take advantage of their home status. And with Johnstone conceding two or more goals in five of their last six away ties, expect a home win with the hosts breaching the defense at least twice.

Motherwell vs St. Johnstone Betting Tips

  • Motherwell to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Motherwell @ 2.50 (3/2).