Motherwell vs St. Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Fir Park (Motherwell).
Motherwell and St. Johnstone are together just outside the top six spots in the Premiership ahead of their super important mid-week’s clash at Fir Park. Both teams have entered the season with the playoffs ambitions, but none of them has lived up to these so far in the season and a potential failure here could well get the losing team out of the contest at all.
The Steelmen are winless in three consecutive league ties after failing to see off the struggling Partick Thistle side at home this weekend. Stephen Robinson’s men have actually barely saved a point at Fir Park only thanks to the late second-half equalizer from Nadir Ciftci. Overall, the Well have only claimed a single win in last six home ties in all competitions which is indeed a poor return given they’ve faced the likes of Dundee, Hamilton Academical, Ross County and Partick Thistle in last four home matches.
The good news for Robinson is that his team is about to come face to face with the Saints who have also been on a poor run of form of late. The visitors head into this off the back of three consecutive defeats in the Premiership having netted just two goals in last five league fixtures. Such poor spell of form, interestingly, came after an impressive 1-3 win over the likes of Rangers back in December at Ibrox.
Motherwell vs St. Johnstone: Head-to-head
Motherwell have the chance to make it all square at 12 wins for each of the teams in their H2H stats.
The most recent history of the head to head encounters between these two likes has seen plenty of goals as both teams were on target in all of last six ties.
The Saints have been much more successful of late, winning five and drawing one of last six meetings against the Steelmen.
Motherwell vs St. Johnstone: Prediction
Neither of the two sides will come into this in high spirits which is why we see the draw as the most likable of three outcomes.
Since each of last six H2H meetings saw the BTTS pick “come in”, we will additionally go with this pick at the decent-value 1.95 odds.
Motherwell vs St. Johnstone: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40
BTTS @ 1.95