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St Johnstone will be the visitors at Fir Park Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership meeting with home side Motherwell.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Motherwell v St Johnstone match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Motherwell, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 Premiership victory against St Mirren.
In that match, Motherwell had 50% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Motherwell was Kevin van Veen (42'). For their opponents, St Mirren got 19 shots at goal with 6 on target.
Motherwell haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposition teams during their last 6 matches. In those games, Motherwell have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 10. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be sustained in this upcoming game.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Hibernian in Premiership action, St Johnstone will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, St Johnstone had 32% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Hibernian got 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Josh Campbell (90') scored for Hibernian.
Callum Davidson's St Johnstone have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 11 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 5.
Coming into this contest, St Johnstone haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 21/11/2020 tells us that Motherwell have won 1 of them & St Johnstone 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for The Steelmen and 9 created by The Saints. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
Team News: Motherwell
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Motherwell manager Steven Hammell to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. David Devine (Hamstring Injury) misses out. Callum Slattery cannot play in this game through suspension.
We think that The Steelmen should kick off with a 4-3-3 formation with Liam Kelly, Paul McGinn, S. Solholm Johansen, Bevis Mugabi, Jake Carroll, Barry Maguire, Sean Goss, Blair Spittal, Josh Morris, Kevin Van Veen and Connor Shields.
Team News: St Johnstone
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, the St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
There’s a good chance that The Saints will likely play in a 3-4-2-1 lineup, starting Remi Matthews, Ryan McGowan, Alex Mitchell, Andrew Considine, Drey Wright, Melker Hallberg, Cameron MacPherson, Adam Montgomery, Graham Carey, Jamie Murphy and Theo Bair.
In this game, St Johnstone must be fancied to put a goal past this Motherwell lineup, although it is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 winning score for Motherwell at the end of the 90 minutes. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fir Park Stadium (13,677)
Captain: Stephen O'Donnell
Chairman: Jim McMahon
Manager: Steven Hammell
Competitions: Premiership position 5, League Cup (Second Round)