St Johnstone face a fresh challenge on Saturday as we count down to this approaching League Cup meeting against Motherwell.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Motherwell v St Johnstone are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Motherwell will play in this game following on from a 1-1 Premiership drawn result vs St Johnstone.
In that game, Motherwell had 46% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Motherwell was Mark O'Hara (17'). For their opponents, St Johnstone had 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Stevie May (34') scored for St Johnstone.
Fixtures involving Motherwell have often been entertaining ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of these coming from The Steelmen.
In the game prior to this, St Johnstone drew 2-2 in the Premiership match with Hibernian.
In that game, St Johnstone had 37% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For St Johnstone, goals were scored by Ali McCann (35') and David Wotherspoon (76'). For their opponents, Hibernian got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Paul McGinn (36', 82') was the scorer for Hibernian.
A sequence of reliable performances by the St Johnstone defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. Over that same period, their own attack force has managed to score 7. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 11/05/2019 tells us that Motherwell have won 3 of these games and St Johnstone 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 from The Steelmen and 5 being from The Saints. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
Team News: Motherwell
Allan Campbell (Quarantine), Barry Maguire (Quarantine), Charles Dunne (Groin Surgery), Liam Donnelly (Knee Surgery), Trevor Carson (Knee Injury) and Scott Fox (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Motherwell gaffer Stephen Robinson.
Team News: St Johnstone
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from, St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
We’re of the opinion that St Johnstone must be fancied to score against this Motherwell outfit, but it may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Motherwell after 90 minutes. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fir Park Stadium (13,677)
Captain: Declan Gallagher
Chairman: Jim McMahon
Manager: Stephen Robinson
Competitions: Premiership position 7, League Cup (Second Round)
🔑 Star Man: Callum Lang
Normally used in the Striker position, Callum Lang was born in England. After having made a senior debut playing for Morecambe in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 11 appearances.