Only goal difference separates St Johnstone and Motherwell ahead of their league meeting at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.
The Saints have done enough to ensure their survival, but they have been poor in the recent weeks. In their last league game, they suffered a 4-1 defeat at Aberdeen. At home, the Saints have drawn their last two games – Hibernian and Hamilton. They also enjoy a good home record against Well, so we expect them to at least get a draw from this game.
In the league table, the hosts sit in the eighth spot, level on points with seventh-placed Motherwell.
Well come into this game on the back of three consecutive home games. In the first two, they did remarkably well to get draws against Celtic and Rangers. However, on Tuesday, they lost 2-0 to Aberdeen.
As things stand, Well are without a win in their last four games. Their hopes of finish in the top-half are over, so they are expected to shift their focus towards their upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final.
These two sides have played at this ground before this season. The Saints won 4-1 as Well ended the game with eight men. Well claimed a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture, back in February.
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Match Facts
The hosts have won seven of their last eight home games against Well in all competitions.
Seven of Well’s last eight games in the Premiership have ended with less than 2.5 goals.
The Saints have won four out of last six league meetings with Well. 4W 1D 1L
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Team News
The hosts are without Brian Easton, Callum Hendry, Ricky Foster and Stefan Scougall.
Peter Hartley, Liam Grimshaw and Ellis Plummer are ruled out for Well.
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Match Odds
The Saints are favourites to win at their best odds of 13/8 at Bet365. An away win is available at 9/5 odds at Skybet.
We are backing a draw as our prediction in this game at the best odds of 11/5 at William Hill.
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Correct Score Odds
We are predicting a 1-1 draw in this game, and our pick is available at the best odds of 11/2 at William Hill.
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Saints striker Steven MacLean is the favourite to score in the betting market at 11/5 odds at Bet365. However, we are backing Christopher Kane as our prediction at his best odds of 56/19 at Unibet.
Well striker Nadir Ciftci is available at 3/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We don’t expect too many goals in this game, and we are going for over 2.5 goals in the game for our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 3/5 at BetVictor.