Partick Thistle boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 home win over Hamilton Academical last weekend. Can they build upon their win when they face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday?
The Saints are struggling with their form, and they have picked up only one point from their last three games in the Premiership. They come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Dundee. However, they are undefeated in their last three homes games, so we don’t expect them to lose against Partick.
The Saints sit in the eighth spot in the league table with 38 points. They are ten points clear off the bottom two, and a win on Saturday will confirm their survival.
Partick moved off the bottom of the table with their win last weekend and find themselves in the 11th spot with 30 points. The win over Hamilton was Partick’s first in eleven league games. Ironically, their last win before the ten-game winless run was a 3-1 success at the same stadium in January.
The visitors are only two points behind Hamilton in the tenth, and a win on Saturday will see them move out of the relegation zone.
One win doesn’t indicate that Partick have turned a corner, but their record against their opponents this season must be a source of encouragement for them. Of three league meetings this season, Partick have won two and lost one.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Match Facts
Partick have won only one game on the road in the Premiership season.
Partick have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four away games and have failed to score in their last three.
Last three games at McDiarmid Park have ended with less than 2.5 goals.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Team News
Brian Easton, Callum Hendry, Ricky Foster and Stefan Scougall are all ruled out for the hosts.
Christie Elliot, Gary Fraser and Stuart Bannigan are injured for the visitors.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Match Odds
The hosts are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 7/5 at William Hill. We are backing the hosts to pick up a win in this game.
A draw is available at 11/5 odds at BetVictor, and a Partick win can get you 23/10 odds at Betfair.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Correct Score Odds
We are backing a 1-0 home win in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 6/1 at BetVictor.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
We are backing Saints’ top-scorer Steven MacLean to find the net in the game. Our prediction is available at his best odds of 5/2 at Unibet.
For the visitors, Conor Sammon is available at 56/19 odds at the same bookmaker.
St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Saints’ last three games have ended with less than 2.5 goals, and we are backing the same outcome in this game. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 8/13 at Betfair.