After an impressive 11-match unbeaten run, Ross County’s form has dipped dramatically and the Staggies have now lost three matches on the spin ahead of the trip to St Johnstone. Accordingly, Derek Adams’ charges are Stan James’s 11/5 outsiders for the points at McDiarmid Park, where Saints get the nod at 13/10 courtesy of BetVictor.
The case for Steve Lomas’s men is strengthened by the fact that they’ve lost just once in their previous seven outings but the visitors are nevertheless stout enough to make it difficult for the home side, who are 11/4 with bet365 to shade it by a one-goal margin.
More specifically, BetVictor offer 19/2 about St Johnstone finishing on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline but arguably the best bet in Perthshire is Paddy Power’s 9/2 for Saints to sneak it despite going in on level terms at the break; a close encounter looks to be on the cards and the hosts have scored only one first half goal in their last eight games.
Draw/St Johnstone in HT/FT market – 9/2 (Paddy Power)