Bookies can barely fit a cigarette paper between St Johnstone and Motherwell, who face-off at McDiarmid Park today, BetVictor pricing both teams at 17/10 and that usually means the draw, on this occasion available with bet365 at 23/10, will be well backed.
William Hill however, presumably have a little more faith in Derek McInnes’s troops given that they consider the Steelmen to be 9/5 outsiders but that looks a little unkind to Stuart McCall’s men whose last seven Premiership outings have yielded five victories, a point at Dundee United and an understandable defeat against Celtic.
Saints haven’t been anything like as consistent of late and indeed went down 4-3 at struggling St Mirren last time out so there’s no reason to oppose an away success in Perthshire, where the visitors are 7/2 courtesy of Ladbrokes to shade a potentially tight affair by a one-goal margin.
A 2-1 Steelmen triumph meanwhile, is a 10/1 shot at BetVictor and in attack John Sutton has helped himself to five goals in his last seven league appearances so the ‘Well front man is the stand out first scorer flutter at 13/2 (Stan James).
Motherwell to beat St Johnstone by one – 7/2 (Ladbrokes)