Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: St. Johnstone vs Ross County – 15/05/24

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ Pribet

In what is rightfully billed as a season-defining showdown on Wednesday night, St. Johnstone will welcome Ross County to McDiarmid Park.

Starting with the hosts, while St. Johnstone might have claimed a crucial 2-1 victory away at Hibernian last month, it appears that was nothing more than a minor boost for Craig Levin’s struggling squad. Opening Wednesday’s showdown at McDiarmid Park sat two points adrift in the relegation play-off spot, the former Hearts boss has come under some mounting scrutiny. Last seen over the weekend suffering a second-half collapse away at Ross County as they eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Livingston, the Saints have now lost all of their previous four Premiership appearances by an aggregate score of 8-2. Likewise, the Perth-based outfit have lost six of their last seven top-flight battles and they have continued on a nightmare rut on home soil. Including a 3-1 loss against Hibernian on April 27th, St. Johnstone have remarkably failed to win any of their last eight consecutive battles at McDiarmid Park – a rut that stems all the way back to December 16th.

As for the visitors, making an immediate return to losing ways over the weekend as they suffered an infamous 5-1 drumming at home against Motherwell, Ross County are in the midst of their own public struggle. Holding just a two-point buffer over St. Johnstone and slipping into the relegation play-off spot, the Staggies have lost four of their previous six Premiership appearances and they are bracing themselves for a season-defining trip to Perth on Wednesday night. However, despite opening May with a 2-1 victory at home against Hibernian, interim boss Don Cowie will have a major headache over his side’s glaring struggles away from Victoria Park. In fact, last seen on their travels falling to a 2-0 defeat against Livingston, Ross County have lost all of their previous seven straight showdowns on the road by an aggregate score of 17-2. Likewise, it should also be noted that the Staggies have failed to muster a single Premiership clean sheet on their travels since way back on October 24th.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at St. Johnstone vs Ross County 2/5 for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership battle @ Pribet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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