Competition: Scottish Premiership
Market: St. Mirren win
Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport
Looking to cash in on Motherwell’s extended issues, St. Mirren should be smelling a real chance when they welcome Graham Alexander’s new squad to the SMISA Stadium.
Starting with the hosts, managing to snatch what was a deserved late equalizer away at Kilmarnock last weekend, Jim Goodwin’s men have largely impressed many across Scotland this season. While the Buddies might have managed to win just one of their last four top-flight contests, they still have a top-half finish at the top of their agenda and they have caught the eye with their success on home soil. While the runaway league leaders might ended their unbeaten run thanks to a 2-0 defeat at the SMISA Stadium back on December 30th, the White and Blacks did land that stunning League Cup against Rangers last month. Picking up a shock 3-2 win against the Blues in Paisley, Saturday’s hosts have lost just a single matchup on home soil since the end of September.
As for the visitors, after appointing former Salford boss Graham Alexander earlier in the week, the 49-year-old knows that he has quite the job on his hands at Fir Park. Putting in what was another hugely worrying performance last weekend, the Steelmen were hit with a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Hamilton on the road. Now suffering back-to-back defeats and with just their goal difference stopping them from falling to the foot of the table, the North Lanarkshire outfit have now failed to win any of their last 10 straight contests across all formats, a run that stems back to October 31st. Bagging just a single goal in over 450 minutes of action, it should also be noted that Motherwell hold a concerning record against this weekend’s hosts. Suffering back-to-back defeats against St. Mirren, we’re backing a similar outcome on Saturday.
Bet: St. Mirren 6/5 to beat Motherwell in Saturday’s Scottish Premiership contest @ 888sport
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