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Prediction: St Johnstone vs Motherwell – Football Predictions

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Two teams that failed to win on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership 2021-22 campaign lock up on Sunday afternoon, like St. Johnstone welcome Mother well to McDiarmid Park.

Both teams scored four points against each other in three league games last season, with the only duel in Perth ending in a 1-1 draw.

Prediction for this match

After a hugely successful 2020-21 campaign, Callum DavidsonThe St. Johnstone side continue to impress after a 1-1 draw with Turkish giants Galatasaray in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round.

It was the Saints who took the lead in the 58th minute, as captain Jason Kerr converted from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera was sent away to shut down Chris Kane. Their lead lasted only two minutes, however Sacha Boey took advantage of a defensive miscalculation and equalized.

St. Johnstone couldn’t really make the most of his extra man and ended up sharing the booty, but Davidson was pleased with his side’s performance and praised the draw as “one of the club’s best results in Europe”. Next week’s return leg in Perth is now well prepared to win with a place in the final playoff round.

The Saints are now preparing to return to the Premier League, hoping to take all three points against Motherwell in front of thousands of home fans at McDiarmid Park after a goalless draw with Ross County on the opening weekend.

St. Johnstone faced Motherwell four times in all competitions last season, but only one of those encounters took place on home soil, a 1-1 draw in the league in November.

Davidson’s men will be sure to keep an eye on Thursday’s Europa League second leg but a win on Sunday would help give the 22-time Turkish champions a positive momentum in Perth.

Graham Alexander, now in charge of Motherwell, pictured September 2020

Motherwell’s 2021-22 season started in defeat when they lost an entertaining 3-2 home game to Hibernian last weekend.

Goals from Kevin van Veen and Bevis Mugabi put the Steelmen twice ahead, but Hibs blocked them twice with goals from Kyle Magennis and Christian Doidge, In front Martin BoyleThe penalty in the 70th minute was the winning goal for the guests.

Manager Graham Alexander was pleased with the performance of his team despite the defeat and believes that if they can repeat such a performance this season they will “win games”.

After slipping from third place in the 2019-20 season to eighth last season, Motherwell is aiming to climb back into the top six this season and knows that victories against teams like St. Johnstone are required.

In the past five seasons, the Steelmen have taken nine points from their eight trips away to McDiarmid Park, including a single point last season. Their last win in Perth was a narrow 1-0 win in September 2019.

Motherwell didn’t win any of their first four away games last season, but a win on Sunday would put Alexander’s side in a week’s trust ahead of the League Cup second-round match against Dundee.

St. Johnstone Scottish Premiership Form:
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St. Johnstone Form (all competitions):
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Motherwell Scottish Premiership Form:
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Motherwell form (all competitions):
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St. Johnstone's Callum Booth reacts with teammates after the game on August 5, 2021

Davidson has named the same five defenders and three central midfielders in his first two competitive games of the new season and will be back at those eight this weekend.

Kerr, Liam Gordon and Jamie McCart – who were always present as a central defender last year – will compete Shaun Rooney and Reece Devine like the full-back while David Wotherspoon, Ali McCann and Murray Davidson will likely continue in the middle of the pitch.

The only changes Davidson could possibly make are attacks with Kane, Michael O’Halloran, Callum Hendry and Stevie May all vie for a place in the front.

As for Motherwell, Alexander could choose to name the same starting XI despite suffering a loss on the opening weekend.

New recruit Darragh O’ConnorBrought from Leicester City this summer, hopes to make his league debut for the Steelmen on Sunday, despite Mugabi and Ricki Lamie are continued as central defenders.

In the midfield, Barry Maguire and Liam Donnelly they are expected to begin and they could join either Callum Slattery or Steven Lawlesswhile attacker Kaiyne Woolery, Tony Watt and Van Veen will likely all stay in the first XI.

St. Johnstone possible starting line-up:
Clark; Kerr, McCart, Gordon; Rooney, McCann, Davidson, Wotherspoon, Devine; O’Halloran, Kane

Motherwell possible starting line-up:
Kenny; O’Donnell, Mugabi, Lamie, Carroll; Donnelly, Slattery, Maguire; Woolery, Van Veen, Watts

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Probability: St. Johnstone 1-0 Motherwell

At least two goals have been scored in eight of the last eleven games between the two teams, although we believe a slightly more cautious affair could be on this weekend.

St. Johnstone will go into this encounter as an easy favorite and while they will be keeping an eye on the Europa League on Thursday they could do just enough to take a narrow win on home soil.

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