They were able to reach the last eight in this competition last year, but can they match that this season? St Johnstone were comfortably clear of the drop zone last season, finishing up in seventh after a solid campaign. While they may see a gap forming between themselves and the top half, the hosts will remain confident of another decent campaign across the league and cups. A return to form is needed after Tuesdays 1-0 loss at Montrose, but home surroundings should help the Saints.
Ross Countys league form doesnt look too pretty either. At home they are still a tough side to beat though, with two wins, three draws, and two defeats in their last seven games. They have been struggling to win all season but have alleviated some of the pressure by proving difficult to beat, but they have now lost four of their last six in the Premiership and have still only won three of their last 21 league games.
St Johnstone also became one of the Scottish FA Cup casualties last weekend as Partick knocked them out, following on from their 5-2 battering at the hands of Celtic the weekend before, to make it three wins and three defeats in their last six games in all competitions. In the Premiership they have won three, drawn three, and lost three of their last nine games.
St Johnstone v Ross County main prediction for the match
This is Ross Countys last chance to get off the bottom of the league with Partick Thistle just two points ahead. Saint win at 17/10 (Betfair) heads our betting tips. The best either side could hope for would be a relegation play-off finish vs the winner of the Championship round but The Staggies have taken just one point from nine.
Itll be tight on the day but if The Saints give the effort we saw from them last week, theyll have enough to sneak through. Keeping our stakes down to an interest play, we go 2-1 St Johnstone in the correct score market. We offer expert predictions on all Scottish Premiership and Championship matches. That gives followers a shot at Bet Victors 17/2, a bet sure to make this match all the more interesting.
Both prices available at Betfair. St Johnstone have been disappointing for much of 2018 to date but they did raise their game at Celtic Park last week to hold the champions to a goalless draw. Another level finish is 23/10, second favourite behind the home win which can be backed at 6/5. Written off before the start, for obvious reasons, they took advantage of a weary looking Bhoys, playing their second match in three days, and couldve won it with a bit more luck in front of goal. Will that draw inject a bit of self-belief into the ranks?
They should do a better job of shutting down Ross Countys attack, while we expect them to give the Staggies a serious test. The Saints have been solid at home in the League Cup, with Celtic the only team to find the net here in this competition last term. The hosts may have lost back to back games in this competition, but they had produced a five-game unbeaten run before that.
19 matches ended in a draw. St.Johnstone won 20 matches. In 7 (87.50%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (62.50%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 4 (66.67%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. St.Johnstone average scored 1.33 goals per match in season 2019. Below the text is a list of the direct games. In 6 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Teams Ross County St.Johnstone played so far 50 matches.Ross County won 11 direct matches. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.46 goals per Match.Ross County in actual season average scored 1.71 goals per match.
St Johnstone were comfortably clear of the drop zone last season, finishing up in seventh after a solid campaign. A return to form is needed after Tuesdays 1-0 loss at Montrose, but home surroundings should help the Saints. They were able to reach the last eight in this competition last year, but can they match that this season? While they may see a gap forming between themselves and the top half, the hosts will remain confident of another decent campaign across the league and cups.
Were expecting it to be that close. We feel that Ross County could find themselves up against it to score against this St Johnstone side who we reckon should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well. Our St Johnstone v Ross County tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds. Were therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for St Johnstone at the end of this one.
With a good home League Cup record, we see plenty of reasons to be positive about the Saints going into this clash on Sunday. St Johnstone finished the season well here, pulling off four wins and a draw in their final five games. We think they can pull off a result against a Ros County side who havent been fully tested this term, so we are backing a home win as our tip for this clash.
St Johnstone vs Ross County Preview, Prediction, Betting Tips
Ross County have mad great early strides, while the Saints are in need of a victory after losing their opener. Can the visitors add to a perfect record so far, or are we going to see them come up short as they meet their first fellow top-flight side this season? The pair clash in the League Cup on Sunday, as they chase top spot. These two sides will likely be fighting it out in the bottom half of the Scottish Premiership next term, but who will be able to get their first victory in early?
Going into the weekend theres just six points between The Staggies and their opponents up in ninth. An away win would make things interesting. Ross County may be rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership but they look determined to fight for their place in the division. Four points from the last six available, achieved thanks to a win over Dundee at Dens Park and 1-1 draw with Hearts last time, has them just two behind Hamilton in 11th, needing three to catch Partick Thistle and safety. Betfairs 12/5 is the best available on the underdogs.