Competition: Scottish Premiership
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 7/10 @ 1xBet
In what could prove to be a cagey Premiership affair from McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night, St. Johnstone will welcome Aberdeen to Perth.
Starting with the hosts, crashing out of the Scottish Cup over the weekend as they slumped to a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of second-tier outfit Airdrieonians, St. Johnstone are certainly seeking a welcomed boost here. However, signing off 2023 with a 0-0 stalemate away at Livingston, Craig Levein’s side have recorded just a single win from any of their previous six appearances across all competitions – a run that stems back to a 1-0 victory against St. Mirren on December 6th. Once again battling it out at the foot of the Premiership table, the former Hearts boss will have a mounting headache over his side’s extended issues in the final third. Including a 2-0 defeat against Rangers on December 20th, St. Johnstone have scored just a single goal in almost 400 minutes of action. Yet to pick up back-to-back victories so far this season, the Saints have also gained a reputation for their cagey affairs. In fact, Wednesday’s hosts have seen six of their last seven appearances across all formats finish with under 2.5 goals.
As for the visitors, although Aberdeen might have opened the 2023/24 campaign in the midst of a public struggle, the Dons have turned a recent corner. Extending on their League Cup adventure over the weekend as they secured a 2-0 victory away at Clyde, Barry Robson’s side have won five of their last seven appearances across all competitions. With that recent flurry stemming back to a 1-0 loss against Kilmarnock on December 6th, Robson’s men could be smelling the chance to make another statement here. Landing back-to-back victories away from Pittodrie, Aberdeen will also be excited by a stellar record against Wednesday’s hosts. Despite eventually settling for a 0-0 stalemate when they welcomed St. Johnstone to town on October 8th, the Dons are unbeaten in all of their last five meetings. However, it should be highlighted, with all of the previous 12 straight showdowns between the midweek opponents finishing with under 2.5 goals, we are expecting a similar outcome here.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at St. Johnstone vs Aberdeen 7/10 for Wednesday’s Premiership matchup @ 1xBet