St Johnstone

V

McDiarmid Park

03/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

Hamilton Academical, Football

Hamilton Academical

V

McDiarmid Park

03/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Hamilton travel to St Johnstone this Saturday, looking to build on their first win in five league games.

Last time: St Johnstone came out on top at the reverse fixture back in December, thanks to a second half goal from Stefan Scougall.

This time: St Johnstone are evens to win, Hamilton 3/1 and a draw is 12/5.

You might remember: Hamilton’s win over their weekend opponents last season, in a riveting match that saw Alexandre D’Acol score the winning goal in the 89th minute. However, the big story from the game was the fight after the half time whistle between Saints players Danny Swanson and Richard Foster that saw both players sent off, as well as Accies assistant manager Guillerme Beuzelin.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

St Johnstone play Hamilton at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday

St Johnstone will hope for a positive result, having been beaten heavily at home by Rangers in their last game. Hamilton have the worst form of any side in the league, although their own win last week may show signs of redemption.

St Johnstone are evens to win, despite failing to impress with just one league win since the turn of the year. In the face of a host of injuries the Perth side still have most of their first XI intact, and will be able to rely on a defence that has conceded seven fewer goals than their opponents.

Hamilton are 3/1 to win and, given their potent attacking threat, will try and take the game to their hosts. Martin Canning’s side are just two points off the relegation play-off spot – albeit with two games in hand – and cannot risk losing many more games.

A draw is 12/5 and as the home team boasts a strong defence and the away side a strong attack, this may be a solid bet.

Murray Davidson is 11/2 to score against Hamilton, having done so twice last weekend. The Accies have the joint worst defence in the league and the midfielder will enjoy plying his trade against them.

David Templeton is 9/2 to score this weekend, and has scored two goals in two games since returning from a red card ban.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Red cards. Hamilton have received more straight red cards than any other team this season, double that of St Johnstone. With an average of just over one in every four games, they are due another anytime soon. Penalties are often the result of dismissals, and one in this match for either side is 3/1.

2

We fancy:

Under 2.5 goals scored at 13/10. A strong defensive team at home playing against a strong offensive team away tends to make for a low-scoring game.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Antonio Rojano to score anytime at 3/1. The defender has three league goals to his name already this season, and scored in his last game against Partick Thistle.

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.