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Competition: Scottish Premiership
Market: S t. Mirren wins
Possibilities: 6/5 @ 888sport
Looking to cash in on Motherwell’s widespread woes, St. Mirren should be smelling a real opportunity when they welcome Graham Alexander’s new team to SMISA Stadium.
Starting with the hosts, managing to snatch what was a well-deserved late draw at Kilmarnock last weekend, Jim Goodwin’s men have greatly 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 result at the top of their schedule and have garnered attention with their success at home. While the league’s runaway leaders could have ended their unbeaten streak thanks to a 2-0 loss at SMISA Stadium on December 30, the White and Blacks clinched that impressive League Cup against the Rangers last month. With a surprising 3-2 win against the Blues at Paisley, Saturday’s hosts have lost just one matchup at home since late September.
As for the visitors, after naming former Salford boss Graham Alexander earlier in the week, the 49-year-old knows he has a lot of work on his hands at Fir Park. In what was another hugely worrisome performance last weekend, the Steelmen were hit 3-0 at the hands of Hamilton on the road. Now suffering back-to-back defeats and with only their goal difference preventing them from falling to the foot of the table, the North Lanarkshire team have failed to win any of their last 10 straight matches in all formats, a streak dating back to October 31. . With just one goal in over 450 minutes of action, it should also be noted that Motherwell has a worrying record against the hosts this weekend. Suffering back-to-back losses to St. Mirren, we endorsed a similar result on Saturday.
Bet: St. Mirren 6/5 to beat Motherwell in Saturday’s Scottish Premiership contest @ 888 sport