Livingston v Motherwell Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 3 August 2019

Goals the value bet in Livingston

Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

ScotlandLivingston v MotherwellScotland
Saturday 3rd August 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 13/8 (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Friday 2 August)

 

1 X 2
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* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 2, 2019 at 21.00)

The Scottish Premiership returns this weekend and two of the form teams from the League Cup clash as Livingston take on Motherwell with both clubs looking for a fast start.

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Livingston Preview – Will last year’s surprise packages get off to a winning start this season?

Having won promotion via the playoffs back in 2017/18, few were expecting Livingston still to be playing football in the upcoming campaign. The ill-fated short spell in charge for Kenny Miller done little to dispel that notion but since Gary Holt took over the club’s fortunes have just continued to improve. Livi comfortably survived, thanks in main to an excellent home record. The challenge for Holt, as it is for all those in charge of these smaller clubs, is trying to maintain that level of performance. Holt’s job is made even more difficult because of the number of players the club have lost, and the significance of those departures. Craig Halkett and Declan Gallagher were stalwarts in defence and both have left – the latter joining tomorrow’s opponents. Liam Kelly was also brilliant in goals and he has left for pastures new.

There have been a number of players brought in as you would expect. It remains to be seen of they can replace those who have moved on. Not just in terms of ability but also the attitude. Early signs have been positive with Holt’s men topping their League Cup group and doing so unbeaten. Whilst they were the highest ranked team in their section, it was still encouraging. Not least because it allows some of the new players to get up to speed ahead of the league campaign beginning.

James Scott anytime scorer
7/2
Bet365

Motherwell Preview –  Can ‘Well continue their excellent League Cup form into the Premiership opener?

Stephen Robinson could not have asked for anymore in the opening month of the season from his Motherwell team. Having enjoyed such a strong second half to the last campaign, ‘Well would have hoped to take that into this season and get a better start than they did 12 months ago. Like Livi, however, that’s made more uncertain due to the turnover in players. Robinson has proved adept at recruiting players in the past and he looks to have unearthed another few gems. Motherwell also made it out the group stage and went a step further by winning all four games. It was a brilliant section for them where they scored 13 and conceded zero. It should mean they approach Saturday’s league opener with plenty of confidence.

Jake Hastie and David Turnbull were responsible for a large number of Motherwell’s goals last season. Neither are available now for different reasons so the early season form of his forward players will be particularly pleasing for Robinson. James Scott will be looking to make his breakthrough this term and the young 18 year old striker scored three in that League Cup campaign. He’ll be hoping it’s enough for a start on Saturday.

Key-Facts – Livingston v Motherwell

  • Livingston were tipped to be relegated last season but they survived with considerable ease, they have lost a number of key players though
  • It was a season of two halves for Motherwell in the last campaign and they have started this one in impressive fashion
  • Three of both sides four games in their League Cup section contained at least three goals

Livingston v Motherwell Betting Advice

As both Livingston and Motherwell finished in the bottom six last season they faced each other on four occasions as well as being drawn together in the League Cup. The most recent game was on the last day of the season when ‘Well edged the game 3-2 at Fir Park. Robinson’s team held the upper hand over Livi throughout the season winning three and drawing once. Livingston’s only win did come at home, however, and they will be looking to make advantage count once again.
It’s been a really positive beginning to the season for both teams so they will be confident coming into this. The most notable aspects in their form in the League Cup was the number of goals they were scoring. Three of their respective four games each had three or more goals scored in them and that looks a good selection for this one. The two managers have committed to playing attacking football this season and this match will hopefully deliver.


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