Motherwell vs St Mirren Betting Tip Motherwell – 18 February 2020

'Well can move into quarter-finals

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ScotlandMotherwell vs St MirrenScotland
18th February 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Cup
Pick Motherwell
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 19/20 odds taken 1500 GMT, Monday 17 February

Motherwell and St Mirren do it all again for a place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup having drawn the original tie 1-1. The winners will face a home tie against Aberdeen or Kilmarnock in the next round.

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Motherwell Preview – Can ‘Well make home advantage count and pick up a first win in six games?

Stephen Robinson will be starting to get concerned with his team’s form. Defeat last midweek away to St Johnstone extends Motherwell’s run without a win to give games. Their last victory, a 1-0 win away to Aberdeen, followed their fourth round Scottish Cup win against Dundee. Both wins suggested that ‘Well were set for a very good second half of the season but it’s not transpired that way since.
Three defeats in their last five matches mean they are now playing catch-up in the race for third spot, albeit they still have a game in hand over Aberdeen.
Our betting prediction:
Motherwell to win to nil

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Robinson always targets the cup competitions and he will be looking for his team to bounce back to form. Motherwell have taken only a point from their last four home matches and scored one goal during that time.

A change in competition can often help teams  return to form and that’s exactly what all at Motherwell will be hoping as they prepare for the last three months of what has been a very positive campaign so far.

St Mirren Preview – Are struggling Saints set for a first win since the previous round of the Scottish Cup?

St Mirren’s only victory so far since returning from the winter break was against non-league Broxburn in the last round. Since that match in the middle of January the Saints have lost two and drawn four – one of which was at home to Motherwell in the original tie. Going on what we’ve seen of St Mirren under Jim Goodwin that is not overly surprising.

The Buddies are a team who struggle for goals (21 in 26 league games) but have a very reasonable defensive record and their concession of 35 is on a par with the better defensive records in the Scottish Premiership outside of Celtic and Rangers.

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With just three points between themselves and bottom spot you could be forgiven for thinking that a prolonged run in the Scottish Cup is not a priority for St Mirren. However, as was shown in his team selection in the first match against Motherwell, Goodwin opted to field a full-strength team showing his intentions to go as far as possible.

The equaliser for St Mirren in the first match 10 days ago was the first time they have managed to net against Motherwell this season have lost 2-0 and 3-0 in both league meetings.

Motherwell vs St Mirren Betting Advice

This should have been the third meeting between the two clubs in the space of 10 days. However, Saturday’s league meeting was postponed as a result of Storm Dennis. Due to the heavy rainfall it will likely mean that the Fir Park pitch is not going to be at it’s best which may make this game something of a slog for both teams.
That viewpoint is only strengthened when you consider that neither team are in good form coming into this match.

Key Facts – Motherwell vs St Mirren Betting Tip

  • Motherwell have not won any of their last five matches, losing three of them
  • Saints’ last win was in the previous round of the Scottish Cup. They’ve since drawn four of their last six
  • The teams were set to clash on league duty at the weekend only for it to be postponed due to the weather


Despite being in poor form by their own high standards this season I’m backing Motherwell. St Mirren’s poor away form (1 win and 10 defeats in 13 games) is the biggest contributing factor for this selection. And with Motherwell close to even money it looks good value.

The best betting odds for Motherwell vs St Mirren

Motherwell to win: 19/20 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
St Mirren to win: 3/1 at Bet365