St Mirren vs Greenock Morton Betting Tip St Mirren – 11 November 2020

Saints to take derby spoils

Conor McCarthy / St Mirren ©imago images / Pro Sports Images 09/26/2020

ScotlandSt Mirren vs Greenock Morton Scotland
11 November 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – League Cup
Pick St Mirren
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 3/5  odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 10 November


It’s all to play for in Group G as St Mirren and Greenock Morton get ready to do battle in the Renfrewshire derby and move close to qualifying for the knockout stages.


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St Mirren Preview – Can Saints take a big step towards the quarter-finals by defeating their biggest rivals?

Due to a number of postponements in the league, this is just the second game St Mirren are playing since their last match in this competition. It’s been a really frustrating time of it for Jim Goodwin, whose team drew at home to Dundee United on Friday – their first match in nearly a month. Goodwin will therefore be looking forward to these games not only in an attempt to qualify, but also for match sharpness ahead of upcoming league games.

The Saints come into this one in good shape as they sit second on their section but a win here would take them to within touching distance of making the knockout phases.


Our betting prediction:
Over 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 10 November)
A comfortable 4-1 win at home to Partick Thistle in their opening group game was followed by a 2-2 draw away to Queen of the South before getting the bonus points by virtue of winning the penalty shootout. St Mirren will complete their section with a visit to Queens Park at the weekend so it’s very much in their hands.
The biggest issue for Saints in the league – as it has been for a while – is scoring goals. They haven’t scored more than one goal in a league game so far, so the six goals in two games in the League Cup is a welcome change of pace.

Greenock Morton Preview – Will Morton put their league disappointment behind them and spring a derby surprise?

It was all going pretty well for Morton and their manager David Hopkin with a come-from-behind win at home to Ayr in the Championship  to go along with four points from their first two group matches in the League Cup. Right up until they travelled to take on Raith Rovers at the weekend – a match they lost 5-0. It’s a defeat which will sting all concerned and in many ways they couldn’t ask for a better game than a local derby.

Switching focus to this competition and Morton also have their own destiny in their hands.


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Morton’s points in the section have come from a draw against Queen of the South (which they lost on penalties) before a narrow 1-0 victory against Queens Park. This will be the first away game in their section and they finish off with a trip to face Partick Thistle on Saturday.

It’s a really small squad which Hopkin is working with so these midweek cup games are going to stretch their depth. However, this sort of games is one which every single player will want to be playing in.

St Mirren vs Greenock Morton Betting Advice

It’s not only a local derby but it’s one which will be significant in determining who progresses from this section. There’s no doubt that St Mirren are favourites to get the victory with them being the Premiership club and also playing at home. The visitors will relish the underdog tags but have to bounce back after their heavy weekend loss.

Key Facts – St Mirren vs Greenock Morton Betting Tip

  • St Mirren have five points from their first two games to top the section on five points
  • Morton can go above their opponents heading into the final game if they can take three points
  • This will be the first time the old foes have met in over two years


There’s a sense that St Mirren’s performances have not got the points they’ve deserved in the league and with a lack of action of late they should be raring to go in this one. They have more quality and they should make that count by getting all three points.

Best Betting Odds for St Mirren vs Greenock Morton

St Mirren: to win: 3/5 Betvictor
Draw: 3/1 at Betvictor
Greenock Morton: 9/2 at Betvictor