St Mirren vs Motherwell Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 4 December 2019

Under 2.5 goals in Paisley

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ScotlandSt Mirren vs MotherwellScotland
4 December 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 3/4 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 4 December)

St Mirren are bottom of the table but level on points with the two teams directly above them. A win on Wednesday could well see them climb off bottom as a result but they face a very impressive Motherwell team.

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St Mirren Preview – Can St Mirren respond from narrow recent defeats to get a result that takes them off bottom?

Jim Goodwin may not be panicking at his team’s current predicament but there will be plenty of St Mirren fans who will be. Defeats to Hibernian and Aberdeen in the past week have put them back in the automatic relegation spot and it’s now just one win in six matches and three victories all season. Goodwin will take some comfort form the fact his team have been playing well without getting rewards but that can only go so far. Missing penalties to gain valuable points – as they did on Saturday – will be hugely frustrating, especially for a team who are the lowest scorers in the league.

Goodwin will be well aware his team have to starting picking up points on a more regular basis. For as good as Motherwell have been this season this is till a home game that St Mirren have to be getting something from. After this they face Livingston, Hamilton and St Johnstone. Those three clubs are within a point of each other heading into this and could be pivotal in determining who goes into 2020 bottom of the table.

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Motherwell Preview – Will ‘Well end their run of three away defeats in a row and put pressure on third place Aberdeen?

It was back to winning ways for Motherwell at the weekend having lost to Celtic and Hibernian in back-to-back away games before then. A 4-0 win for them at home to St Johnstone without ever really getting to their best is indicative of how efficient this season. That was their fifth win in eight home games and only the top two have scored more. Stephen Robinson will be looking to this game as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways on their travels. They have won three of seven away from home but their most recent was the end of September. Since then it’s three defeats in a row on the road.

With Aberdeen playing Rangers at the same time tomorrow Robinson knows the importance of getting three points here. It would put them level on points with Aberdeen and potentially into third place once again. With some big games to come between now and the winter break that is an obvious objective for ‘Well and they have shown on plenty of occasions already this campaign that they are one of the best sides in the league.

Key-Facts – St Mirren vs Motherwell

  • St Mirren find themselves bottom of the table following back-to-back defeats and in desperate need of finding points, quickly
  • Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell thumped St Johnstne 4-0 at the weekend having lost their previous two matches
  • It was a comfortable 20 win for ‘Well when these sides met at Fir Park back in October

St Mirren vs Motherwell Betting Advice

This game has consequences at both ends of the table. St Mirren could well climb off the bottom with a result whilst a win for Motherwell would keep them on the tails of Aberdeen in the battle for third at the very least. Both managers know the importance of getting a result for their respective ambitions but will be aware of the challenge that the other team poses.

Only Rangers and Hibernian have beaten St Mirren at home this season. They also have the second best home defensive record. Six of the last nine meetings between these teams have had two or less goals scored in them and it’s likely we’ll see another low-scoring game on Wednesday. Five of St Mirren’s seven home matches have went under 2.5 goals and that’s the selection here.