Partick Thistle vs Motherwell Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Partick Thistle
Motherwell

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Tip Reasoning

Motherwell are sitting in seventh place in the Scottish Premiership, and they’re now waiting for the Scottish Cup final later this month. They found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-1 thrashing against St Johnstone on Saturday, which raises questions over their motivation in the final stages of the league campaign. Meanwhile, their opponents Partick are in a very different position, as they look to avoid a relegation play-off and secure their top flight status. Can Partick claim a victory in their final home match of the season?

The hosts will be hoping to avoid a meeting with Championship opposition, and wrap up their campaign this weekend. After last season’s top half finish, dropping in to the bottom two would be an awful finish for Thistle. In order to move away to safety, they need to close the three point gap to 10th placed Hamilton, the only side they can realistically overtake this term.

Part of the issue for the hosts is their poor goal difference, which effectively means they are an extra point behind the Accies. Thistle have scored just 30 goals in 36 matches this season, and average of 0.83 per game. They’ve managed to score more than once on just six occasions at their own ground, which obviously has left them struggling for results in the league.

Motherwell have a similar problem on their travels, as they’ve hit just 0.94 goals per game on the road. As a result, it’s hard to expect a high scoring meeting between these two sides. Four of the last five encounters between them at this ground have seen fewer than three goals scored, and with both of these struggling up front we don’t expect that streak to change on Tuesday. While Well are coming off the back of a hammering, they tend to keep things quite tight, and that should be the case against one of the lowest scoring sides in the division.

Partick come in to this clash having seen under 2.5 goals land in 61% of their home matches, including three of their last four. Meanwhile, Motherwell have seen over 2.5 land in only 39% of their Premiership outings. The visitors have also seen fewer than three goals in seven of their last eight away, which has us backing under 2.5 in this clash, while we’re backing Partick to push for survival with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

 

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