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St Johnstone vs Annan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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St Johnstone vs Annan Athletic Predictions

St Johnstone -1 handicap at 4/6 – ★☆

St Johnstone to win 3-1 at 10/1  – ★☆☆


  • St Johnstone won without reply in three of their last four competitive home games.
  • Three tiers of the Scottish footballing pyramid separate these sides.
  • Annan conceded 2+ goals in four of their last five competitive away games.

St Johnstone can ease their way into the season

After only maintaining their top-flight status thanks to a successful relegation play-off final against Inverness last season, St Johnstone look to kick off this competitive campaign in a positive manner as they welcome League Two opponents, Annan Athletic.

Looking to maintain their momentum from the end of last season, St Johnstone will believe that they can build upon their four wins across their last five competitive home games, three of which came without reply.

Notably, those wins all came against much tougher opponents than this Annan side, so the short odds around a home win may well be justified, yet that also indicates that we must look elsewhere to find value.

Annan look to spring a surprise

Annan began this League Cup campaign in fine style by shocking higher-tier opponents Queen of the South (League One) with a 3-2 win, though coming from behind to eventually win in the 87th minute against tier three opposition inspires little confidence about their chances against a Premiership side.

The visitors have now conceded at least twice in four of their last five competitive away games and this is exactly what we predict will happen again with our main selection of St Johnstone -1 goal. As for the correct score, an entertaining 3-1 home win could be a likely outcome in this encounter.

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