This really hasn’t been a good season for Motherwell. Just a few short seasons ago they managed back-to-back runners-up positions in the top-flight but they now languish dangerously close to the bottom of the table and could fall even further this weekend.
Changed days to when the Steelmen finished second only to Celtic in 2012/13 and 2013/14. Indeed Motherwell’s Michael Higdon actually finished the season as top scorer just four years ago with some 26 goals to his name, just six short of the amount that Motherwell have managed in total this season so far.
This doesn’t bode too well ahead of this weekend’s home game against high-flying St Johnstone. The Saints have enjoyed a relatively successful season, at least by their own standards and sit comfortably in fifth place with seven points separating them from Partick Thistle. They have been a mixed bag of late but managed an excellent 2-0 win over Dundee FC at the weekend and will certainly be confident of collecting all three points at Fir Park on Saturday afternoon.
Indeed Tommy Wright’s men have been pretty strong away from home of late with recent wins at Partick Thistle and Ross County. They came agonisingly close to securing a valuable point against Rangers at Ibrox earlier this month but for the Light Blues to score in added time to deny the Saints a share of the spoils.
As regards this weekend’s match, we cannot make a case for the home side given their poor form both at home and away. The Steelmen have lost their last three home games with ten goals conceded and just one in reply, therefore we’ll be backing St Johnstone to win this weekend and also to keep a clean sheet into the bargain.