Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC vs St Johnstone : 05/20/22 08:45 PM
Tip Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC – St Johnstone
Inverness FC welcomes St. Johnstone to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium for this first leg match in the promotional/ relegation final. Inverness finished in third position in the Scottish championship which is the second tier football league in the country. Teams finishing in positions two to four go into a playoff where the winner of the three team goes into the final. Inverness beat Partick Thistle in the quarter finals over two legs and then beat Arbroath in the semi-finals. It was a titanic battle in the semis with both legs ending goalless before Inverness won the tie on penalties. They have only lost once in their last 12 matches across all competitions. They have very impressive home record winning five of their last six matches with one draw. Inverness are looking to return to the Premiership for the first time since the 2016/17 season.
St. Johnstone finished the regular season in the Scottish Premiership in 11th position, six points clear of relegated Dundee FC but also six points behind 10th placed Aberdeen. One of the main reasons for their dismal season was their away record where they won only three of their 19 matches. St. Johnstone scored a paltry nine goals in those matches on the road at an average of under 0.5 goals per match. They will fancy their chances against Inverness as they have won the last two matches between the sides. St. Johnstone have only won one of their last six matches in the league.
Key points Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC – St Johnstone
In three of Inverness last four matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have kept clean sheet in five of their last six home matches.
Only once in Inverness last six matches has both teams scored.
In four of St. Johnstone’s last five matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have not won in their last eight away matches.
ConclusionINVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE FC – ST JOHNSTONE
Inverness will be banking on getting an advantage at home as they have been miserly in defence. St. Johnstone will be looking to improve on their away form which has been their Achilles heel this season. It will not be easy for the visitors as their attack will struggle against the home team’s defence. This match will be a closely fought affair with few chances therefore we are backing Inverness to win or draw this match.