SCOTLAND – PREMIERSHIP : St Johnstone vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC match prediction.
St Johnstone vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC : 05/23/22 08:45 PM
Tip St Johnstone – Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC
It is still all to play for as St. Johnstone hosts Inverness CT for the return leg of their promotion/relegation playoff on Monday. This tie is poised at 2-2 from the opening leg played on Friday and there’s a lot of lessons to take going into the return leg. St. Johnstone took control in the opening leg with two goals inside the opening half hour, but slackened towards the end and conceded twice. It was the second straight game in which they conceded two or more goals. With this performance, if you are looking for a team to back defensively, St. Johnstone won’t be one. They have let in six goals in just the last two games, while they have one clean sheet in five matches. At home, they have three wins in five matches though, and they have two clean sheets in six home games. The Friday meeting was St Johnstone’s third straight unbeaten outing against Inverness, and the fourth straight game between the two to produce over 2.5 goals.
Inverness had a great response to going 2-0 down in the first leg, and their fighting spirit came out really well. Reece McAlear, who has lately proven key in finals, scored twice inside seven minutes as the Premiership side seemed to be running away with the game. That brace gave Inverness a lifeline and they should be stronger going into this game, with Daniel Devine and Wallace Duffy returning from suspensions. These two will solidify the team defensively and Inverness will look to bag a fourth clean sheet in five matches. Inverness have drawn each of their last three matches but will hope for an away win here. They are unbeaten in the last three away matches, winning two, and they’ve failed to score in just one of their last five away matches.
Key points St Johnstone – Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC
Inverness have three straight draws ahead of this game.
St. Johnstone are unbeaten in three games against Inverness.
St. Johnstone have three wins in the last five home matches.
Inverness are unbeaten in three straight away games.
Inverness have failed to score in one of their last five away matches.
ConclusionST JOHNSTONE – INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE FC
Both teams will go into this game with a chance to secure a place in the top flight and it is expected to be an all-out fight again. Inverness did well to fight back in the first leg and they carry a good away run to this game. However, they’ve drawn each of their last three games. St. Johnstone have a good home run, winning three of their last four matches there. As these runs clash, we expect the teams to cancel out again and we will back a draw at 90 minutes.