Date : 25 JULY 2019
Time : 02 : 45 AM
Match : St.Johnstone vs Brechin
After suffering defeats in each of their opening matches, only a victory will do for either side on Wednesday and even that might not be enough to keep them in the race to qualify for the knockout stages if second-placed Forfar Athletic win at Ross County.
St. Johnstone took the lead at home to Ross County in Sunday’s League Cup group game when Tanser converted an eighth-minute penalty. However, it proved to be a false dawn for the home side as Ross County scored twice before the first half came to a close and held on in the second to secure a 2-1 win. Brechin City’s last League Cup group game also came against Ross County, as the League Two side were given a footballing lesson in their own backyard by the Premiership team. Stewart scored two first-half goals for Ross County and McKay and Spittal added further goals during the second forty-five as the visitors claimed a comfortable and convincing 4-0 victory.
The head to head record between these two clubs, their form, and their status in Scottish football, all suggest that St. Johnstone will win to nil on Wednesday. St. Johnstone might have lost their opening two matches in the League Cup but they are a Premiership side and should have the class and quality to outplay League Two Brechin City in all departments. St. Johnstone have won five of their last seven matches against Brechin City and three of those wins have been accompanied by a clean sheet. St. Johnstone have won two of their last five matches, while Brechin City have lost all of their last five matches. Brechin City have also failed to score in any of their last four matches, which is why we’re backing a 2-0 win for St. Johnstone on Wednesday.
Tanser is the scorer of St. Johnstone’s one and only goal in the League Cup so far this season, while Brechin City are yet to score in the competition following heavy defeats to Ross County and Forfar Athletic. We’re confident that St. Johnstone will win to nil on Wednesday and have predicted a final scoreline of 2-0. The Premiership side have the home advantage and a great head to head record over their League Two guests, and the visitors have struggled for goals and have a leaky defence, so we can only see this match ending one way.
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