Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Predictions

Jon Wilde 26 Jul 2019
  • Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone predictions for their Scottish League Cup match on Saturday

  • We are backing St Johnstone to win this Group B fixture at Station Park

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Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Score Prediction

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Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Match Info

Date: Saturday July 27 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Station Park
Referee: Euan Anderson

Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

July 28 2018 (League Cup): Forfar 1-3 St Johnstone
February 8 2014 (Scottish Cup): Forfar 0-4 St Johnstone
January 18 2010 (Scottish Cup): Forfar 0-3 St Johnstone

Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 54
Forfar Athletic wins: 9
St Johnstone wins: 36
Draws: 9

Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Stats

  • This is the fourth Scottish League Cup match between these clubs, St Johnstone having won two and the other being a draw
  • St Johnstone have won their last 10 games against Forfar in all competitions
  • Forfar’s latest home win over St Johnstone was in 1985

Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Match Preview

It’s no surprise that one of these teams is all but out of the Scottish League Cup and the other has a fair chance of reaching the knockout stage – but it’s not the way round you’d expect.

St Johnstone were the original favourites to win Group B but they are on the brink of elimination with one match to play, losing their opening two games before just about keeping themselves alive thanks to a 4-0 home win over Brechin City on Wednesday.

Saints’ rivals in the Premiership, Ross County, have swept through this pool with four victories out of four to secure top spot, leaving St Johnstone battling to overtake Forfar for second place which could also yield a berth in the round of 16.

The problem for St Johnstone, however, is that even if they win at Station Park, six points is highly unlikely to take them through. Their fate would hinge upon three other clubs, all of whom would only need a draw to ensure Tommy Wright’s side make an early exit.

Forfar, who are two divisions below Saints, won their first two matches and then lost 2-0 away to Ross County. They will know a victory here puts them right in the mix to qualify as one of the four best runners-up, and avoiding defeat would leave them urgently checking the results from other venues to establish their fate.

Having found their form with that trouncing of Brechin, we think St Johnstone will win here – but ultimately that is likely to mean both these clubs going no further in the League Cup.

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Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Betting Tips

St Johnstone to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 11/10 with Coral
Draw HT/St Johnstone FT @ 19/5 with Unibet

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    Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Predictions

    Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Match Info Date: Saturday July 27 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Station Park Referee: Euan Anderson Forfar Athletic vs St Johnstone Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches July 28 2018 (League Cup): Forfar 1-3 St Johnstone February 8 2014 (Scottish Cup): Forfar 0-4 St Johnstone January 18 2010 (Scottish Cup):…