Partick Thistle - St Johnstone Betting Preview: Magical May can make the difference for Saints

Alan Archibald's men are still looking for their first home win of the campaign and our Scottish tipster is backing the away side's star striker to find the net on Tuesday night
Partick Thistle will continue their search for a first home league win of the season when they welcome St Johnstone to Firhill for Tuesday’s Scottish Premiership clash.

Alan Archibald’s men were held to a 1-1 draw against fellow strugglers Kilmarnock at the weekend and can be backed at 9/5 (2.80) with William Hill to claim all three points against Tommy Wright’s Saints here.

St Johnstone have won just one of their 10 Scottish Premiership matches on the road thus far this term and can be backed at 6/4 (2.50) with William Hill to emerge victorious while the same firm go 11/5 (3.20) that Tuesday’s tussle ends in stalemate.

It is worth noting that Partick have managed just eight league goals on home turf so far this season while Saints have scored just six on the road so those expecting a goal-laden encounter may well be left disappointed here.

With that in mind, it is somewhat unsurprising that William Hill offer just 4/6 (1.67) that Tuesday’s clash features fewer than three goals while the same firm offer 19/20 (1.95) that either side fails to hit the target.

If goals are to flow, the visitors are likely to rely heavily on star striker Stevie May to grab the goals for the Saints.

The 21-year-old front man has netted 15 goals for Tommy Wright’s men thus far this term, including a weekend hat-trick against Heart of Midlothian and May looks excellent value at 4/1 (5.0) with William Hill to break the deadlock against the Jags.

The same firm offer an even money (2.0) quote for the St Johnstone striker to find the net at any time and that price is hugely tempting against a side that has kept just three clean sheets in 26 competitive fixtures this term.

Saints’ away record is sure to be a cause for concern for Tommy Wright but Stevie May can prove to be the difference between the sides and the even money (2.0) quote from William Hill for the in-form striker to net at any time is the recommended play for punters here.

Stevie May to score at any time at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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