Trakai vs St Johnstone: Saints may struggle again

Trakai vs St Johnstone: Saints may struggle again

Kick Off: 1700, 06/07/2017

Stadium: LFF Stadionas

Trakai created a favourable impression in the first leg of their Europa League tie with St Johnstone and look a value bet to claim victory again in Lithuania.

Saints were left to rue a few missed chances at McDiarmid Park but Tommy Wright admitted his team had been technically inferior in a 2-1 defeat.

Their opponents hung on with 10 men at the end and appeal at 9/5 for a second success in our Trakai vs St Johnstone betting tips.

A Look At Trakai’s Betting Odds

Trakai travelled to Scotland with a couple of highly-rated forwards in Oscar Dorley and Maksim Maksimov and they did not disappoint.

Liberian teenager Dorley was particularly impressive, causing the Saints defence plenty of problems, and is expected to be even more of a handful on home turf.

“Every one of the teams in this competition are all probably technically better than us, that’s why we can’t allow them time on the ball,” moaned Wright. “We didn’t get in about them enough in the first half.”

Reversing that trend will not be easy and we like 19/2 for the hosts to win 2-1 again from the Trakai vs St Johnstone odds.

A Look At St Johnstone’s Betting Odds

Joe Shaughnessy’s header from a corner kept St Johnstone in this tie, while Liam Craig, Graham Cummings, Blair Alston and Stefan Scougall all had other chances.

That ability to open up the Trakai defence will give the Scottish Premiership side some hope of turning things around in Vilnius.

“We will have to be better in the second leg and I think we will be better,” added Wright. “The two away goals is a huge advantage for them but I wouldn’t rule us out.”

We think Saints will give it a good go, but still prefer 9/2 for a home win and both teams to score for our Trakai vs St Johnstone predictions.

Additional stats

First-leg result

ST JOHNSTONE 1-2 TRAKAI – Joe Shaughnessy & Maksim Maksimov, Vaidotas Silenas

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