All You Need to Know Ahead of St. Johnstone vs Arbroath

Callum Davidson's St. Johnstone take on Dick Campbell's Arbroath today away at Gayfield in the League Cup round of 16 with a quarter-final place up for grabs.

[Saints are current holders of the now named 'Premier Sports' Cup]


Saints come into this one off the back of Thursday night's monumental clash with Galatasaray, whereas Arboath drew 2-2 with Ayr United last Saturday.


Cup holders St. Johnstone will be out to defend their title today and go on another astounding cup run.


Here is all you need to know ahead of today's game:


Where Can I Watch?


The only legal available way to watch the match live is by going to Abroath in person today. There will be no PPV stream offered by either club.

[Key supporter information for today's game]


Other than that your best bet would be the highlights which will be published later in the day.


Head-to-head


The only recent game between Arbroath and St. Johnstone was actually only a matter of weeks ago in pre-season as Saints ran out 4-1 winners away at Gayfield. The home side started the game much better than the double winners but the quality in the Perth squad shone through over the course of the game.


The game before that was a 2-0 St. Johnstone friendly win 2011!

[The line-up when the sides met in 2011 - a few familiar faces!]


Well you wait ages for a game against Arbroath and 2 come along at once..


Team News


St. Johnstone


Saints will still likely be without Craig Bryson and Charlie Gilmour who remain injured whilst Wotherspoon also misses out as he is isolating.


Callum Davidson has no suspensions and Glenn Middleton will be straight into the squad for today's game.


Predicted Line-up


Clark

Rooney

Kerr

Gordon

Muller

Devine

Davidson

McCann Ballantyne

Middleton

May


Formation: 5-2-3


Following an intense couple of matches against Galatasaray I would expect Callum Davidson to make a whole raft of changes and if Bryson or Gilmour are able to play then they would likely start. You would think that there will be plenty rotation

[St. Johnstone have had 2 intense encounters with Galatasaray]


Arbroath


Arbroath will have a full squad available for today's game and have no suspensions to worry about off the back of their opening 2 league fixtures.


Predicted Line-up


Gaston

Hamilton

Little

O'Brien

Hamilton

Stewart

Low

Clark

McKenna

Henderson

Nouble


Formation: 4-4-2


Arbroath will likely play a full strength side today as they have had no midweek football to worry about and will fancy their chances at home in the cup of providing an upset.

[Arbroath will want to bounce back from a disappointing opening 2 games]


Score Prediction: Arbroath1-3 St. Johnstone


Arbroath can play some nice football, everyone loves Dick Campbell and they have a great work ethic. It won't be an easy match and I certainly don't see us rolling them over as some may suspect.


However, St. Johnstone should have enough quality to see the tie out and get our name in the hat for the next round.


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