The Premiership fixture at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Aberdeen ready themselves for the visit of St Johnstone.
Our Aberdeen v St Johnstone predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Aberdeen will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Motherwell.
In that game, Aberdeen had 75% possession and 21 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. On the other side, Motherwell had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Kevin van Veen (26') and Juhani Ojala (59') scored for Motherwell.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Aberdeen haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Aberdeen have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Analysis of their past results shows that Aberdeen:
- have not lost a league tie with St Johnstone in their previous 4 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Rangers in Premiership action, St Johnstone and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, St Johnstone managed 30% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for St Johnstone was Michael O'Halloran (51'). Rangers got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Kemar Roofe (58') and James Tavernier (79') scored for Rangers.
The numbers tell their own story, and St Johnstone have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. Defensively, St Johnstone have not been doing too well. Still, time will tell if that trend will be maintained in this next match.
Their past results show that St Johnstone:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes going back to 24/11/2019 shows us that Aberdeen have won 3 of these & St Johnstone 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 8 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for The Dons and 3 created by The Saints. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Premiership match day 1 on 10/04/2021 and the score finished St Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen.
That time, St Johnstone had 43% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, Aberdeen got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Jonny Hayes (52') scored.
The match was refereed by John Beaton.
Team News: Aberdeen
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Michael Devlin (Ankle Surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: St Johnstone
Owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
In our view, St Johnstone may well find it hard to breach the defence of this Aberdeen side who should be able to grind out a win.
That’s why we have predicted a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Aberdeen at the end of the 90.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium (20,866)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Dave Cormack
Manager: Stephen Glass
Competitions: Premiership position 6, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Christian Ramírez
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Christian Ramírez was born in Garden Grove, USA. After having made a senior debut playing for Minnesota United in the 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 5 appearances.