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Aberdeen journey to McDiarmid Park on Wednesday for the Premiership showdown with hosts St Johnstone.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for St Johnstone v Aberdeen can be seen below (including the best match odds).
St Johnstone go into this fixture following a 1-1 Premiership drawn game against Livingston.
In that match, St Johnstone managed 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for St Johnstone was Glenn Middleton (76'). Livingston got 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Jack Fitzwater (90') was the scorer for Livingston.
It has been seldom in recent times where St Johnstone have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that St Johnstone have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 11 goals on the way. That pattern might not follow through into this match, of course.
Going into this one, St Johnstone have not emerged victorious against Aberdeen in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their last game, Aberdeen drew 1-1 in the Premiership tie with Hibernian.
In that match, Aberdeen had 47% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Aberdeen was David Bates (55'). Hibernian had 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Paul McGinn (83') scored for Hibernian.
The stats tell the story, and Aberdeen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in all. Defensively, Aberdeen can certainly do much better.
Pre-game facts show that Aberdeen:
- haven't been beaten by St Johnstone in away games against them for the last 10 matches in the league. An amazing record against them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 26/12/2020 shows us that St Johnstone have won 1 of these games & Aberdeen 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
8 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 3 of them for The Saints and 5 created by The Dons. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
Team News: St Johnstone
The St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Aberdeen
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin to contend with. Michael Devlin (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, St Johnstone may not find it easy to put one past this Aberdeen side who we think will likely emerge victorious.
We’re therefore anticipating a 0-1 winning margin for Aberdeen at full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: McDiarmid Park (10,696)
Captain: Liam Gordon
Chairman: Steve Brown
Manager: Callum Davidson
Competitions: Premiership position 11, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Key Player: Chris Kane
Customarily played in the Striker position, Chris Kane was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for St Johnstone in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 18 appearances.