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St Johnstone take on away team Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park in the Premiership game on Thursday.
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St Johnstone will be looking for another win after a 1-2 Premiership triumph versus Kilmarnock.
In that game, St Johnstone had 55% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For St Johnstone, goals were scored by David Wotherspoon (85') and Michael O'Halloran (90'). On the other side, Kilmarnock had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Aaron Tshibola (61') was the scorer for Kilmarnock.
St Johnstone haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 vs opponents during the course of their last six outings. In those games, The Saints have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 6. We will see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their past results show that St Johnstone:
- have not lost a league tie with Aberdeen in their previous 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Rangers in Premiership action, Aberdeen and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
On the other side, Rangers got 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Ryan Kent (21') scored for Rangers.
Showing their partiality to eventful matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the last 6 games in which Aberdeen have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have got 9 of these goals.
Heading into this contest, Aberdeen are undefeated by St Johnstone in away games against them for the last 6 league games. An impressive run.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 15/09/2018 shows us that St Johnstone have won 2 of these games & Aberdeen 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 11 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for The Saints and 5 being from The Dons. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Premiership match day 25 on 05/02/2020 when it finished Aberdeen 0-1 St Johnstone.
The match was refereed by Kevin Clancy.
Team News: St Johnstone
St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
It seems likely that The Saints will probably line up in a 4-4-2 system this time featuring Elliott Parish, Scott Tanser, Jason Kerr, Liam Gordon, Shaun Rooney, Craig Conway, Liam Craig, Alistair McCann, Danny McNamara, Callum Hendry and Michael O'Halloran.
Team News: Aberdeen
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has multiple availability issues to deal with. Michael Devlin (Hamstring Injury), Sam Cosgrove (Knee Injury) and Ryan Edmondson (Ankle Injury) will miss out on this game.
We reckon that The Dons could decide to utilise a 4-4-1-1 lineup, choosing Joe Lewis, Ronald Hernández, Scott Mckenna, Ashton Taylor, Shaleum Logan, Jonathan Hayes, Funso Ojo, Lewis Ferguson, Matthew Kennedy, Craig Bryson and Bruce Anderson.
Aberdeen and St Johnstone could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: McDiarmid Park (10,696)
Captain: Jason Kerr
Chairman: Steve Brown
Manager: Callum Davidson
Competitions: Premiership position 9