St Mirren journey to Tannadice Park on Saturday for the Premiership tie with hosts Dundee United.
View all of the Dundee United v St Mirren predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Dundee United will be looking for an improved result here following the 4-0 Premiership defeat last time out to Rangers.
In that game, Dundee United had 39% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Rangers got 24 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Ryan Kent (13'), James Tavernier (39'), Kemar Roofe (68') and Scott Arfield (87') scored for Rangers.
A recurring trait of more recent Dundee United games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a losing one.
Ahead of this clash, Dundee United haven’t won at home in the past 4 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Celtic in Premiership action, St Mirren will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, St Mirren had 23% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for St Mirren was Lee Erwin (3'). Celtic had 17 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Shane Duffy (21') and James Forrest (36') scored for Celtic.
It is worth noting that St Mirren have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those matches, The Buddies have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 10. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might continue on in this game.
Coming into this meeting, St Mirren haven't won against Dundee United when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. Not good.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 04/11/2017 shows that Dundee United have won 3 of them and St Mirren 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Tangerines and 5 netted by The Buddies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
In this match, St Mirren should be able to break down this Dundee United side, although that might not be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 win for Dundee United after 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tannadice Park (14,223)
Captain: Mark Reynolds
Chairman: Mark Ogren
Manager: Micky Mellon
Competitions: Premiership position 8, League Cup (Group C)
⭐ Star Player: Nicky Clark
Normally taking up the Striker position, Nicky Clark was born in Bellshill, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Peterhead in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date in 7 appearances.