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Hibernian will be the visitors at The Simple Digital Arena on Saturday for the Premiership game with hosts St Mirren.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for St Mirren v Hibernian are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
St Mirren will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Premiership losing effort in their last game against St Johnstone.
In that game, St Mirren had 52% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, St Johnstone had 21 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Stevie May (72') scored for St Johnstone.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where St Mirren have been involved. Regarding the goal attribution during that period, their opponents scored a total of 5 while The Buddies managed the sum of 4. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be sustained here in this game.
Coming into this clash, St Mirren have not emerged victorious against Hibernian in their previous 7 league games.
After tasting defeat last time out to Aberdeen in Premiership action, Hibernian and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Hibernian had 53% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Aberdeen got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Lewis Ferguson (39') scored for Aberdeen.
A run of hard-working performances by the Hibernian defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings combined. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Hibernian:
- are undefeated by St Mirren when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results going back to 29/09/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for St Mirren. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all while Hibernian have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 67% of those ties.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 from The Buddies and 11 created by The Hibees. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league fixture between these sides was Premiership match day 24 on 01/02/2020 when the final score was Hibernian 2-2 St Mirren.
The referee was David Munro.
Team News: St Mirren
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully injury-free group to pick from.
It’s our opinion that The Buddies look set to line up in a 3-5-2 formation this time and select Jak Alnwick, Marcus Fraser, Conor McCarthy, Richard Tait, Ilkay Durmus, Sam Foley, Jamie McGrath, Nathan Sheron, Kyle McAllister, Jonathan Obika and Junior Morias.
Team News: Hibernian
Thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from, Hibernian boss Jack Ross doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
From our viewpoint, The Hibees will likely elect for a 3-5-2 lineup, starting the game with Ofir Marciano, Paul Hanlon, Ryan Porteous, Paul McGinn, Martin Boyle, Melker Hallberg, Scott Allan, Joe Newell, Chris Doig, Christian Doidge and Drey Wright.
We’re of the view that St Mirren will really need to work well to break down this Hibernian lineup who we reckon will score & stay on top.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-1 win for Hibernian at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Simple Digital Arena (7,937)
Captain: Kyle Magennis
Chairman: Gordon Scott
Manager: Jim Goodwin
Competitions: Premiership position 6, League Cup (Group G)
🔑 Star Player: Jonathan Obika
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Jonathan Obika was born in Enfield, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Yeovil Town in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.