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Livingston make the trip to McDiarmid Park on Saturday for the Premiership showdown with home side St Johnstone.
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St Johnstone will be looking for another win after a 3-1 Premiership triumph against Dundee.
In that game, St Johnstone managed 45% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For St Johnstone, the goals were scored by Chris Kane (31', 39') and Stevie May (46'). On the other side, Dundee got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ryan Sweeney (74') was the scorer for Dundee.
Their most recent results reveal that quality has been evident in the St Johnstone rearguard. St Johnstone have been mean at the back, seeing the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six clashes standing at 4.
Going into this encounter, St Johnstone have not lost a league tie with Livingston in their previous 2 matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against St Mirren in Premiership competition, Livingston and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Livingston had 54% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. St Mirren got 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ethan Erhahon (29') scored for St Mirren.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Livingston has become fairly consistent recently. Checking on their last six games reveals that this has happened 6 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 8 and Livingston have scored 1. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if that trend shall be maintained in this next match or not.
Their previous form shows that Livingston:
- remain unbeaten by St Johnstone when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 10 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 07/03/2020 shows that St Johnstone have won 3 of them and Livingston 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 10 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 from The Saints and 5 coming from Livi Lions. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
The last league contest between the two was Premiership match day 5 on 15/05/2021 and the score finished St Johnstone 0-0 Livingston.
In that match, St Johnstone managed 44% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
For their opponents, Livingston got 2 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Craig Napier.
Team News: St Johnstone
The St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Livingston
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from, the Livingston manager David Martindale does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
We feel that in this game, St Johnstone are likely to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Livingston may well struggle getting on the scoresheet but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring here.
We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for St Johnstone after 90 minutes.
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)
Chairman: Steve Brown
Manager: Callum Davidson
Competitions: Premiership position 8, League Cup (Semi-Finals), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Player: Chris Kane
Mostly used in the Striker position, Chris Kane was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for St Johnstone in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Premiership 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.