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St Mirren will be hosting visiting club Livingston at The SMISA Stadium in the Premiership meeting on Saturday.
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St Mirren will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 4-0 Premiership defeat in their last game at the hands of Dundee.
In that match, St Mirren managed 58% possession and 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Dundee got 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Amadou Bakayoko (16', 57'), Zak Rudden (45') and Zach Robinson (85') scored for Dundee.
Fixtures involving St Mirren have proved to be engaging affairs recently with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of these being chalked up by St Mirren. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Their past results show that St Mirren:
- are unbeaten in the league by Livingston in their last 11 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Rangers in Premiership competition, Livingston and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Livingston had 32% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Rangers had 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Cyriel Dessers (26') and James Tavernier (75') scored for Rangers.
In 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Livingston, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell works out to a paltry 2, with the average goals for Livi Lions equalling 0.5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Livingston:
- have not beaten St Mirren when having played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. Very poor away form.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/02/2022 tells us that St Mirren have won 2 of these and Livingston 0, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 of them from The Buddies and 4 for Livi Lions. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Premiership match day 4 on 02/09/2023 when the final score was Livingston 1-1 St Mirren.
On that day, Livingston managed 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Luiyi de Lucas (89').
St Mirren got 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Stav Nahmani (96') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Nick Walsh.
Team News: St Mirren
The St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully healthy group to pick from.
It’s our opinion that The Buddies should go for a 3-4-3 formation in the match with Zach Hemming, Marcus Fraser, Alexandros Gogic, Richard Taylor, James Bolton, Ryan Flynn, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Scott Tanser, Conor McMenamin, Mikael Mandron and Greg Kiltie.
Team News: Livingston
Thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Livingston manager David Martindale has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We are inclined to think that Livi Lions seem most likely to elect for a 3-4-1-2 lineup, starting the game with Shamal George, Luiyi de Lucas, Michael Devlin, Sean Kelly, James Penrice, Scott Pittman, Andrew Shinnie, Cristian Montano, Mo Sangare, Joel Nouble and Bruce Anderson.
Our assessment is that St Mirren can create the chances to score more than once when they face Livingston, who won’t find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for St Mirren at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The SMISA Stadium (7,937)
Captain: Mark O'Hara
Chairman: John Needham
Manager: Stephen Robinson
Competitions: Premiership position 3
🔑 Key Player: Greg Kiltie
Normally deployed in the Left Wing position, Greg Kiltie was born in Irvine, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Kilmarnock in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Premiership 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 12 appearances.