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Motherwell take on visitors St Johnstone at Fir Park Stadium in the Premiership match on Saturday.
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Motherwell won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-4 Premiership defeat last time out to Hamilton Academical.
In that game, Motherwell managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Motherwell was Mark O'Hara (68'). For their opponents, Hamilton Academical got 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Bruce Anderson (7'), Ross Callachan (19'), Marios Ogkmpoe (31') and David Moyo (64') scored for Hamilton Academical.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Motherwell haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Steelmen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals on the way. Putting that to one side, time will tell if the trend might be sustained in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Motherwell haven't been beaten in the league by St Johnstone in their previous 2 games.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Celtic in Premiership competition, St Johnstone will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, St Johnstone had 36% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for St Johnstone was Shaun Rooney (50'). Celtic got 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Odsonne Édouard (60', 62') scored for Celtic.
Callum Davidson's St Johnstone have turned their attacks into goals 9 times throughout their previous six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 6.
Coming into this clash, St Johnstone have left without a victory over Motherwell when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 28/09/2019 shows us that Motherwell have won 3 of these and St Johnstone 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them for The Steelmen and 5 for The Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
Team News: Motherwell
Trevor Carson (Knee Injury) and Scott Fox (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Motherwell manager Graham Alexander.
Team News: St Johnstone
With a completely injury-free group available for selection, St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
Here, we’re thinking that Motherwell might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this St Johnstone team who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore see a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for St Johnstone when all is said and done.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fir Park Stadium (13,677)
Captain: Declan Gallagher
Chairman: Jim McMahon
Manager: Graham Alexander
Competitions: Premiership position 9
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