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Motherwell will arrive at The SMISA Stadium on Saturday for the Premiership meeting with home team St Mirren.
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St Mirren prepare for this game following a 1-1 Premiership drawn match vs Kilmarnock.
In that game, St Mirren had 60% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Kilmarnock had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Danny Whitehall (12') and Danny Rogers (90' Own goal) scored for Kilmarnock.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that St Mirren have kept a clean sheet. In fact, The Buddies have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals on the way. Still, it remains to be seen whether that trend might be replicated here in this game.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Hamilton Academical in Premiership competition, Motherwell will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Motherwell managed 64% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Hamilton Academical got 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Lee Hodson (10'), Ross Callachan (49') and Callum Smith (65') scored for Hamilton Academical.
The attacking players from Motherwell have failed to get amongst the goals in their past six encounters, contributing the poor return of only 2. In those fixtures, The Steelmen have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10.
Coming into this clash, Motherwell have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 05/10/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with St Mirren winning 2 of those games, Motherwell 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 of them for The Buddies and 11 coming from The Steelmen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
Team News: St Mirren
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Motherwell
Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has a number of players out of action. Liam Donnelly (Knee Surgery), Trevor Carson (Knee Injury) and Scott Fox (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We think that Motherwell may not find it easy to score against this St Mirren side who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for St Mirren at full-time.
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: Sam Foley
Chairman: Gordon Scott
Manager: Jim Goodwin
Competitions: Premiership position 7, League Cup (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Lee Erwin
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Lee Erwin was born in Bellshill, Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Arbroath in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 17 appearances.