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The Premiership tie at McDiarmid Park on Saturday will see home side St Johnstone take on St Mirren.
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St Johnstone go into this game after a 2-2 Premiership draw vs Dundee United.
In that match, St Johnstone managed 50% possession and 24 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For St Johnstone, goals were scored by Guy Melamed (16') and Chris Kane (38'). Dundee United got 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Louis Appéré (9') scored for Dundee United.
It has not been often in recent times where St Johnstone haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Saints have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals along the way.
Going into this contest, St Johnstone are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Previously, St Mirren drew 1-1 in the Premiership match with Motherwell.
In that match, St Mirren managed 48% possession and 16 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for St Mirren was Jamie McGrath (79'). At the other end, Motherwell had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Devante Cole (27') was the scorer for Motherwell.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games involving St Mirren, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell works out to a meagre 2.33, with the average goals for The Buddies equalling 1.17. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that St Mirren:
- have left without a victory over St Johnstone in away games against them for the last 5 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 27/04/2019 tells us that St Johnstone have won 1 of these & St Mirren 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 10 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Saints and 6 created by The Buddies. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
Team News: St Johnstone
St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: St Mirren
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
Our assessment here is that St Mirren will have to play well to score against this St Johnstone side who we think might well gain the upper hand.
We therefore see a very even match with a 1-0 winning margin for St Johnstone at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: McDiarmid Park (10,696)
Captain: Jason Kerr
Chairman: Steve Brown
Manager: Callum Davidson
Competitions: Premiership position 9, League Cup (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: David Wotherspoon
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, David Wotherspoon was born in Perth, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Hibernian in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 3 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.