FM Preview: Motherwell v St. Johnstone 28 Jan 2012

Last updated : 27 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Motherwell v St. Johnstone fixture

St. Johnstone face a trip to Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 14 of the 61 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Dec St. Johnstone 0 - 3 Motherwell Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Motherwell 0 - 3 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Motherwell 3 - 0 St. Johnstone Scottish F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Wed 26 Jan St. Johnstone 1 - 0 Motherwell Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Motherwell 4 - 0 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep St. Johnstone 0 - 2 Motherwell Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 06 Mar St. Johnstone 1 - 2 Motherwell Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Motherwell are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the 'Well in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of St. Johnstone however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Saints, and 10 goals against.

Motherwell's total of 38 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

St. Johnstone lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 35 from their 23 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Motherwell 6 2 1 3 8 8 7
St. Johnstone 6 4 0 2 11 7 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

St. Johnstone are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Motherwell. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Motherwell 4 games since last home draw.
St. Johnstone 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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