FM Preview: St. Johnstone v Inverness Caledonian Thistle 02 Jan 2011

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v Inverness Caledonian Thistle fixture

St. Johnstone play host to Inverness Caledonian Thistle at McDiarmid Park on Sunday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 3 of the previous 4 games.

The last time the two teams met at St. Johnstone was back in March 2004, over five years ago, as the Saints squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Scottish Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctInverness CT1 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2004/2005Sun 09 JanInverness CT1 - 0St. JohnstoneSFAC
2003/2004Sat 15 MayInverness CT3 - 1St. JohnstoneSCD1
2003/2004Sat 13 MarSt. Johnstone3-2Inverness CTSCD1
2003/2004Sat 27 DecInverness CT1 - 0St. JohnstoneSCD1
2003/2004Sat 23 AugSt. Johnstone1 - 2Inverness CTSCD1
2002/2003Sat 03 MayInverness CT1 - 2St. JohnstoneSCD1

Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Saints have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Inverness CT however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Caley Thistle, and 11 goals against.

St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 18 points from their 17 games played so far, Inverness CT lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 27 from their 19 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Johnstone6213397
Inverness CT613210116

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at McDiarmid Park for the Saints and the Madmen are unable to see past Inverness CT claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Inverness CT Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.