FM Preview: St. Johnstone v St. Mirren 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v St. Mirren fixture

St. Johnstone prepare to entertain St. Mirren at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 10 of the 50 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at McDiarmid Park was earlier this season, the Saints carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 11 DecSt. Mirren1 - 2St. JohnstoneSPL
2010/2011Sat 18 SepSt. Johnstone2-1St. MirrenSPL
2009/2010Sat 17 AprSt. Johnstone2 - 2St. MirrenSPL
2009/2010Wed 10 FebSt. Mirren1 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2009/2010Sat 19 DecSt. Johnstone1 - 0St. MirrenSPL
2009/2010Sat 12 SepSt. Mirren1 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2007/2008Tue 18 MarSt. Mirren1 - 3St. JohnstoneSFAC

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 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

St. Mirren's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Buddies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 22 points from their 19 games played so far, St. Mirren are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Johnstone63215411
St. Mirren6213887

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from St. Johnstone at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Saints will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone 13 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
St. Mirren 4 games since last away draw.