FootyMAD's Dunfermline Athletic match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v Dunfermline Athletic fixture

St. Johnstone prepare to entertain Dunfermline Athletic at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 63 games played, Saints have recorded 28 wins, and Dunfermline A. have come away with 20 victories.

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

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 01 NovDunfermline A.1 - 2St. JohnstoneSCD1
2008/2009Sat 16 AugSt. Johnstone0-3Dunfermline A.SCD1
2007/2008Sat 29 MarSt. Johnstone1 - 1Dunfermline A.SCD1
2007/2008Sat 19 JanDunfermline A.0 - 1St. JohnstoneSCD1
2007/2008Sun 25 NovDunfermline A.2 - 3St. JohnstoneSCC
2007/2008Sat 10 NovSt. Johnstone0 - 0Dunfermline A.SCD1
2007/2008Sun 02 SepDunfermline A.0 - 0St. JohnstoneSCD1

Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Saints score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

Dunfermline A.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Pars, and 7 goals against.

St. Johnstone are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 20 games giving them a return of 37 points. Dunfermline A. are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 32 points from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
St. Johnstone6231339
Dunfermline A.632110711

FootyMad's prediction ...

St. Johnstone are starting to turn McDiarmid Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Dunfermline A. 7 games since last away draw.