FootyMAD's Gretna match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v Gretna fixture

St. Johnstone prepare to entertain Gretna at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Out of their two previous meetings, the Saints have drawn one game and lost the other.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at McDiarmid Park was earlier this season, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 02 DecGretna2 - 0St. JohnstoneSCD1
2006/2007Sat 14 OctSt. Johnstone3-3GretnaSCD1
2005/2006Sat 07 JanSt. Johnstone0 - 1GretnaSFAC

Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 8 conceded.

Gretna's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Black and Whites pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.

St. Johnstone are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 37 points from 22 games. Gretna are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division One, with their 23 games giving them a return of 49 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

St. Johnstone are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Gretna will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Gretna Undefeated in last 4 away games.
8 games since last defeat.