On Wednesday night, Scottish Premiership will close the 30th matchday encounter with St. Johnstone Football Club against the Saint Mirren Football Club. The game should have been played on 16 March, but was canceled after long and heavy rains. Now the match will be made up in the international break. In the duel, the table ninth of the Scottish League receives the bottom of the table. St. Johnstone has been waiting for a win for nine competitive games. During this period, there were eight defeats and only one draw. With four games left to go before the division of the league, the Saints have seven points behind the first round of the championship round. With a victory in the catch-up game, the men from Perth could shorten the gap to four points.
St. Johnstone vs. St. Mirren Football Betting Tips
With 17 points after 29 games, the Saint Mirren Football Club is at the bottom of the league. Only in the preseason had the “buddies” as champions of the second division after three second-class years made the promotion to the Premiership. But now threatens the direct re-descent. In the last 15 league games St. Mirren has only two wins. There are also ten defeats and three draws. If you believe in the game St. Johnstone vs. St. Mirren the odds of bookmakers, the guests have to expect on Wednesday evening with another bankruptcy. Even for the betting base is the host of the favorite and thus we set in the duel St. Johnstone vs St. Mirren the tip on “Victory St. Johnstone”.
St. Johnstone – Statistics & Current Form
The St. Johnstone Football Club has been waiting for a win for nine competitive games. The long negative series is somewhat offset by the fact that they played three league games against leaders Celtic Glasgow and lost all three matches against the champions. In the face of self-imposed goals, the club but plays according to manager Tommy Wright this year a generally good season. Last year, the club came to 38 points only after 33 matchdays. This season, the team has reached this score already after 29 matchdays. You do not have to be afraid of relegation this season. The season is not over yet. You can still reach the top 6. Currently Hibernian Edinburgh is in sixth place with 45 points. With a victory in catching up game against St. Mirren, the Saints could shorten the gap to four points. Coach Wright does not want to focus on the championship round. On Wednesday, it’s all about finally ending the negative series.
However, the home record of the past few weeks does not give much hope that a prediction on the hosts could succeed in the match between St. Johnstone and St. Mirren. From the last eight games in McDiarmid Park, the club from the Scottish city of Perth won only one victory. There are also two draws and five defeats. Due to the failure of the match against St. Mirren, the St. Johnstone Football Club completed their last competitive match on 9 March. But also in the league match at Livingston FC, the men of coach Wright could not finish their series. In the match, the guests had more possession, but shot only five times on goal. Overall, the build was too slow and the Saints too little courageous and too harmless. And the defensive produced too many mistakes. Against St. Mirren the use of Zander Clark is still questionable. Drey Wright is definitely out. In good shape is Christopher Kane, who was involved with one goal and two assists on three of St. Johnstone’s last five goals.
Expected formation of St. Johnstone:
↪ Bell – Foster, Kerr, Shaughnessy, Tanser – Goss, Davidson – Wotherspoon, Swanson, Kennedy – Kan
Last matches of St. Johnstone:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Livingston Vs. FC St. Johnstone 3: 1 (Premiership)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – FC St. Johnstone vs. Hibernian FC 1: 2 (Premiership)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – FC St. Johnstone vs. FC Aberdeen 0-2 (Premiership)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Glasgow Rangers vs. FC St. Johnstone 0: 0 (Premiership)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Celtic vs FC St. Johnstone 5: 0 (FA Cup)
St. Mirren – Statistics & Current Form
In the previous season, coach Jack Ross had led the Saint Mirren Football Club back to Premiership after three years in the second Scottish league. However, in the end very sovereign ascent was quite surprising, as the club in October 2016 was still on the last place of the Scottish Championship. After the rise of success coach Ross moved to Sunderland in the English League One. His successor Alan Stubbs was released in Paisley after just four games already. Then Nordire Oran Kearney took over the “Buddies”. But under Kearney, the club could not leave the table cellar. Before the season had the FC top performers like Lewis Morgan or Gavin Reilly have to let go. This loss could not be compensated until today.
Thus, the record of St. Mirren this season with only four wins and five draws. Already 20 times the team had to leave the place as a loser. At home, the SMFC scored ten points with three wins and one draw. Opposite are eleven bankruptcies. On opponent’s place there was one victory, four draws and nine defeats. This is the worst away record of the first Scottish league. The last competitive match was played by the Saints on March 11th. With the 0: 1 at home against Kilmarnock went for the club a small series of three games without defeat to an end. During this period, the men of Coach Kearney won one and two draws. When everything looked like a draw in the match against Kilmarnock, the visitors still managed to win in the 87th minute. Personally, the coach in Perth can draw on the full.
Expected formation of St. Mirren:
↪ Hladky – Muzek, Popescu, Baird – Erhahon, Flynn, Lyons, MacPherson, McGinn – McAllister, Jackson
Last matches of St. Mirren:
⚽ 11.03.2019 – St Mirren vs. FC Kilmarnock 0: 1 (Premiership)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – St. Mirren Vs. Livingston 1: 0 (Premiership)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Heart of Midlothian Vs. St. Mirren 1: 1 (Premiership)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Aberdeen vs. FC Aberdeen. St. Mirren 2: 2 (Premiership)
⚽ 09.02.2019 – St. Mirren Vs. Dundee United 1: 2 (FA Cup)
St. Johnstone vs. St. Mirren Direct Comparison
Between both clubs there were already 59 games. With 27 wins, 21 draws and eleven defeats, St. Johnstone is clearly ahead in direct comparison. In Perth, the record is 15 home wins, nine draws and six away wins. Of the last seven league games against the Saints St. Mirren could win only one. During this period, six wins went to St. Johnstone. In the last four victories, the SJFC against the men from Paisley even without a clean sheet. Of the last 13 appearances at McDiarmid Park, the buddies could only win two. There are also three draws and eight defeats. In four of their last five games at St. Johnstone, St. Mirren has been without a goal.
St. Johnstone vs. St. Mirren Betting Tips and Predictions Analyzed
Both teams could not collect many points in the last weeks. St. Johnstone now has justifiably hope for a threesome, as St. Mirren is on the one hand a favorite opponent and on the other hand the weakest away league of the league is a guest at McDiarmid Park. On the opponent’s place the buddies conceded 34 goals in 14 games, which corresponds to the negative value in the league.
Key Facts – St. Johnstone vs St. Mirren tips
↪ St. Johnstone has been without matches for nine competitive matches
↪ St. Mirren has won only one of their last 15 away games
↪ St. Johnstone won six of the last seven league games against St. Mirren – the youngest four even to zero
The record of St. Johnstone vs St. Mirren speaks clearly on Wednesday for the home side. Against whom, if not at home against the league’s weakest away team, should the Saints finish their negative series? St. Mirren could be the right opponent at the right time to finally win a game again. We believe that St. Johnstone succeeds in doing so, playing St. Johnstone vs St. Mirren our tip on “Victory St. Johnstone”.
The weak goal balance of the two teams sets in the game St. Johnstone vs St. Mirren’s prediction is under 2.5 goals. In the last three games with the participation of St. Mirren fell less than three goals. The same applies to three of St. Johnstone’s last four home games. Also in 14 of the last 18 direct encounters between Saints and Buddies, the bet “Under 2.5 Goals” would have brought money.
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