St Mirren vs St Johnstone
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Simple Digital Arena, Paisley.
St. Mirren have picked it up lately and came oh-so-close to escaping the relegation Play-off spot in Premiership with a 1-3 win at Livingston, where goals from Paul McGinn, Daniel Mullen, and Simeon Jackson secured a comeback and all three points at Tony Macaroni Arena.
Buddies now sit two points behind Hamilton Academical having snatched an important point at the Hope CBD Stadium beforehand, which should have Oran Kearney’s men in great spirits as they host St. Johnstone for their Saturday’s clash. They’ve been scoring more goals and only suffered a loss to Celtic in their last four outings and we now hope to see them just as motivated.
St. Johnstone have, on the other hand, fallen short of a top 6 spot and mainly so for their inconsistency on the road. They come into the match at Simple Digital Arena with a 2-0 win over Dundee behind them but we’ve seen them struggle for such pick-me-ups on the road – with just one point earned in eight trips since late January.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone: Head-to-head
St. Johnstone have been dominant in recent head-to-head clashes, though, with five consecutive wins since December 2014.
St. Mirren last beat the rivals in October 2014 with goals from Naismith and Drury.
We’ve seen just seven goals in the sides’ last five clashes, as St. Johnstone kept clean sheets on all of the occasions.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone: Prediction
We will now back St. Mirren to show off their reinvigorated form and capitalize on the visitors’ struggles on the road, where going for a Double Chance – Home win or Draw feels like buying money at 1.55. They have more to play for at this point and we expect them to have what it takes for at least a point.
We should be in for a narrow occasion, though, and we don’t see them building on solid goal-scoring performances of last week. We’ll thus also go for a low-scoring contest with Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.61, after seeing such games in all of the last five head-to-head clashes between the sides.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone: Bet Tips
Home win or Draw @ 1.55
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61.