St Mirren vs St Johnstone
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: The SMISA Stadium, Paisley.
St Mirren and St Johnstone both made their way to the League Cup semi-finals but struggled to replicate such success in the Premiership, sitting in the bottom half of the table as they meet for their Matchday 18 clash on Saturday afternoon.
Buddies have shown more lately and have a four-match unbeaten streak in the league too, where they beat Livingston (0-1) and Motherwell (0-1) while also holding Aberdeen and Dundee United to draws. However, they’ll need more if they’re to close the five-point gap to the top 6 and we expect them very motivated to impress at the SMISA Stadium.
St Johnstone sit two points clear with an extra game played and have struggled to turn games their way more lately. They held off Hibs (2-2) and Celtic (1-1) since late November, though, and only saw Livingston (1-2) end their unbeaten streak of six in Premiership. They’ve been scoring goals on the regular and will be no sitting ducks now, which promises an exciting contest in Paisley too. Still, we doubt it will be enough to snatch the points.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone Head-to-head
St Johnstone beat St Mirren (1-0) in late August, when Stevie May made the difference.
We’ve seen three draws and a win for St Mirren in four head-to-head clashes beforehand.
We’ve been used to narrow occasions and we haven’t seen more than two goals since 2014.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone Prediction
We do hope St Mirren will be able to take revenge for the August loss at McDiarmid Park but we could be in for a more unconventional head-to-head clash now. Still, we’re backing Buddies to secure the points and going for a Home win at eye-catching 2.80.
They could be forced into a thriller this time around and we do hope to see the visitors get on the scoresheet too.
With hope St Mirren will be able to outgun St Johnstone and bag the points, we’re also backing a high-scoring contest with Over 2.5 Goals FT at 2.50!
We haven’t really been used to such games between the sides but have seen both scoring and conceding on the regular lately.
St Mirren vs St Johnstone Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.50.