St. Mirren vs Aberdeen FC – 24/12/2022
Aberdeen are on a two-game Scottish Premiership dropping streak forward of Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off at St Mirren. The Dons are coming off a 1-0 defeat to Celtic and a 3-2 loss to Rangers.
The loss to Rangers was extraordinarily disheartening, as Aberdeen conceded twice in second-half stoppage time to lose the sport. Aberdeen misplaced 4 of their final six video games within the league and are hanging onto a top-six place.
St Mirren are preventing for a spot within the high six forward of Christmas. The Saints are seventh within the Premiership standings forward of Aberdeen’s arrival.
Their final two video games resulted in attracts, as St Mirren picked up a 2-2 stalemate with St Johnstone and a 1-1 draw with Rangers.
Regardless of the back-to-back attracts, St Mirren are winless in 5 of their final six video games within the Premiership. The Saints have performed nicely in opposition to Aberdeen in latest head-to-head clashes. The groups’ final six video games have been divided into two wins, two attracts, and two defeats apiece.
Saturday’s match at St Mirren Park would be the groups’ second assembly of the marketing campaign. Aberdeen gained the reverse fixture at Pittodrie 4-1.
St Mirren’s Declan Gallagher was despatched off within the opening 22 minutes of the sport. From there, Aberdeen took management of the fixture scoring thrice earlier than halftime by means of Borja Miovski (twice) and Leighton Clarkson.
Duk scored the fourth for Aberdeen within the second half after St Mirren’s Jonah Ayunga pulled a aim again from the penalty spot. Aberdeen racked up 75.1% of the sport’s possession.
St Mirren supervisor Stephen Robinson will rejoice one yr on the job in February. He has the Buddies enjoying nicely and probably shifting into the highest half of the desk with a win on Saturday.
Robinson has only one participant on the damage listing as Richard Tait has a groin pressure and is a significant doubt to play.
Ayunga, who scored St Mirren’s lone aim in opposition to Aberdeen within the reverse fixture leads the crew with three targets. He’s tied with Alex Greive and Mark O’Hara in scoring.
Aberdeen supervisor Jim Goodwin may also rejoice his first anniversary in February. Goodwin has no recent damage worries.
Nevertheless, Clarkson limped off in opposition to Rangers in midweek and may very well be restricted to a substitute’s function on Saturday.
Clarkson is enjoying nicely for the Dons. The on-loan Liverpool participant has 4 targets and scored a cracker of a striker in opposition to Rangers in midweek. Aberdeen are led in targets by Miovski with 11.
St Mirren gained their final two video games at dwelling in opposition to Aberdeen. The Buddies ought to make it three wins in a row at St Mirren Park in opposition to Aberdeen with a 2-1 win.