Two Scottish Championship’s promotion contenders meet on Friday night, with both sides desperate to make it back to the Premiership this season. Visitors St Mirren are in a great position to kick on and make it back to the top flight, but can Dundee United join them? The Tangerines aren’t likely to chase down the hosts and take top spot, but they’ll want to build some momentum ahead of another tilt at promotion through the play-offs.
Dundee United need to claw their way back in to the top two, following back to back league losses. Their clash with Queen of the South was called off on Tuesday, which was another blow to their hopes of moving up the table. However, that will leave the hosts rested for this huge clash, as they look to continue an eight game winning streak at home to St Mirren.
The leaders have been vulnerable on the road of late, losing two of their last three trips. They still have an 11 point lead at the top, which should be enough to guide them back to the top flight. However, that form is largely based on their home form, with just 40% of their points coming on the road. The Tangerines are in a similar position, as they’ve taken 62% of their points at their own ground this term, which is going to play to their advantage here.
Of course, the visitors do have plenty of threat going forward, as they’ve found the net in 85% of their matches on the road this season. They’ve have problems with conceding, as they’ve shipped four goals in their two recent away losses. Given their recent record away to Dundee United, we can see the leaders having some issues keeping it tight at the back. After a 4-1 defeat to play-off contenders Livingston recently, can Dundee rack up the goals and continue their good form at their own ground?
The hosts have seen over 2.5 goals in 73% of their home matches this term. Their last seven at this ground have all seen at least three goals scored, and we’re backing a similar outcome when the leaders make this trip. St Mirren have seen over 2.5 goals in 62% of their away trips, and in all of their last nine visits to this ground, so we think overs is a great bet for this week’s live Championship clash.
Head To Head
Both teams have scored in four of their last six meetings between these two sides.
Dundee United vs St Mirren Stats
- Dundee United have won 2-1 in 36% of their home matches this term.
- The hosts have seen exactly three goals in 64% of their home matches this term.
- The Saints have claimed 60% of their points at home this term.