St. Johnstone vs Dundee: Match Preview

Callum Davidson's St. Johnstone face Dundee tonight in one of the biggest games in the club's recent history, in a game to decide who ends the night at the foot of the Premiership table.

[Shaun Rooney celebrates during a 2-0 win over Dundee]


A loss could all but consign St. Johnstone to Championship football, whereas a win could provide a lifeline as well as start a run allowing us to climb the table. A draw would be a huge opportunity missed.


Here is our preview of this all-important clash with Dundee:


How to Watch


Tonight's basement battle kicks off at 19:45, with tickets still on sale HERE, I would advise anyone who can make tonight's game to do so - the club needs our support right now and hopefully it can be a memorable night.


If you cannot make the game there is a PPV option HERE, whilst season ticket holders who cannot attend can watch by signing in with their unique ID.


Head-to-Head


St. Johnstone has an excellent recent record against the 'Dark Blues', with Saints winning 7 of the last 8 meetings between the sides, stretching back to 2018.


The Perth side has played Dundee 3 times this season winning twice, both in the early months of the season. In the most recent encounter, Dundee came out on top at Dens Park, winning 1-0 in a dismal St. Johnstone performance.

[Kane celebrates scoring against Dundee]


Saints will need to be much better than that to win tonight.


Team News


St. Johnstone

Callum Davidson has revealed that his side's injury woes have worsened even more, following confirmation that Michael O'Halloran has a hamstring injury, adding him to the list of long-term absentees with Rooney, Bryson, and Wotherspoon.


Liam Gordon has picked up his 6th yellow card of the season, but his suspension will not come into effect until Saturday's trip to Pittodrie meaning he is available to play tonight.


Hendry and MacPherson will be in the squad today after they both came back to the club. However, it will likely come too early for new signing John Mahon and Callum Booth who is 'touch and go'.


Predicted Line-up:


Clark

Brown

Cleary

Gordon

McCart

Gallacher

Davidson

MacPherson

Butterfield

Ciftci

Hendry


Formation: 5-3-2


Dundee


James McPake will be without Striker Cillian Sheridan as well as defenders Lee Ashcroft and Jordan Marshall. Jason Cummings has also left the club on a permanent basis.


Dundee will have a new signing in the form of Niall McGinn available for this one.


Predicted Line-up:


Legzdins

Kerr

McGhee

Fontaine

Elliot

Adam

McGowan

Anderson

McGinn

Griffiths

McMullan


Formation: 4-3-3


Score Prediction: St. Johnstone 1-0 Dundee


Saints need to win tonight, anything less and the route to survival becomes incredibly unlikely. Dundee is down there for a reason and is also on a 6 game losing run in the league. Neither side will be full of confidence but we need to make it count.

[Davidson is going through his toughest spell at Saints]


James McPake will come here with the goal of avoiding defeat, whereas St. Johnstone absolutely has to win. It may well be a case of whoever scores the first goal wins, hopefully, that side is St. Johnstone


Saturday's embarrassment needs to be put behind us, looking forward is the only way we will be able to get out of this hole. Hopefully, Callum can get it right tonight, otherwise, it could spell the end for St. Johnstone's season.



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