St Johnstone vs Dundee United Match Analysis & Prediction
02/01/2023 6:00 pm
Dundee United will be looking to pick up successive victories for the first time since October when they travel to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone in their first away game of 2023 on Monday.
St Johnstone failed to find their feet in the Premiership as they suffered a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Hearts when the sides met last Wednesday.
Callum Davidson’s side had previously seen their ru of six consecutive league matches without defeat come to an end on Christmas Eve, when they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Celtic at Celtic Park.
Following a decent first half of the season, where they picked up 24 points from 19 matches, St Johnstone are currently sixth in the Premiership table, level on points with seventh-placed Livingston.
Meanwhile, Dundee United turned in a performance of the highest quality in their final home game of the year as they claimed a 3-0 victory over Ross County in a bottom-of-the-table contest last Wednesday.
Prior to that, Liam Fox’s side were on a three-game winless run across all competitions, picking up one draw and losing twice, including a 2-0 defeat to Swansea City in a friendly on December 3.
Dundee United have now picked up four wins, four draws and lost 10 of their 18 matches to collect 16 points and sit 11th in the league standings, one point above bottom-placed Ross County, although with a game in hand.
While Fox’s side will now be looking to pick up successive wins and steer clear of the bottom of the table, they have struggled for resuls away from home, where tey are one of just two sides yet to pick up wins this season and hold the division’s second-worst record.
St Johnstone vs. Dundee United Head to head
In the previous 61 meetings between these two sides across all competitions, St Johnstone have claimed 22 victories while Dundee United have won 21, and they have drawn in 18. They have each scored 65 goals in the process.
12/01/2021Dundee United2St Johnstone2Premiership
22/08/2021St Johnstone0Dundee United1Premiership
30/10/2021Dundee United0St Johnstone1Premiership
05/02/2022St Johnstone0Dundee United0Premiership
01/10/2022Dundee United1St Johnstone2Premiership
St Johnstone Team News
St Johnstone will be without the services of Murray Davidson and Chris Kane, who are currently recovering from ankle and knee injuries respectively.
They are joined on the club’s injury table by Scottish defender Callum Booth, who continues his long journey to full fitness after suffering an Achilles tendon injury back in May.
St Johnstone's Last 5 Matches
09/11/2022St Mirren2St Johnstone2Premiership
17/12/2022Ross County1St Johnstone2Premiership
Dundee United Team News
Fox could name an unchanged starting lineup, which could see a back three of Ryan Edwards, Ross Graham and Charles Mulgrew featuring, with Mark Birighitti between the sticks.
Dylan Levitt and Sibbald should start in midfield, while we expect an unchanged attacking trio of Ian Harkes, Glenn Middleton and Steven Fletcher.
Dundee United's Last 5 Matches
03/12/2022Dundee United0Swansea City2Club Friendlies
24/12/2022Dundee United3Ross County0Premiership
St Johnstone vs. Dundee United: Odds and Predictions
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