FootyMAD's St. Johnstone match preview

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History of the Aberdeen v St. Johnstone fixture

Aberdeen play host to St. Johnstone at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dons are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 8 of the 48 games.

The last time the two teams met at Aberdeen was back in December 2001, over five years ago, the The Dons carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002 Sat 02 Feb St. Johnstone 0 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
2001/2002 Tue 08 Jan St. Johnstone 0 - 2 Aberdeen SFAC
2001/2002 Sat 01 Dec Aberdeen 1 - 0 St. Johnstone SPL
2001/2002 Sat 25 Aug St. Johnstone 1 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
2000/2001 Sat 28 Apr St. Johnstone 0 - 3 Aberdeen SPL
2000/2001 Tue 27 Mar Aberdeen 3 - 3 St. Johnstone SPL
2000/2001 Tue 28 Nov St. Johnstone 0 - 0 Aberdeen SPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen's poor home run has seen them win just one and draw two of the last six. While the Dons have scored four, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

St. Johnstone's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on three occasions, but drawing one and losing two. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Saints, and 11 goals against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 11 points from their 10 games played so far, St. Johnstone are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 10 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Aberdeen 6 0 3 3 4 9 3
St. Johnstone 6 3 0 3 11 9 9

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Pittodrie Stadium for the Dons and the Madmen are unable to see past St. Johnstone claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
St. Johnstone 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.