The SMISA Stadium: St. Mirren vs Motherwell Premiership preview

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Competition: Scotland Premiership
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: The SMISA Stadium (8016 seats)

With their 7 point advantage in the league table, St. Mirren fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Motherwell.

Insights:
  • St. Mirren has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Premiership

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Mirren and Motherwell.

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St. Mirren form and stats

St. Mirren's struggle is real here at The SMISA Stadium with only 15 points collected from 15 Premiership games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 3-6-6. The last three games played by Mirren, regardless of arena, have all ended draws. Two draws in a row at home now for St. Mirren.

The spoils were shared in Mirren's previous game, also at home. Visiting Livingston (placed 5th) travelled back with a draw after a 1-1 scoreline. In the match before that, Mirren hosted Hamilton Academical and drew the game 1-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Mirren have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found eight games) they have won four times, drawn three and lost one.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Ross County are coming to town in three days.

Mirren have scored 13 league goals here from 15 matches, not a lot. St. Mirren's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 21 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Motherwell form and stats

4-4-6 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Motherwell in their Premiership matches away.

Motherwell failed to get anything from their last game, a Premiership home match vs St. Johnstone (placed 8th) that ended with defeat 0-3. A loss against Hamilton Academical was the result prior to that, in a home game.

We have checked recent matches where Motherwell have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those twelve games were four victories, three draws and five defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Motherwell manager G. Alexander as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Hibernian.

The visitors have scored 13 goals from 14 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Motherwell have seen the ball go into their own net 18 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Mirren - Motherwell 1-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Mirren victories, four draws and three Motherwell wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

St. MirrenJ. McGrath
J. McGrath
5 goals
St. MirrenJ. Obika
J. Obika
5 goals
MotherwellD. Cole
D. Cole
5 goals

St. Mirren missing players

Motherwell missing players

St. Mirren Motherwell
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
29 15 4 Played P 3 14 29
9 3 1 Won W 1 4 7
8 6 2 Drew D 2 4 7
12 6 1 Lost L 0 6 15
28 13 4 Scored S 4 13 26
34 21 3 Conceded C 2 18 46
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 93%
66% 80% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 79% 72%
34% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 43% 48%
10% 13% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 21%
7% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 10%
45% 53% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 43% 41%
28% 20% 25% Clean Sheets C S 33% 29% 24%
34% 33% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 36% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.3 1.6
5 2 1 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
11 11.7 11.2 Shots (avg) S ( 17 11.1 10.6
3.4 3.3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.1 3
28% 27% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 30% 30%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • St. Mirren has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Premiership

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rangers 29 25 4 0 69 8 14 14 0 0 40 1 15 11 4 0 29 7 61 79
2 Celtic 29 19 7 3 64 22 15 10 3 2 29 10 14 9 4 1 35 12 42 64
3 Hibernian 29 15 7 7 41 26 15 6 5 4 19 17 14 9 2 3 22 9 15 52
4 Aberdeen 30 13 9 8 32 29 16 9 3 4 22 16 14 4 6 4 10 13 3 48
5 Livingston 29 11 7 11 36 35 14 5 3 6 16 17 15 6 4 5 20 18 1 40
6 St. Mirren 29 9 8 12 28 34 15 3 6 6 13 21 14 6 2 6 15 13 -6 35
7 Dundee United 29 8 10 11 26 38 15 5 4 6 18 20 14 3 6 5 8 18 -12 34
8 St. Johnstone 30 8 9 13 31 39 14 3 4 7 6 13 16 5 5 6 25 26 -8 33
9 Motherwell 29 7 7 15 26 46 15 3 3 9 13 28 14 4 4 6 13 18 -20 28
10 Kilmarnock 30 7 3 20 26 42 14 4 2 8 17 20 16 3 1 12 9 22 -16 24
11 Hamilton Academical 29 6 6 17 28 56 14 2 4 8 11 23 15 4 2 9 17 33 -28 24
12 Ross County 28 6 5 17 21 53 14 2 4 8 11 27 14 4 1 9 10 26 -32 23

Read more about Premiership

The Scottish Premiership is the top division of football in Scotland, the Scottish Professional Football League. Twelve teams play 38 fixtures to top the league table in a season running from August to May. The teams first meet each other three times. Then the league splits in two for five more games.