Under 2.5 Total Goals in St Mirren vs Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 26 January

Dons to edge low-scoring encounter

Kyle Magennis /St Mirren ©imago images / Action Plus 25.01.2020

St Mirren v Aberdeen
26 January 1230hrs
Football – Scotland –Premiership
Pick Aberdeen to win 
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 13/10 odds taken at 1215 GMT, Thursday 23 January

St Mirren and Aberdeen both bid to bounce back from narrow defeats in midweek in a Scottish Premiership clash at the Simple Digital Arena.

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St Mirren Preview – Buddies seeking a replacement for injured skipper

St Mirren suffered a huge blow at Ibrox on Wednesday when key midfielder and captain Kyle Magennis was carried off on a stretcher.

It seems certain that Magennis is likely to miss a large chunk of what is left of the season have suffered knee ligament damage so the scramble is on to find a replacement in the transfer window.

Despite defeat, manager Jim Goodwin was happy with the Buddies’ performance against Rangers, even though they rarely threatened the home defence.

St Mirren have been disciplined in defence lately and have conceded just three goals in their last five matches in league and cup. However, they’ve not been prolific in front of goal themselves all season and that is an issue that Goodwin will need to address going forward.

Despite the injury to Magennis, it’s unlikely that the manager will ditch his formation at this stage of the season so there will be plenty of work again for regular lone striker Jonathan Obika. German Ilkay Durmus replaced Magennis at Ibrox so is the most likely to take his place in the starting line-up against Aberdeen.

St Mirren need points in their battle to edge away from the relegation zone and have already beaten the Dons at the Simple Digital Arena this season so another close game could be on the cards.

Our betting prediction:
Under 2.5 Total Goals
29/50

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(Odds taken at 1315 GMT, Thursday 23 January)

St Mirren vs Aberdeen Live Stats & Betting Odds

Aberdeen’s post-winter break league campaign got off to a disappointing start with a home defeat by Motherwell.

The Dons are also finding goals hard to come by at present – they’ve only scored more than once in one of their last seven matches.

Manager Derek McInnes is more than aware that his team have lacked a cutting edge lately and is trying to persuade Matty Kennedy to make his move from St Johnstone in the current transfer window. Kennedy has signed a pre-contract with the Pittodrie club but is not due to switch until the summer.

For the time being, McInnes is left hoping that Sam Cosgrove can keep carrying his team-mates. The young Yorkshireman has scored 21 times this season but more is needed from support players like Niall McGhin and Ryan Hedges. Bruce Anderson could be a long-term answer but lacks experience at present.

A place in Europe next season is still achievable for Aberdeen but they have to start showing more urgency in front of goal to supplement the good work being done in defence.

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Trends – St Mirren vs Aberdeen Betting Tips

  • Aberdeen’s last four wins have been achieved by a one-goal margin
  • Aberdeen have scored exactly one goal in three of their last four away matches
  • St Mirren have only conceded three goals in their last five matches
  • St Mirren have only won one and lost three of their last five home matches in the Premiership

Goals are likely to be at a premium in this fixture. St Mirren beat Aberdeen 1-0 at home back in August but lost 2-1 at Pittodrie in November. Aberdeen were booed off by fans following their midweek defeat by Motherwell so expect a response. On paper, the visitors do have the greater firepower so may just edge the points.

Aberdeen to win and Under 3.5 Total Goals
9/5

Coral

The best betting odds for St Mirren vs Aberdeen

St Mirren 9/1 12/1 9/1
Aberdeen 3/10 1/4 3/10
Draw 21/5 9/2 4/1

(Odds correct with Coral, Betfair and Marathonbet at 1215 GMT 23 January)


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